Makerhood at the Windmill Festival

Makerhood at the Windmill Festival

Last Sunday Makerhood took part in Brixton Windmill festival. The festival is an annual event that takes place in the park at the foot of Brixton’s very own windmill (Yes – with sails and everything! Hopefully there will even be Brixton-milled flour in the near future). We were ready and waiting with the other stall holders* when the floats and crowd arrived at the windmill after parading up Brixton Hill.

By offering to teach people how to knit we hoped to inspire the makers of the future, and by offering goods for sale by Makerhood makers Flextiles, Eight B Design, Viv Moriarty and Dreamy Me we aimed to show just how creative the makers of Brixton are.

And we did well! We collected numerous contact details on our Makerhood map from people who wanted to find out more. These names have all now been added to our network – welcome to the Makerhood community everyone!

Makerhood at the Windmill Festival
Knitting and map-making at the Makerhood stall
Makerhood at the Windmill Festival
A young maker
Chuka Umunna, our local MP, stopped by the stall

* Our stall was next door to the lovely people from Brixton Green. Check them out at


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