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.
All the clothing is handmade using Liberty of London fabrics, 100% cotton and they only use the softest cashmere/merino wool for the hand knitted hats and cardigans. Each of the fabrics is sourced for quality and comfort for your newborn baby.
The baby clothing collection consists of all the essentials that are needed for your newborn baby, ranging from hand embroidery onesies, jackets, gillets, trousers, bloomers, bibs and booties
Mini and George's nursery collection consists of quilts and pillows which are appliquéd and hand quilted with stars and butterflies. These are ideal for the cot or as a play mat.
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).