Thursday, 27 November 2008

Thank you Crafty people of Walthamstow and beyond...

Thanks to everyone that made last night such a great one! We'll be back in January so keep checking the web site and the blog for all upcoming market and Craft Night dates.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Wednesday night is CRAFT Night!

Hey boys and girls this coming Wednesday the 26th of November The East London Craft Guerrilla will be at the Castle in Walthamstow Village hosting "put the needle on the record" CHRISTMAS edition.
We're all for sharing our crafty knowledge and all D.I.Y. craft projects are simple and you can reproduce them at home.
We plant the seed and you take it away with you!

All crafty people welcome:
Don't forget that you can also bring your own projects and just enjoy the company of other crafty creatures. Also we'll aid you if you're stuck on anything,if we know how to help we will!
Our in house tutors are on hand to help any budding crafter.

Guest DJ's:

This edition we have a group of very lovely ladies on the decks
Laura 8-9pm
Anna 9-10pm
Handsome Twins present Guilty Pleasures* 10-11pm
* don't forget to bring along those love to hate records. We'll play questions asked!

board games:

not inspired to make? well you can sit back,relax with a pint and play some board games. Come and enjoy the ambiance and listen to some crafty beats!

Free entry!
From 8PM
The Castle
Eden Rd./Grosvenor Rise East
Walthamstow E17

For more information visit
please note that there is a small charge per craft pack.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Who's who and what are they making?

The East London Craft Guerrilla is proud to present a plethora of very talented designer makers!
Scroll down our blog page and look through our archive to check out all the lovely people that are selling their creations in Wanstead this November.
Don't forget...what ever plans you have for Saturday the 22nd,cancel them otherwise you'll miss out on this fantastic opportunity to buy direct from the makers.
Christmas is the time for giving so make it hand made!!!

Don't forget that Ms.Lisa Margreet will be on hand for a FREE "learn to knit" taster session. First session starts at 2.30pm. Meeting point :the Craft Guerrilla Cafe at Grove hall. Booking is not essential but preferred. Contact Lisa via email for more

Craft Guerrilla Cafe...enjoy a complementary cup of coffee or tea at the Wanstead Craft Market.
Sit down and soak up the atmosphere,show off your shopping or just have a crafty natter!
Lots of lovely home baked cakes and baked goods available to buy from Helen our baking goddess...

(Last summers Craft Guerrilla Craft Markets)

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Bo Bangles is famed for her beautiful handcrafted twisted sterling silver hearts entwined with semi-precious stones and crystals (recently featured on GMTV).

Her work has been chosen for the 2005 GMTV interactive bride and is regularly worn by celebrities Clare Nasir, Kate Garraway, Penny Smith, Emma B, Eastender's Laurie Brett, and Craig Revel Horwood of Strictly Come Dancing.

Designed in the heart of the east end Wear-Me is the brain child of one talented lady and she knows exactly what other women want...quality bags and accessories! The Wear Me range captures just the right amount of "girly" charm with "grown up" chic.
Her designs are simple and clean creating timeless adornments that will time after time accompany and add to your ever changing wardrobe. We adore Wear-me and I've got my eye on one of the leather lapelles!

Sneaky peek! Who's at the craft Market?!

So cute it's sick!
Finding inspiration from Mexican folk art,religious iconography, pop art and the down right kitsch this jewellery is colourful and fun!
Also makers of recycled bags,totes and clutches.

Sneaky peek! Who's at the craft Market?!

Julia Pott's designs equal fab fun!
Capturing the quirky in a range of products we're sure that you won't resist buying a piece or two from Ms.Pott!
From ceramics,temporary tattoos, fanzines,cards,wrapping paper and tees to pins and paper goods.

Sneaky peek! Who's at the craft Market?!

Flaming Lily Glass Design
Glass is such a fantastic material to work with but only a crafts person can master it and this lady knows how to work it! a true fire artist she bends and molds glass into gorgeous pieces. A must for any home!

