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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!

in the city ::

With Got Craft? coming up and us being in the US a few weeks ago, I felt like we hadn’t been out and about London for a while. Well, we sure made up for that this weekend. From a visit to North Finchley to Stoke Newington to the Regent Street Motor Show and then over to Richmond Park for Bonfire night, we truly have been zipping all over this city! Happy Sunday!

field trip :: stoke-newington


The North London Vintage Market was on last weekend in their new location at the Library Gallery in Stoke Newington. I had heard a lot of buzz about this show, but for some reason, the dates always conflicted and we had never been to visit. With 20 hand picked stalls selling mid-century ceramics, vintage clothing, housewares and retro furniture; I braved the one and a half hour bus ride to the show. The bus ride was easy enough and completely worth it. This was definitely one of my favourite markets and you can tell that each vendor has been carefully selected. If I had unlimited funds, I would have walked home with a collection of tin chocolate moulds, a yellow formica table and one of these vintage kitchen cupboards * swoon *

Afterwards, we visited the British Library near Kings Cross station. We admired the George III collection from the King’s Library and checked out the street markets of London in the 1940’s exhibition by Walter Joseph. There were no pictures allowed inside, but I did tack on a picture of the newly renovated St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to the end of this post. Isn’t it gorgeous? Built in 1873, it was taken over by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1922, before closing in 1935. It sat vacant until 2004 when the property was granted permission to renovate and then re-opened it’s doors in May 2011 – exactly 138 years after its original opening in 1873.