Barbara Patel’s stall offers a very personal selection of 20th century collectables of all types, with an emphasis on design and colour: china, glass and plastic tableware, kitchen ware, decorative items as well as books, costume jewellery and fabrics with a touch of the kitsch and quirky.
Gill Scheuer makes bags, bike seat covers, brooches and bunting out of the upcycled fabric from discarded umbrellas. As a passionate hater of waste, Gill always felt that something should be made from the fabric that is thrown away when an umbrella breaks, which they frequently do. Out of this, the umbag was born: a tote bag that not only uses upcycled fabric, but is also designed to be kept in your bag at all times and help you avoid the need for plastic bags. Next came re-‘cycle’ seat covers – an umbrella for your saddle!
Alicia who runs the business is an experienced and qualified teacher (QTS) and trainer (CITP/CIPD) with an extensive background in Education. She has recently completed studies in Fine art and continues to develop her creative practice in Jewellery, Sculpture and Printmaking. She uses her experience and techniques learned from other artistic disciplines to help her clients to create unique and good quality designs.
Alicia's jewellery, which has both a traditional and contemporary feel, is also available to purchase. She creates her pieces by exploring a variety of techniques and materials, provides a bespoke service and can repair pieces or recycle vintage items.
Annie makes mosaics for the home and garden. She loves to up cycle and uses all manner of materials from car windscreen glass, broken jewellery, in fact anything she can lay her hands on! She also has a jewellery range which she makes using old damaged vintage china. She loves the thought that small broken pieces can be put together again to make a beautiful whole to be treasured anew. Each one of her pieces is original, unique and one of a kind. If you have a piece of broken china which is of sentimental value, she can recycle it and make it into a lasting memento such as a piece of jewellery.
Contact her by mobile: 079 099 25047 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and she’d be delighted to help.
Alodie has been regularly selling her wares from her stall at Herne Hill since September 2012 and also sells through her website and other outlets.