Thursday, 10 December 2015

Renegade London 2015

About a month ago I headed to East London for one of my favourite autumn/winter events: the Renegade Craft Fair.

Renegade is always amazing (though not for my bank balance!) They have hundreds of designers, makers and artists selling their wonderful wares and I discover lots of new-to-me awesomeness every year.

As with any good craft fair it's great being able to buy from sellers in person, to chat to them about their work and say hi to people whose paths I've crossed online. I've bought lots of Christmas gifts at Renegade in the past but this year I mostly just stocked up on an assortment of gorgeous birthday and other cards to send to friends in the coming months.

Here are some of the stalls that caught my eye at November's fair...

Happy, colourful cards and prints from Cactus Club:

http://cactusclubpaper.com/


Fabulous textiles by Georgia Bosson:

http://www.georgiabosson.co.uk/products


Illustrated cuteness from Jo Clark Design:

http://www.joclarkdesign.co.uk/


Papercut gorgeousness from Sarah Louise Matthews:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sarahlouisematthews


Homewares and stationery decorated with bugs, birds, dinosaurs, butterflies and more at Chá com Letras:

http://www.chacomletras.com/


Quirky stationery and gifts from Oh Squirrel:

http://www.ohsquirrel.co.uk/


Striking porcelain jewellery by Alice Shields:

http://www.alice-shields.co.uk/home


Cards and prints with a folk feel from Dorry Spikes:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DorrySpikes


Mega cuteness by Revestreker:

 http://www.bare-revestreker.no/


Incredible embroidery by Sarah K Benning:

https://www.instagram.com/sarahkbenning/
https://www.instagram.com/sarahkbenning/


Prints and stationery from Charlotte Farmer (who also designs delightful homewares for New House Textiles):



Charming brooches from And Smile, creator of a secret society for stationery addicts:

http://www.andsmilestudio.com/shop/


Gorgeously detailed linocut prints by Jeremy Wills:

http://www.inkonk.co.uk/products


And last but by no means least, magical miniature worlds by Isobel Cortese:

http://www.verdantica.co.uk/
http://www.verdantica.co.uk/ 


So much creative goodness!

4 comments:

bairozan said...

It's so difficult to refrain from buying something from holiday craft events! Buying cards is kind of safe - you can't keep all of them for yourself as you'd be tempted with other items ;)

BugsandFishes said...

Haha, yes, although sometimes the cards are so nice I end up not posting them to people at all but sticking them up on my studio instead! :D

Jacqui Wise said...

I especially love the miniature worlds and the embroidered hoops. I didn't manage to visit the Renegade Christmas Fair (2015) but hope to get along to the spring one. Plenty of inspiration and lovely gift ideas. All the best for 2016.

BugsandFishes said...

Oooh, I've not been to one of the spring fairs! I must definitely put that in my diary :)

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