"I design and make vibrant and contemporary glassware for your home. Items range from bowls and candle holders through to pictures and wall panels. Each piece is individually hand cut before being fired in a kiln sometimes several times to create a variety of different effects."

Friday, 14 November 2008

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Sabine Cornic
Who's strong enough to pass by Sabine's creations and not buy anything? Perfect gifts for the self and for the who said you had to only buy gifts for others and not for yourself?!We totally agree that one should treat themselves especially for Christmas!

"I love creating surface patterns. My inspiration usually comes from flowers and botanical shapes and I turn them into quirky and contemporary patterns.
The next step, screen printing them on fabrics, is always very exciting and full of surprises. I enjoy working with all sorts of materials, from silk to felt, and at the fair I will be present with bags, purses, T-shirts and home textiles."

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

We're totally in love with these crafty creations by Leah Sutton! Feminine and soft we think that its' a perfect gift for any girly girl!
"I'm a Knitted Textile designer specializing in charming & fun knitted gifts & downloadable knitting patterns.
My gifts are a mixture of designs for children & ladies accessories each made using quality yarns in luxurious colours. At present I have a fabulous range of knitted bangles, flower corsages, unique buttons, vintage dolls, Children's embelished T-shirts with lots more on the way for xmas."
Check out the web site

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Some more crafty events...

E17 Designer's Christmas Market
Here's another craft market...

"Back due to popular demand, this group of designer makers sell high quality gifts that are usually too irresistible to give!
There's a great range to suit all pockets, occasions and styles.
These shopping events around Walthamstow are a fantastic opportunity to buy innovative, one-off arts and craft work by local designers and in addition experience complementary therapies and cakes.
For more info go to:
Friday 28th November
From 7-10pm
£1 entry includes a free Christmas snifter and entry into a surprise Christmas goody bag raffle

"Mixed array of delights" Time Out"

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?! SPECIAL EVENT...Learn to Knit taster class!

The talented Ms. Lisa Margreet captures the trend for retro chic and the huge appetite for luxury head gear with her effortless homage to the 1950's. From fascinators to hand crocheted snoods to beautifully baked fairy cakes (original 1950's recipe of course!) this gal has it all worked out!

Lisa will be holding a special "Learn To KNIT" FREE taster session on the 22nd of November at the Wanstead Christmas Market. Booking is not essencial but prefered.Please e mail Lisa:

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Alexandra Ashby
Hand drawn and printed by Alexandra,using recycled card stock and envelopes.
"I get my inspiration from birds, flowers and animals. My printed images are also drawn by me, and printed using a Giclee Printed, which gives an amazing, high quality finish. My prints are sold in runs of about 150, so they are all quite unique and individual."
These lovely cards are true works of art. Send to family and friends or keep to frame so you can make your home even more gorgeous!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Sneaky Peek! Who's at the craft market?

"Hello Battenberg" is the home of all things cute and friendly.
Monsters are snuggly, fabrics are joyful, and designs are youthful.
We love Battenberg and all her creations!

Sneaky Peek! Who's at the Craft Market?

Nadia Spraham ceramics and home wears.
We love Nadia's talent for the 'Naive" and the down right fun!
Her creations are the perfect treat for any one be it a christening, a house warming, birthday or Christmas gift.
Featured in Homes and Gardens we're sure that she'll hit it big time soon so get them direct from the designer maker while you can!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Ellen Mair knows her stuff!
A jeweller for over 20 years her flair for colour combination,mixture of sterling silver,pearls,crystals and gem stones is a must and a favourite for any self respecting Magpie!
Made as one off pieces and using the highest quality materials we're sure that
something will sparkle and catch your eye.

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

"Peppermint Twist" is gorgeous and fun!
Hand bags,clutches,purses...what else could a girl want?
We're sure that all you lovely fashionistas will be clambering over the tables
to get your hands on these little beauties...well won't we all?!
A must have for the party season.

