Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas...

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

A big thanks for all of your support over the year.
It's been a great year and we're all looking forward to the next one.

In the new year we'll be showing you some of the great work from the designers, so keep posted.

Friday, 11 December 2009

E17 Designers Christmas Market Thanks

Thanks to all who came along to our Christmas market on Friday 27th November.
It was a great night with the usual lovely cakes and good music. Hope you had a good time and a special thanks has to go out to those who worked so hard to get everything looking good;

Comments "fabulous" "i'll be back", "original gifts at good prices", "lovely selection", "look forward to the next one", "fab".

Also an extra thanks to:
Musa and Rudolph at the Asian Centre, a lovely venue and for all the extra help at the beginning setting up tables, especially chairs!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Events to Check out....


A short demo in support of saving the EMD Cinema will be held outside the EMD Cinema,Hoe street, on Sunday 13 December at 3.30pm. Please come along and show your continued commitment to the campaign. Bring a Santa hat (if you have one) and feel free to wear festive fancy dress!

The demo will be followed by mince pies and free entertainment at the Rose and Crown pub at 55 Hoe Street. Children and families welcome.

Spread the word to friends and family.

A few more dates for your diary:

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Interested in joining the E17 Designers?

E17 Designers are a community group of designers, makers and artists who live or work in the area. There is no strict selection procedure or membership this year.

Events are filled on a first come first served list, based on the size of venue and number of tables-we will probably charge £25 per table (the same price we have managed for some time) which we hope will cover cost of hall hire, our own posters and flyers, and drinks.

Priority is given to previous exhibitors each time to encourage the community feeling, but as everyone does not participate in each event there are often tables that become open to a reserves list (showcase designers).

All exhibitors are expected to collect posters and flyers that are part of the fee they pay, and then distribute them amongst all their contacts and local shops, libraries, doctors, schools and workplaces-this is the best way of attracting people to come to the events, purchase products and keep money in the borough...an email flyer can also be sent out to e-contacts too.

Brief: to engender a well designed and crafted feel to all products they should be hand made, mended with love or designed and produced by each maker-products so far range from original prints and cards to vintage fabric bags to restored clothing and furniture to hand screen printed tee shirts and illustrators magazines, or simple bead, button or silver jewellery....but also we endeavour to cluster together designers who in addition make small affordable pieces of work that even £1 can pay for....

Therefore please email carolyn@carolynabbott.co.uk with one low res and one high res image if you are interested and live/work in the area.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009

Fantastic offerings for the Christmas market....

Here are some of the great things that will be on offer at the E17 Designers Market. Taking place on Friday 27th November, make sure to put it in your diary.

Victoria sponge from Suzie's kitchen:

Kate Shea's nail heart ceramic piece:

Katie Gammie's hand sewn toy:

Stephen Kenny's two pipe problem letter press poster:

Cathy Unwin's felt beads:

Fused and Fired's bangle:

Karen Logan's button necklace:

Silk Screen Print from Kirsten of I am inspired:

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Monday, 5 October 2009

Next Christmas Market...

Just to keep all the followers of the E17 Designers up to date with our next event, which will be the:

E17 Designers Christmas Market



18a Orford Road
E17 9LN

Everyone is busy crafting away, making new treats especially for the event.

So make sure to put it in your diaries and we'll see you there.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Quick thanks....


Just a quick thanks to all who came along to the Grove Cafe on Sunday. It was a great atmosphere with everyone hanging out in the cafe and the surrounding studios.
Cakes went down well, as always, and Viv managed some massages in a quiet corner

The three open studios really impressed people who didn't know that Hatherley Mews held so much talent, and the kids made the most of the
drawing table while mums dads and grown ups shopped around for jewellery, cards, bags, bath products, prints and kids clothes....

Here's us appearing in the selvedge newsletter, about the event.....

Friday, 11 September 2009

Cafe Grove E17 Designers Market....

