Paul Francis has been working in around clothing for over twenty years, which includes designing and styling as well as selling vintage/period clothing.
The buying of period clothing started around thirty years ago for personal use. That then led him into the world of designing, having often alterations to garments that he had purchased. The first job he got as a designer was to style and design the Groom side of a wedding, which included three different designs for eight men. He has continued to do styling, whether it be wedding groups, of which he’s done a number of in the last couple of years, mainly using period clothing, but some newly handmade.
He also attends Spitalfields (Thursdays), Brixton (Saturdays) twice monthly, and periodically Covent Garden (Monday).
Retro/Vintage Hand Knitted Items including Toys of all shapes and sizes,
Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, jumpers, cardigans and coats, as well as knitted
carpets and other household items.
Each item is individual and one off, so no two items are the same.
Brenda has been hand knitting for 62 years and also teaches this much loved fast
Contact No: 07877 699066
Tribe Life Creations – Handcrafted creations where ancient survival meets modern art.
Local family organisation Elite Transformations have been handcrafting and selling their creations for the past 3 years. Using locally collected wood from the forests of North London and recycling materials wherever possible, their handcrafted creations which include chess sets, staffs, statues and copper and crystal jewellery, all draw inspiration from many ancient cultures transformed for a new generation. If you come to visit them at the market remember to check out their totem pole in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.
Stripey Squirrel is a unique little clothing line for babies and toddlers, all about saving waste, upcycling and reusing lovely fabrics and materials that need a new lease of life. They make everything themselves using second hand and pre-loved clothing so each piece is one of a kind.
There's a wide selection of trousers, leggings, skirts, shorts and tops ranging from new born sizes to approximately 4 years old. They also love doing commissions using that old jumper or dress you have gathering dust in your wardrobe and transforming it into something for a special little person!
Check out their website or Etsy shop to see the range or to get it touch, or follow them on Facebook.
Marion Spy has a background is in historical fashion and retail management, and she has a lifelong love of collecting beautiful things. In 2007 she decided to combine her love of vintage style and her talent for putting together unusual pieces by establishing Spyware Vintage: her hand selected collection of unique, vintage fashion and style for wear and home.
From the 1920’s to the 1980’s, she personally sources and curates an eclectic mix of desirable pieces at very reasonable prices.
Spyware Vintage are at Herne Hill Market on most Sundays where you will find a different and unique selection of vintage clothes and accessories for adults and children, jewellery, collectable ceramics and glass, furniture, vintage books and ephemera. Marion’s friendly, helpful, personal service, and the quality and value of her collection has won her a circle of loyal, regular customers. Do come and find Spyware at Herne Hill and she will help you to find something unique and special to suit you.