Vintage-inspired crafts and art
Having always had a passion for things a little bit old-fashioned and camp, Agnes Graves has been collecting old fabric since she was a child. With a fiery passion for things that look good (being a graphic designer by day) she only uses the best quality patterns and never vintage for the sake of vintage. She has recently released released her own exclusive fabrics; a cat design, inspired by 1960s haberdasheries (of course), and a second pattern inspired by her favourite drag queens.
At the ThatAgnes stall you will find make-up bags, pencil cases, cushions and any illustrations that have taken her fancy that week. Everything is sourced from the UK and handmade in her kitchen in Brixton.
Joan Longley is a botanical artist who uses mainly coloured pencils to create her designs of flowers, birds, and insects; in fact anything you may see in a garden. She attempts to draw as close to reality as she can possibly achieve. She uses coloured pencil as her main medium because she finds it gives her a good depth of colour, occasionally she also uses watercolour. She transfers her drawings to greeting cards, gift wrap, gift tags, cotton shopping bags, tee shirts, and calendars. This is an enjoyable and inexpensive way of sharing her work with other people. She also draws pet portraits using pastels or coloured pencils, using photographs provided by devoted pet owners.
Joan has been with CCFM at Herne Hill since it started in July 2012 when she was 76 years old, so she is possibly the oldest stall holder there!
More Jewellery is run by two Silversmith students Elisabeth and Patricia.
On their stall you will find rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cuff links and brooches, all individually designed and handmade. Each piece is unique. The materials are principally silver and also include precious and semi-precious stones.
Elisabeth and Patricia are happy to take commissions.
Jeni Fender has been coming to Herne Hill market since the very beginning - initially as 'Made in East Dulwich', but she made the move out of the capital recently to establish a new shop in the beautiful village of Dunster in Somerset. She makes oilcloth bags, cards, jewellery and cushions, all with a contemporary edge, and with a graphic, colourful, floral vibe. Jeni also takes bespoke orders. Jeni comes to the market once a month, see her website for dates: www.madeindunster.co.uk
, and her facebook page for her news.
Place in Print is a South London based design studio. They design a range of prints and products that celebrate the unique identities of London’s neighbourhoods. Their aim is to bring beautifully designed, modern and affordable products to people’s homes.