adventures in and around the city
On Sunday my husband and I cycled the short distance to Brick Lane to attend the Renegade Craft Fair. Renegade is a large craft marketplace which was originally started in the US and has events across US cities and now in London! It showcases the best in independent craft with the main emphasis on Do-It-Yourself.
There were so many talented designers in one room displaying their wares that it was difficult for us to see it all in one go, which was a good excuse for us to sneak downstairs for some food from one of the many world food stalls in the basement!
Amongst the designers were print artists, jewellery makers, sculptors, doll creators and cross stitchers, plus there were representatives from Mollie Makes and The Simple Life magazine offering excellent subscription deals- I signed up for both, I’m a sucker for a bargain!
The market itself was really well orchestrated and there was plenty to keep us occupied, including maker stations to learn new crafts.
I have often said that I would love to take part in a craft fair, but I tend to give most of the things that I make away or I make things on request, or by commission. Being at Renegade really inspired me to think again about getting myself organised and getting a little stall somewhere.