Makerhood at Lambeth Country Show 2014

For the first time, Makerhood is taking a stall in the Crafts Marquee at the Lambeth Country Show, on 19 and 2o July.

We’ll be selling the work of eight different makers, four on each day, so now you have an excuse to come along on both Saturday and Sunday to see what’s on offer!

To whet your appetite, here are some details of the makers who will be selling.

Saturday

Carol’s Creative Workshops

Avent Gallery 2014 015Carol teaches feltmaking, needlefelting and various styles of embroidery.  At her south London workshops you’ll spend time kickstarting your creativity, getting away from screens and housework for a few hours, working with beautiful materials, feeling productive, positive and focused, then you’ll go home with some lovely, tactile, handmade items for yourself or to give as gifts. You can also buy handmade workshop gift vouchers for friends – ideal for someone who doesn’t want to accumulate any more clutter!

 

 

Wolle + Hide

wolle hideWolle + Hide make handmade high quality fashion accessories from wool, leather and sheepskin, creating tactile, useable bags and purses for design conscious individuals. They strongly believe in the revival in craft and design and the awareness in ethical based products and sustainability. Making handmade products has enabled them to show their passion for wonderful materials using simple shapes that show off the beautiful texture of the cloth, suppleness of the leather and the tactile nature of sheepskin: combining these materials to maximise the overall textural experience.

Cute & Paste

Red Shabby Chic Wine Cork Board 00Cute & Paste use recycled wine corks as an inspiration for all sorts of home decor pieces; their creations include wine cork boards, coat hangers, key hooks, chalkboards and much more. The Cute & Paste twist to the old useful pin cork board gives them an abundance of character and charm. You can now make a cork board the feature of your room. Whenever possible they use recycled frames or carefully source them from hidden treasure troves. Most of the wine corks are collected from a friendly restaurant in central London (added to a few collected themselves along the way).

Gill Scheuer

gill scheuerOriginally a fine art graduate and at present a teacher of design and technology, Gill has designed and made products in a range of materials throughout her life. Her current project was born out of her hatred of waste and her conviction that something practical and stylish could be made out of all the perfectly good fabric that is discarded when an umbrella breaks, as they often do. It led to the creation of the ‘um-bag’, followed by brooches, bike seat covers and bunting.

 

Sunday

Zoë Burt

zoe burtZoë loves making cyanotype prints on paper and fabric, a magical process invented by an astronomer. Cyanotype is a form of camera-less photography.

Slow design is a key theme for her creative work in textiles and fashion, connecting people with nature and their environment.

 

 

 

Annie Crimp Originals

annie crimpAnnie makes mosaics for the home and garden. She loves to upcycle and use all manner of materials, from car windscreen glass, broken jewellery, in fact anything she can lay her hands on! She also has a jewellery range which she makes from vintage china. She just loves the thought that small broken pieces can be up together again to make a beautiful whole. Each one of her pieces is original, unique and one of a kind.

Pam Williams Studio

pam williamsPam’s passion to observe and capture people and life in her surroundings has spanned over 30 years, dominating her work as an illustrator and fine artist internationally in New York, Hong Kong and Europe. She established her permanent studio in  London in 1991, and now sells prints, posters and T-shirts of Brixton scenes she has sketched.

 

 

Flextiles

screw-rust-onion5Kim Winter of Flextiles is a textile artist specialising in wet felting and dyeing with natural dyes, especially indigo. She particularly likes upcyling scarves from auctions and charity shops and overdyeing them using the Japanese technique of shibori (a kind of sophisticated tie dye). Because each scarf is a different fabric, pattern and colour, it makes it more interesting for her as an artist, and means that customers know they are buying something unique.

The Lambeth Country Show is on 19 and 20 July, 11am-7pm, Brockwell Park

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A flying start

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Makerhood sketching and origami workshop with Pam Williams at the Lambeth Country Show

It’s been a frantic weekend, with a Makerhood stall at the Urban Art Fair in Josephine Avenue, a Makerhood workshop with Pam Williams at the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, and handing out Makerhood flyers at the show and around Brixton Village.

Chris Patton of Eight B Design shows his cards to a buyer at the Urban Art Fair

Oh – and did we mention that the Makerhood website went live at noon on Saturday? Since then, we’ve had more than 1,000 unique visitors and almost 12,000 page views. More importantly, we’ve made our first sales and had lots of new members signing up. People have also started chatting on the forums.

Some of the great comments we’ve had so far:

  • “The website is a brilliant idea :)”
  • “Can you set one up in provincial Mozambique?”
  • “It looks marvellous…Congratulatio​ns!”
  • “Just found out about Makerhood – what a great idea! From first glance the website looks fab. Will be investigating further when back home.”
  • “Makerhood is a fantastic local community resource and the outcome of a very participatory design process.”
  • “South Londoners, Makerhood looks cool and very promising!”
  • “Everyone, check out Makerhood & buy locally-made stuff in Brixton – after a year of hard work, they went live today!”
  • “Makerhood – loving your new site guys – thanks for what you do and well done!”
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    As we’ve explained, the site is still in beta – this means that you can buy and sell through the site, but we’re still adding new features and styling and ironing out any bugs. So do go and have a look and let us know what you think!

    http://brixton.makerhood.com/

    Makerhood at Urban Art Fair

    This weekend is going to be a busy one for Makerhood. We’ll have a stall at the Urban Art Fair on Josephine Avenue, and we’ll also be running a sketching workshop and handing out publicity flyers at the Lambeth Country Show.

    Urban Art is London’s largest annual al fresco art fair, so it’s a good chance for us to spread the word about Makerhood to both makers and buyers. We also hope to be able to show visitors a working version of our website – how exciting!

    As part of our stall, we’ll have six members of Makerhood exhibiting (and hopefully selling!) some of their work.

    Print by Elena Blanco

    Elena Blanco is a Spanish artist and illustrator living in Herne Hill. She studied architecture in Barcelona and is inspired by great Catalan artists such as architect Antoni Gaudi and designer Javier Mariscal, as well as 19th-century Japanese prints. She will be selling limited edition digital prints.

    Painting by Morgan Tipping

    Morgan Tipping is inspired by journeys that she has taken in the UK and Europe and from  living in India.  Her paintings are on ceramic, paper and board – vast landscapes, misty horizons and haunting faces. Since 2010 she’s been painting crowds: crowds of pilgrims in India and crowds wading through flooded streets in Bangladesh, as well as images of post-war rationing of the 1950s in Britain.

    Cards, labels and notebooks by Chris Patton

    Chris Patton is a graphic designer and photographer, who will be selling greeting cards, notebooks and labels. His love of pattern and vivid colour results in products that are contemporary, striking, diverse and quirky.

    Print by Emily Wilkinson

    Emily Wilkinson is an illustrator, artist and mapper. A professional image-maker and a hobbyist maker of tactile objects, she is inspired by many interests,  including ecology, fiction, psychology, poetry, food, learning, language, education, femininity and gender, and communities.

    Print by Ray Stanbrook

    Ray Stanbrook is an experienced graphic designer from south London. He’ll be selling a range of graphic prints and screen prints  – all inspired by Brockwell Park.

    Print by Gillian Arnold

    Gillian Arnold is an artist based in south-east London. She is originally from Belfast, and has a masters degree in textiles from Chelsea College of Art. Gillian prints her own fabric for wall art, fashion and furnishing accessories, as well as working on private commissions.

    Urban Art Fair is open 10am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 July, on Josephine Avenue, SW2. It’s just around the corner from Brockwell Park, so you can also visit the Lambeth Country Show. So come and meet us and some of our makers!