Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Date for your diaries.....

Sunday 12th September the E17 Designers are at the Asian Centre as part of the E17 Art Trail.

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than to feast yourself on hand made goodies!

Also see what other artistic local merits are on offer on the E17 Art Trail website

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Introducing new E17 Deisgner Mia Sabel.......

Mia Sabel has already had a successful 25-year career in brand, design and theatre. This culminated in Mia becoming Creative Director for a 20 strong, award-winning design team she developed at the leading online financial services company Egg in Canary Wharf, London.

Inspired by hands-on, product- and user-led design, Mia decided to equip herself with authentic leathercraft skills within the tradition of English saddlery. Mia is now applying these respected skills in creating equine products and luxury leather goods, enhanced by her brand, design and marketing experience.

SABEL Bespoke Leather Design: HORSE • HUMAN • HOME
In October 2008, Mia Sabel set up her own leather goods business based at her home in Walthamstow.
Product range - on sale at show: (2-6pm Sun 12 Sept at Asian Centre, Orford Road, E17):
Stationery sets: organisers, artist's pads, deskpads, foldover pads, folios - all using high quality leather, hand-stitched and some including recycled vintage braces elastic
Belts: utility, adults, childrens, design your own
Petware: including design your own collar/lead
Buttons: leather buttons in a range of colours
Bags: including the famous stirrup bag available for commission
Saddle soap: her own brand of home-made saddle soap - a cleaner and conditioner for all types of leather goods (not suede), including bags, jackets, boots as well as equine goods.
Saddlery: items available to order: bridles, training aids, saddle alterations and repairs.
Upholstery: some upholstery can be undertaken, including covering vintage car seats, chair seats, stools.

Products will be available to buy on the day, but orders can be taken.
Leather commissions, repairs and restoration can be undertaken - just give them to Mia at the show or call to arrange drop off.

Latest news:
Having just completed a 2-year saddlery course at the only full-time UK course in the UK (Capel Manor College in Enfield), Mia has recently been awarded a QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) award to fund further studies. Out of 159 people, Mia was one of 8 chosen - awarded £6,200 to fund her last 3 saddlery exams to make her fully qualified, plus an upholstery course which she has just completed, a leather restoration course, leather sewing machine skills and framed bag making course. These will all help increase her range of products, as well as becoming a Qualified Saddler and Harness Maker. Press releases from QEST will be coming out shortly, so you may see her in the national press and will shortly be appearing on their website - www.qest.org.uk

A temporary facebook Page is available now which is updated with latest products (please join), and her own website should be ready for the middle of September.


To contact Mia
+44 (0)7765 253811

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wanstead Art Trail....

The Wanstead Art Trail puts Wanstead on the map
19th September - 26th September 2010

Bring along your family and friends to the first Wanstead Art Trail, and enjoy one of the neighbourhood’s biggest free events. The trail – supported by The Wanstead Society community group – begins on Sunday 19th September, the same day as the Wanstead Festival, to help create an exciting buzz in the area. Shops, businesses, pubs and community centres in and around Wanstead High Street will be displaying work by over 130 local artists, from professionals to enthusiastic amateurs. A variety of work - painting, sculpture, photography, mosaic, textiles, stained glass and more - will also be displayed at Wanstead Golf Club, The Temple in Wanstead Park and Wanstead House Community Centre. Local schoolchildren will also be participating, with displays at Wanstead Library and Christ Church. All the venues are within walking distance of each other.

Free trail maps will be available from about 65 participating venues, including high street shops and local libraries.
For further information, go to www.wansteadsociety.org.uk.

Friday, 6 August 2010

E17 Designers Market at the E17 Art Trail

A mix of regular and new designers will be setting up their stalls to join in with the 6th Annual Trail this year, selling a mix of affordable hand-made items ranging from jewellery and art prints to children's clothes and beautiful leather pieces.... don’t forget that Suzie’s Kitchen will be crafting her own fabulous cake concoctions of seasonal fruits, and the Rose and Crown singers will gladly welcome you in so come and join us for a summer spritzer.....

Location: Asian Centre, 18a Orford Road, Wathamstow, London E17 9LN
Date: Sunday 12th September
Time: 2-6pm

£1 entry for a raffle ticket which gets you a free drink and entry into the prize draw for goody bags