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round up! :: london, uk craft fairs

{flickr} renegade craft fair | the drawing machine

The holiday craft fair season is quickly approaching. Here are some top picks to add to your diaries!

Designers Makers Market
Saturday, November 19 | 11:00am-5:00pm
Old Spitalfields Market, London EC1 6EW

Made in Clerkenwell @ Craft Central
Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27 | check website for times
Craft Central’s two buildings – 33-35 St John’s Square London EC1M 4DS and 21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX
£2.50 per person (under 16’s free) for the whole four day event

Handmade Nation
Friday, November 25 | 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sprout Arts – 74 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SQ

Got Craft?
Sunday, November 27 | 11:00am-5:00 pm
Tooting Tram and Social – 46-48 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NA
£1 – first 30 receive swag bag stuffed full of goodies from all of our stalls

Bust Magazine Craftacular
Sunday, November 27 | noon-6:00pm
York Hall – 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ

Handmade in Tooting
Saturday, December 3 | noon-6:00pm
Handmade Nation Screening @ 5:00 p.m.
Tooting Tram and Social – 46-48 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NA

Craft Guerrilla Christmas Market
Saturday, December 3, 2011 | 11:00am-4:00pm
Vestery House Museum – Vestry Road, Walthamstow E17 9NH

Of Cabbages & Kings
Saturday, December 3 + Sunday, December 4
Saturday, December 17 + Sunday, December 18 | 11:00am-5:00pm
Abney Hall – 73a Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0AS

Selvedge Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 10 | 10:00am-5:00pm
St. Augustines Church Hall – Langdon Park Road, London, N6 5QG

We Make London Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 10 | 11:00am-5:00pm
Battersea Arts Centre – Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5TN

The Crafty Fox Pop Up Market
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 | 11:00am-5:00pm
The Dogstar – 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LQ

Christmas Boutique at The Make Lounge
Saturday, December 10 + Sunday, December 11 | 11:00am-6:00pm
The Make Lounge – 49-51 Barnsbury Street, London N1 1TP

Visit the Around Town section on the Got Craft? website for a complete list of upcoming events!

faythe levine – feature #6

from the archives: 07.07.09

name: Faythe Levine
links: website | blog | twitter | flickr

What do you make?
Currently I make movies, do set design/art direction and I take tons of photos. When I have time I like to embroider.

via ReadyMade, photo credit: Kevin Miyazaki

What or who inspires you?
I am inspired on a daily basis by my surroundings. I spend as much time as possible absorbing my environment and taking in the minute details. I am also motivated by my extensive art collection and piles of collections and treasures I have built up over the years.

How did you get started?
I’ve always been self-motivated and just make sure to finish projects I start.

What are your favourite materials to work with?
Depends on the project at hand of course, but I love felt, vintage fabric and paper, found objects and glitter. If I’m working in the kitchen I attempt to use as much local and organic ingredients as possible.

via design sponge

What is the hardest part of crafting?
I think that following through with an idea can be a huge challenge sometimes but when you finish something you started even if the final outcome isn’t what you initially planned it is so satisfying.

List 5 of your favourite links:
Obsessive Consumption: I work with Kate on a variety of projects but I think her work is amazing on so many levels. She also produces more projects then anyone I know.

My Love For You: Fantastically curated art/craft/design blog that keeps me up to date with sales, new work and shows around the world ran by my friend Meigan.

20×200: A great place to pick up affordable artwork.

BibliOdyssey: Fodder in all manners.

Design For Mankind: Another art/craft/design blog that really hits all the best stuff. Also, site curator Erin Loechner started a great project called “Dialogue” everyone should check out on the site.

Do you have any advice for those in the biz?
My advice would be to keep in touch with your community. Participate in community dialogue and events. Support your creative peers and keep focused on your own personal creative path.

Art vs. Craft – Are these terms different? Do you consider yourself an artist or a crafter?
I am totally uninterested in defining the difference between Art and Craft, my belief is that is up to the producer of the work. Myself, I’m 100% maker.

(photo images courtesy of Faythe Levine)

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