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:

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

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.


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.