It’s that time of year where you can no longer claim it’s too early to be talking about Christmas… so if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Get ready to decorate every surface of your home, craft like you’ve never crafted before, shop like your life depends on it and have yourself some Christmas fun! And you’ll be pleased to know we’ve got the perfect place where you can do it all!
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East Village Christmas Makers Market
6-9 West Park Walk, East Village, E20 1DL
26 November – 11December
In the heart of Stratford’s East Village, the Christmas Makers Market has returned for a second year – and you really don’t want to miss it! Last year saw hundreds flock to the stalls to get their hands on the excellent hand-crafted goods, which East Village prides itself on supporting. This year, the market theme is hygge – the Danish concept of living well, cosily and simply! You can expect heaps of cosiness coming your way as you wander around a showcase of decor, fashion, entertainment and comfort food – what could be better on these cold winter weekends?
Some of the finest London artisans have come together; with skills ranging from hand printing and candle making, to pottery and weaving. Here are just some of the exciting craft makers you can look forward to browsing:
- Att Pynta
- Blästa Henriët
- Briggs + Shears
- Christabel Balfour
- Ello Darling Coffee
- Flat Pack Pockets
- Inger Studio
- Juniper Weaves
- Kreis Design
- Mr Studio London
- One We Made Earlier
- Ren London
- Slow Split
- The Bread Station
If you, like us, are in awe of these amazing crafting skills and want to delve in and have a go at learning a new skill, it’s your lucky day. Check out the workshops that you can sign up for:
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Christmas wreath making with Geo-fleur
3 December at 3pm – 4.30pm
Learn how to make a Christmas wreath with a twist by using red dogwood, and succulents. Sign up here for £35 a ticket.
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Butter Knife workshop with Slow Split
11 December from 12pm – 2pm
Using reclaimed wood, you could whittle yourself cutlery in time for this year’s Christmas dinner! (Or maybe just ease yourself in with a butter knife…) Book tickets here for £30.
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Blockprinting with Ren.London
10 December from 1pm – 3pm
Add a personal touch to a Christmas gift with these hand printed tea towels or napkins. They will be the envy of all your friends! Find more information and book your tickets here.
Whether you book in for a workshop or just browse the market, be sure to visit and share your Christmas fun using the hashtag #makersmarketE20. The market will run from 11am-6pm on Saturdays, and 11am-4pm on Sundays. Let us know if you managed to visit in the comments below!