Peppermint twist: "I love sewing and have been making most of my own clothes since a teenager; I was running out of closet space... so I set up my label to use up my creative energies!
My designs are whimsical, playful yet practical. Common elements are appliqués of horses, ponies, hearts and doves, star-shaped cut-outs, punched motifs, and studded decorations.
Inspiration often comes from movies: vintage Hollywood glamour of the 40s and 50s, as well as 60s-70s movies such as Rosemary’s Baby, Nashville , Klute, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Manhattan …
Photography, old magazines, childhood books, fawns and horses are a great source of inspiration too… My designs are a little vintage-inspired!
technique: I use mostly leathers, the nappa (lamb) variety, as it supper soft and has a great textural feel. It also ages well, so my purses should last a long while."

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Glowing doll is the brain child of one very talented creature!
Her designs are fun,quirky and above all very much a winner with both guys and gals. I'm sure that no matter age,sex or urban tribe that there will be something just right for that special hard to buy friend or member of the family!
Or if you're looking for the perfect gift for that
special someone with a funny bone you will find "Glowing Doll" has the perfect answer!

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Moxie Beauty is all a girl could want and hope for...
Lots of sweet,fresh,zingy, head turning high quality perfumes,bath bombs, oils and beautifying lotions and aromatherapy potions!
A must for any lady (or gent) that likes to be pampered!

"Purple Hayes" is one of the characters specially commissioned for Moxie Beauty's exclusive fragrances. Made with the finest oils and no alcohol so perfect for sensitive skin.
"Who says you need pain for pleasure? Purple Hayes is the mistress of the sweet sting. This naughty pinup can achieve with her feathers what other others can't with a whip. As she glides to the edge of the stage her vibrant peacock feathers caress your face like a stolen kiss.
The quintessential manicured hand in a vintage violet glove; a girlish swirl of hard candy, desire, lipstick and velvet lipped lies."
She sounds like my kind of gal!

Check out their uplifting aromatherapy potions! A mixture of pure oils created to aid restless nights,stressful lives or to liven things up when you're a little bit under the weather. Once you've tried Moxie's lotions and potions you won't be able to live with out them!

Sneaky peek! Who's at the Christmas craft market?!

Lovely reclaimed and beautified! Furniture by Carol

The date is almost upon us and the Craft Guerrilla guys and gals have been busy making,designing and readying themselves for the good people of Wanstead!
We've lots of gorgeous offerings from talented designer makers.
Featured is Furniture by Carol. A talented lady for an eye for everything quirky! We love her furniture and I'm sure you will too!

Join us and keep checking the blog as more designers and their items will be added...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Some of our friends...

Looking for something extra special for that special someone?
Natalie Gladstone is the creative brain behind this company and we just love what she's doing!
Perfect for new baby, birthdays, family and friends these custom made works of art will surely brighten up anyone's day!

visit the
sweet dimple web site.

We're hoping Natalie will join us on the 22nd for the Wanstead Craft Market!Check back for updates and a sneak preview of what's on sale at the Designer Market.

Monday, 3 November 2008


Here's another CRAFTASTIC offer from our crafty friends...

"craftwerk london craftmas" is the perfect place to buy your yuletide gifts for your loved ones and friends.

what to expect!
a fully stocked bar, cakes and other treats, delightful kids table, loads of awesome handmade goodies from knitted cushions, an excellent array of jewellery, fantastic printed items, xmas decorations and excellent festive jams to get you in the mood! free entry!

come down and see us!

Time and Place

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: St Aloysius Social Club
Street: 20 Phoenix Rd
City/Town: London, United Kingdom
Cost : FREE!!!!

closest tube is Euston station
please check tfl for bus routes

Make your own Christmas!

Thank you to everyone that made last months D.I.Y. craft night so much fun!
This November we'll be offering all you lovely creative folk the chance to make your own gifts,cards,decorations etc. to shower your loved ones with some hand made loveliness! Let's face it this Chrimbo we're all tightening the purse strings so what better way to save some cash then by making your own?
Lots of great projects to make,inspire and take away with you!
Hope to see you there!