I am part of the Rock Paper Scissors London Collective which consists of a mix of talents and skills – some are new to selling and some sell in various shops and markets.
I’m new to selling at markets so it’s great to be able to share with others rather than brave a market on my own.
(This is a copy of the blog post on the RPSLondon website – which I set up and tend to run)
RPSLondon shared with Handmade Palace stall holders (which we hope to do more of) at the South Norwood Community Festival.
The day started off with rain and many stalls didn’t turn up but the sun came out and most of us went home burnt!
Whilst most people enjoyed the music, sunshine and the rather nice breezes, the stall holders had to cling to their work to stop it flying away. I ended up trying to stop the sides from bashing into Bill’s photographic work from flying off the hooks.
Here’s the ladies standing still and NOT pole dancing!!!
Here’s Rock Paper Scissors shared table
Uchie a RPS member (Jewellery) had her own stall
Mandy is a RPS member (painted pots/plants) too and sells at HandMade Palace in Crystal Palace most weeks.
Here’s a few photographs of the day (the sunny part!)
(click on the images to visit the main gallery – 22 images
Website – click images to visit
(scroll down for travel/map and web links!)
I’m slowly splitting my craft/makes into a separate entities but I still sell both types of work at markets – I do like to overcomplicate things for myself 😉
I will be RunnyCustard & RunnyCustardMakes and will be taking a selection of oddball furry creatures as well as some illustration & photographic prints.
say Hi to this little dapper little Fella – his bow tie is a brooch so you can borrow it any time 🙂
Furry dude with jointed arms, needle felted eyelids – he loves a squish!
A furry little cat with felt eyelids & needle felted spotted tail
will have a few of these mini furry badges – these particular ones have sold but I do have more 🙂
My fellow Rock Paper Scissors London member is Elizabeth Tabi and she will be bringing a selection of her crochet and knitted accessories such as:
Bill from Bill Hull Photography will also with us and bringing a range of photographic prints, framed, unframed, of various sizes as well as greeting cards
Sunday, 5th July 2015 – 11am to 7pm
South Norwood Recreation Ground
South Norwood Community Festival is a free family event a few minute’s walk from Norwood Junction station.
This festival is for EVERYONE, it’s free, and it’s friendly. (quote from website)
The below map details the layout of this year’s Festival in South Norwood’s Recreation Ground, near Norwood Junction Train and Overground station. – map and transport info provided by South Norwood Festival website – click images to visit their website.
The park is 14 acres and has three entrances; the main entrance is on Cargreen Road, just 5 minutes from Norwood Junction Train Station. There are also seven main bus routes surrounding the park and there is parking in surrounding roads.
Buses: 196, 75, 197, 312, 130, 157, 410 & 468 (468 is 5-10 minutes walk)
Website – click images to visit
Market intelligence: the insider’s guide to street trading
A great meet up and we all had a natter afterwards!
Kate Greening of Venn Street Market in Clapam, who talked about selecting traders and the market’s ethos of ensuring high quality and fair prices while encouraging locally sourced and seasonal goods as well as, the history of the market and how it started.
Beth Mander, a Makerhoodie and ceramacist who runs Handmade Palace at Crystal Palace every week, talked about her experiences and giving her top tips for making the most of a market stall as well as how she started and created such a popular market place!
Giles from Herne Hill Market and Forum also popped in to talk about the Herne Hill Market and all about the community projects in the area – I really need to visit again – they run workshops on market days as well!
I took a couple of photos of the meetup which was at L’Arche (I think I spend most of my time in and around L’Arche nowadays) …
…not many as I hate to interrupt plus it means I miss out on making notes 🙂
I took many notes and I do hope to be able to consider doing some markets – they can be daunting but when you are with a group like Makerhood Lambeth and Rock Paper Scissors London you get a lot of encouragement and support which is fab for chickens like me 🙂
Upcoming Makerhood Members meet-up
Non-members are welcome and if you do decide to join during the meet-up you will get the meet-up fee back.
The speakers will be:
- Grace Ayanfalu, founder and director of Prim and Proper, a bookkeeping social enterprise and advisory service based in Lambeth
- Mark Johnson, who has over 20 years of experience in financial, legal and commercial management for corporates and small businesses in the creative and cultural sectors
When: Monday 6 July, 7.30-9.30pm
Where: Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Tickets are free to Makers’ Club members, £5 for non-members (£2.50 for Morley students). Please book through Eventbrite.