Don't forget about the E17 Designers Market at the Cafe Grove on Sunday. Also if you're in the area pop along to the old Rose and Crown pub for the EMD cinema day of action. There's lots of festivities catering for all, full details below.

EMD CINEMA: DAY OF ACTION - Sunday 13 September

Come to the Day of Action in support of the EMD Cinema on Sunday 13 September between 3pm and 11pm.

A day of protest, free films, children’s entertainment, live music, exhibitions – and an opportunity to register your objections to plans for the EMD Cinema. The day will also see the premiere of ‘Save Our Screen’, a new documentary examining the story of the EMD, and a live performance by legendary rocker Ed Tudor-Pole.

Admission is free. All welcome.

The Day of Action will be held at the Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 55 Hoe Street, London E17.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Introducing some of the designers....Frillseekers Vintage

Frillseekers vintage are specialists in wearable vintage clothing. They sell everything to make you into a vintage glamour queen from day dresses, evening apparel to accessories from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s through to the ‘80s, with the occasional earlier treasure.

They have an extensive client list from high street fashion designers who come to seek inspiration from our hand-picked vintage garments, to the girl-next-door who needs that perfect something to wow her friends!

"We love helping people find exactly what they are looking for. We get inspired by what delights our customers. And we are so happy when one of our pieces goes to a new and loving home."

The Frillseekers message is spreading fast so make sure to visit with them at the next E17 designers market.

For an appointment service - call Caroline on 07875 385887 to arrange.
Otherwise contact via their website: www.frillseekersvintage.com

Introducing some of the designers.... Faith Tavender Jewellery

Faith Tavender is an established designer producing gorgeous modern silver and gold jewellery. A graduate of London Guildhall University, she has been making high quality jewellery for more than 14 years. A local to Walthamstow, Faith has also exhibited her collections in London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney and New York as well as with the E17 designers.

She draws inspiration from the jewellery of ancient Greece and the Art Deco movement, also from her travels in Europe and North Africa, and childhood memories of Tasmania. Each piece is handcrafted in her London studio using only the highest quality beads and semi-precious stones.

Contact: 0208 509 3159 faithtavender@hotmail.com www.faithtavender.com

Monday, 7 September 2009

Introducing some of the designers... new additions

The E17 Designers are continually growing and new designers are often seen at the markets. A few new faces include Sarah Hawkins and Katie Gammie of Gammie Bags.

Sarah Hawkins, a local photographer, was specialising in 'Photograms', images created by placing objects, found in her garden, onto photographic paper and exposing it to light. This means that each one is unique, never to be created in the same way twice. An exhibition of these works was also displayed as part of the Leytonstone Art Trail and at the Changing Rooms Gallery in Lloyd Park.

Katie Gammie of Gammie Bags was selling a great little array of cushions and bangles as well as her trademark bags. Newly graduated, she is currently working on her own designs for fabric which she then hopes to turn into her crafty creations.

So as well as familiar faces at the designer markets you will often see new and other inspirational stalls propping up.

Introducing some of the designers..... Avril York

Avril York is a textile artist who is probably best known for her cute little sock toys she creates. Although Avril has a science background, she turned direction in her career when she discovered her love for textiles. However she often uses her influences from science in many of her artistic textile creations. Most notably was her show at the ICA gallery where she displayed her collection of pieces inspired by the particle formations of cocktails. Details of her amazing free hand stitchwork can be seen on the below business card with Egor, her pet cat. Contact Avril:

Introducing some of the Designers.... Linsay Robinson

Linsay Robinson is a beader who designs and creates painstakingly detailed and beautiful pieces. Her stall is an array of glistening colour that attracts and lures everyone in like magpies. Linsay is a local designer maker who only attends local events which makes her work even more unique as you will not find her pieces anywhere else. Contact:

Introducing some of the designers... Wendy Le Ber (Padmayogini)

Wendy Le Ber, also known as Padmayogini, is an artist who takes clear inspiration from her Buddhist beliefs. She became a Buddhist 13 years ago and also works to bring meditation methods and art practise together for personal and social change, through workshops and events.

