Diverse Makerhood Festive Showcase 2018

The Diverse Makerhood Festive Showcase will run from 1 – 31 December 2018. On the launch day of 1 December customers will be offered free drinks and nibbles while they browse.

Diverse is at 390 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF. If you can’t get there in person, have a look at their new website!

This year the following makers are taking part:

Machine knitter and felt maker Prilly Lewis designs and makes beautiful clothing, home ware and accessories. Using British spun lambswool, all items are originally created from her central London studio.

Artist and maker Gabriela Szulman creates pictures, greeting cards, jewellery and decorative objects with images inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of everything vintage. She also runs regular workshops in her south London studio.

Cecilia Washburn is a textile designer and illustrator who studied fashion design, specialising in printed textiles, at Ravensbourne in London. She has since been working in the fashion industry as a textile designer and continues to do so alongside producing original artwork, prints, stationery and cards.

Snezana Nikolic of Y Kairos tailors beautiful clothes for children that she sells at craft markets and by working to private commission. The clothes are lined and use high quality fabrics that mean your child will have a look of distinct class. She also makes baby accessories.

Annie Crimp is a mosaic artist, making mosaics for the home and garden. She loves to upcycle and uses all manner of materials, from car windscreen glass to broken jewellery – in fact anything she can lay my hands on! She also has a jewellery range which she makes using old damaged vintage china.

Miri Shalom came across gorgeous druzy crystals in 2015 and was instantly totally enamoured by their raw beauty and the fact that each crystal was unique in its shape and size. This opened up a whole new world as she started learning about the meanings of all the different types of crystals, and their healing properties.This was the perfect route to take her passion for jewellery making to a deeper and more spiritual level. Collections feature crystals, hand-crochet, tassels and intricate bead work.

Amy Rose Tucker of A.R.T Designs has been hand making personalised and bespoke frames for happy customers since 2011. All frames are handmade with love to the highest quality, using sustainable materials. Each one is unique and is as special to her as it is to her customers.

“Reuse, remake, relove” is the motto of Kim Winter of Flextiles. Her interest in sustainability led her to start upcycling, creating one-off pieces by buying items from charity shops and overdyeing with indigo using resist dyeing techniques. Each piece is different, so she doesn’t get bored, and her buyers know they are getting something unique. The charities benefit – and so does the environment, as extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its environmental impact by 20-30%.

Catherine Rose’s festive pom poms and ceramic tile coasters are sure to brighten up your home this Christmas.

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