I woke up an old facebook page which used to be called ‘RunnyCustard’s Fluffy Bits’ and I’ve now renamed as RunnyCustardMakes and posted some up to date photos of the creatures that I’ve made, including this guy who I called Richard. (the photo shows Richard (cream coloured) with Bob!)
I was promptly asked if I could make another ‘Richard’ character which I did – this version had arms and as I though I’d let the new owner name him, I decided to give him the moniker ‘Richard’s Cousin’ – well, they do look alike!
He went off on his travels last week with a friendly little chap to keep him company and they were snug in a handmade drawstring bag.
I started making a new website just to feature the craft side of things which I hope to list the creatures to sell via that platform or you can always use Etsy if you prefer that site!
Here’s another little critter that needs a home – he’s currently at the L’Arche shop in West Norwood but let me know if you would like him posted to you 🙂
(formally the James Wilson Coffee Shop)
As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post (briefly), I’m part of a new makers market in Tulse hill.
It’s being organised by Lorraine Duncan otherwise known as who also runs a community knitting and crochet group on Wednesdays – you can visit her google page here.
so far there are several Rock Paper Scissors London group members who sell at L’Arche in West Norwood and at the Coffee Shop itself but there are also others who sell Skin Care items, hearty food and children’s clothing, toys, wall art, home decoration and weird creatures (mine) and I usually have a few other items that I make so please pop along if you can
They are open to new makers as a few didn’t make it and we need more to help give a good range of work by locals for locals (and anyone who wants to visit :-D)
Here’s a few photos I took of the 2nd market which was my first – the next makers market will be on the 6th June – I will add more photos to the gallery (click on images to visit) after each market so I hope to be able to show a whole range of work.
I just had a small table as it was my first go and I need more practice 😀
Sally Durrans – Ceramics feature large double glazed work and smaller pieces that even kids love.
Lorraine Duncan (knitwear/textiles) and Sally Durrans (ceramics) play around before opening up the Market
Nicolette’s handmade children’s clock and a selection of jewellery
Lovely Handmade Dresses
Sue Debo’s has some hot and cold food on offer including a vegetarian option.
You can visit each makers websites by following these links:
Nicolettes – Facebook page here Jewellery & handmade/painted character clocks
Lorraine Duncan – Twitter: & google page here. Knitter/Crochet group and maker.
Sally Durrans – sallydurrans.wordpress.com – ceramics
Sue Dabo – – Roast Meats & Savouries Specialists, Home Delivery, Markets, Events & Festivals.
I got to visit The Grand Designs Live Show at The Excel Centre in London when Gabriela Sulzman gave me a ticket – I’ve met Gabriela a few times as she works closely with Makerhood.
Gabriela ran a workshop giving an introduction to a type of upcycling for the Salvage Workshop who were part of the Remade in Britian online Marketplace.
Grand Designs Live will be working with Remade in Britain who are a dedicated online marketplace, bringing together upcyclers and vintage sellers across the UK. Remade in Britain have created an exciting retail site providing unique items that have been upcycled or recycled in Britain, other products include reloved vintage, antique and retro products.
Remade in Britain are on a mission to reduce landfill and promote sustainability. Offering the nation a fabulous selection of unique, green and ethical solutions, and simultaneously providing a great platform and online community for small businesses, upcyclers and makers.
Many of Remade in Britain’s talented retailers will be at the Salvage Feature throughout the show, as well as a many more of the UK’s best upcyclers.
Natasha Cargill, Wilf Meynell and Kevin McCloud
Gabriela’s starts introduction materials used in her workshop
A Selection of Gabriela’s Artwork which is also showing at The Dulwich Open Studios this weekend
The Art Dolls in the two images above show Alma, Dolores, Florence, Evelyn and a few others who are moving to West Dulwich for the weekend! It’s only a temporary residence though, as they are hoping to be taken home by people who fall in love with them…
Come and meet the girl gang at 14 Ildersly Grove, London SE21 8EU this Sat & sun 11 am-6pm. Artists’ Open House, Dulwich Festival
Decoupaged Boots and Shoes!
I love the boots – I tried painting a pair of victorian style boots about 20 years ago and the pain fell off within minutes so I never thought that decoupaging boots would be possible!!
I will be going to the Open House on Saturday afternoon after The Stitch session in West Norwood – so many exhibitions to see – I’ve had to cancel a few as they clash and I will going to Bust London Craftacular next week – I’ve booked a screen printing session as well.
After the show and buying giant stickers of Frozen for my 3 year old niece – and some rather lovely cheese I had a walk around the area as it had been awhile since I’ve last visited.
Lots more photographs but these are a couple that I’ve edited so far.