Wendy has a close relationship with the natural world, trees, birds, astrology, mythology and enviromental issues which is often evident in her work. Using photography, painting and found materials to express an understanding of the world as alive and interconnected.
Her creations are often little creations of serenity.


Introducing some of the Designers... Sarah Hardy

Sarah Hardy is a local artist based in Walthamstow and was a new addition to the E17 Designers, at their Spring Fair. Her eclectic drawings of insects are amazingly detailed to minute and accurate precision. Lets hope to see more of her at future markets.

Contact: 07801 946505

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

E17 Art Trail 2009......

Introducing some of the designers.....

Dolly and Dotty is a collection of African, recycled and vintage creations most notorious are the amazing cushions and small brooches from Nicolette Colville-Paris. Her stall is a little delight of colour and pattern and the vintage feel transports you instantly back in time. Nicolette applied her amazing handi-work to create the 'at home' cushion for the design of the latest poster for the E17 Art Trail event.

Contact: dollyanddottty@live.com

Girl Made Good is a collection of rather glamarous necklaces and silk scarves. Her button necklaces are a great explosion of colour. I dont know where she manages to find such amazing and quirky buttons! There is a great vintage essence to her work which is reminiscent of the 50's style.

Contact: kallogan@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

E17 Art Trail 2009

E17 Designers Market

E17 Art Trail,13th September, 2pm-6pm.

Grove Café, 23-27 Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow, London E17 4QP.

Offering all the usual treats – plus an extra treasure trove of talent at two open studios in the adjacent Hatherley Mews buildings. Handmade bags, toys and accessories, to jewellery, art and photography, ranging from cards to prints. Who knows what you will find for that perfect gift?

£1 entry for a free drink and the chance to win one of our popular goody bags.


Latest Press.....

I just wanted to say a big thanks for our supporters from having seen us in the following press articles:

Families East
The Village Newsletter
Time Out online

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Leytonstone Art Trail Designers Market.....

Better late than never so here are the pictures from the Leytonstone Art Trail. Also just a quick note of thanks for all who turned up on the day to support the E17 Designers. The great weather brought everyone out to enjoy the sunshine creating a buzzing atmosphere in Leytonstone. It was also great to see some new designers alongside some old faces, creating a great mix of goodies.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

E17 Designers: Introducing the Illustrated Ape

The Illustrated Ape established in 1998, features 100% original creative fiction, pictures, and poetry, pop – and never, ever reviews! It has won popular acclaim, notably the CREATIVE REVIEW ‘Best In Book’ award for design, and was one of only 5 British magazines selected for the Jam Anglo-Japanese exhibition. It is widely regarded as the most excited and influential creative, illustration, graffiti, and writing magazine, to come out of the British urban underground, and is a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into popular culture.

It's definitely worth checking out some of their creative writing and cutting edge designs.
Some of their infamous issues:

To contact Mike, editor of the illustrated ape boys:

E17 Designers: Introducing Gails Windy Day & Fused and Fired

If you've been to one of the E17 Designers markets then you've bound to have met Gail of Gail's Windy Day. She creates adorable handmade clothing and accessories for kids as well as adults making her stall hard to miss! Her owl cushions are a huge success and often in hot demand.

Gail also combines her great crocheting skills with jewellery designer maker Sarie Miell of Fused and Fired to create lovely crocheted pieces for grown ups, usually found joining their stalls together.

Sara Miell of Fused and Fired creates lovely hand made glass jewellery for both men and women, so you can buy something for your partner to make yourself feel better after everything you have bought for yourself!
All pieces are carefully selected glass from around the world, kiln fired and hand finished using the finest fixings, the jewellery is truly stunning and unique.

To contact Sarie: