Travel & Design Blog - BY YASMIN METZ-JOHNSON

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Renegade Craft Fair - London


Over the weekend I went to the Renegade Craft fair at the Old Truman Brewery. I hadn't been to the Old Truman since the Summer during the last of all the university showdowns like the Degree Show and Interior Educators etc. It was nice to be back, for a different cause. The Renegade Craft fair is a platform for skilful and creative individuals to showcased their handmade products and businesses. From jewellery makers to illustrators, there were a lot of impressive goods! This was my first time at the event, (my first time even hearing about it also.) and what good timing as I got much needed inspiration and ideas for Christmas gifts and my own Christmas list. In this post I have featured my favourite items I came across at the fair. Maybe you will like them too/ or know somebody who will.
Enjoy!


Natalie Lea Owen: I was initially drawn to Natalie's stand by her consistent use of 3 colours, that you couldn't miss! Natalie Lea Owen explained how most of her drawings are from her everyday journeys. My favourite is the illustrated cushion!


Jenny Sibthorp: Ever since I discovered screen printing in secondary school, I've never been able to get away! Jenny screen prints different patterns/ and the occasional fruits onto various materials from leather to linen. I loved the lemon on green leather coin purse so much I had to get it.


Jen Cogliantry: How cool are these dyed wool cuffs!? (pictured below). All of there accessories look so snug, and winter season. Jen creates accessories inspired by natural patterns using the finest material. All of the pieces are handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York where they are based. However, fear not! We can order online.


Hechizo: Hechizo are a Brooklyn based company who use a variety of materials, a combination of metals. ceramics and textiles to create these Goddess meets Bohemian earrings. I love how the earrings range in tassel sizes from small to medium. For those of us who are not brave enough to pull off the fuller and long tassels.


East Wick:  East Wick make all of the candles and melt bars in their East London studio, using Soy Wax. They have a wide range of scented candles to choose from. My favourite scent was the Coconut & Sweet Pea.. it smelt soo good!


Laura Gee: There was something captivating about Laura's stand, I stood there for a ages not only admiring her painting but her many petite clay sculptures  I think it was use of pastel colours, and the creative ombre's she has created using arcyrilic.

Some other really talented people you should check out:

Interiors/Artwork
Luke Adam Hawker: An amazing artist who uses his time waiting for the public transport, better than most people.
Pikkupotin.com: They put pots of plants in cool hanging cages, they might be just the home accessory you have been looking for..
Kangan Arora: My best friend loves everything on this site. If you are into home decor and bloc colours, I'm sure you will too.

More Jewellery..
Kilda Meadows: If you are looking for some subtle yet statement jewellery. Kilda Meadows has loads!
Saints of Bohemia: Handmade stirling Silver, what more could you ask for?
Materiarica: See for yourselves how gorgeous these art deco inspired gems are!



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