London's top 5 Craft & illustration Fairs

Applications and call out's for the Market season ahead are opening, don't miss your chance to exhibit at London's top craft and illustration fairs! I've rounded up some of my faves below;

Renegade Craft Fair 2018

Renegade Craft Fair 2018

  1. Crafty Fox These guys were at the forefront of the craft market scene and for that reason they know how to put on an amazing event that is a delight for customers and stallholders alike, now in residency at 'Mercato Metropolitano' in Borough
  2. The London Illustration Fair Aimed more at illustration but they have a wide variety of exhibitors and the space at the Oxo tower wharf is amazing! This is a long 3 and a half day event and it's constantly busy with visitors!
  3. Renegade Our friends from across the pond visit once a year to host an extravaganza of an event filling the Truman Brewery with an eclectic mix of the UK's best design, craft and illustration practitioners I've done this event three years in a row!
  4. Illustrator's Fair - The House of Illustration host a biannual illustrator's fair under the canopy outside their venue at Granary Square King's Cross, usually attracting close to 100 vendors the market is buzzing with inspiring work!
  5. Urban Maker's East - These guys are super on it, regularly hosting events, pop ups and markets around the East End of London in great venues
Exhibiting at the London Illustration Fair December 2018

Exhibiting at the London Illustration Fair December 2018

Top tips: If you are interested in applying to any markets now or in the future then get subscribed to their mailing list to hear about what opportunities are coming up and when to apply. Also many of them run really awesome blogs filled with top tips for getting prepped for a fair and articles on what to bring etc!

The London Illustration Fair

I was so excited to exhibit for the first time last weekend at The London Illustration Fair The event was so busy with lots of lovely people stopping by to chat and say hi! I had a great time selling prints, cards pins and Patches to lots of new faces! I also enjoyed cutting out some of my signature paper cut leaves to Jungle-up my stand! If you'd like to catch me at another market I'll be at Renegade craft fair in the Truman Brewery off Brick Lane this Saturday and Sunday; the 9th & 10th of December and my final market is a Crafty Fox Night market at the Geffrye Museum on the 14th! Perfect events for shopping indie this Christmas!

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Christmas Markets

It's that time of year again! I'll be popping up at a couple of Creative Christmas Markets selling an array of tropical patterned products including my new zip purses. Alongside a growing selection of Risograph and Screen prints! I'm getting lots of new limited editions ready as I'm excited to be taking part in The London Illustration Fair at the Oxo Tower, Barge house on the 1st to the 3rd of December. It's an event that I've really enjoyed visiting for the past few years so I'm very happy to be involved. I'll also be at Renegade the following weekend and a late night Crafty Fox at the Geffrye Museum. I would love to see you at one or all of these pop ups so please come by and say hi! :D

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Market time!

Holiday season is almost upon us and that means applying to lots of Craft Markets and Illustration Fairs! This year I'm excited to be taking part in a couple of Crafty Fox Markets which I always love! (You can see all my event listing at the top right hand side of my blog) I'm also applying to take part in Renegade Craft Fair which I've loved doing as an annual event for the last two years! Another fair which I've enjoyed visiting in the past but I'm a newbie to applying is The London Illustration Fair which has an awesome location! So fingers crossed for getting accepted to lots of markets and having a busy season! Here are a couple of snaps from events this summer so you can see what my market set up might look like!

RHS Urban Garden Show

RHS Urban Garden Show

House of Illustration Summer Fair

House of Illustration Summer Fair

Renegade 2016

Renegade 2016

Sample by Hemingway Design

I had such a fab time at the DIY Market this weekend such a great turnout so massive thank you to everyone who popped by and said hello! Thought I'd mention my next event which is taking place at the Greenwich Peninsula which has become a real hub of creative activity! Curated by Hemingway Design it's called Sample and is one of many exciting events being cooked up by that team!

The Design Museum Market

This weekend was the last event of my year; the Design Museum Market! I felt so privileged to have been selected to exhibit and it was amazing to have been involved! I had an incredible weekend and it was the perfect end to the year! I feel so grateful to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me in my creative endeavours! I hope that next year can be half as challenging and rewarding as this year has been! Looking forward to new collaborations new designs and new exhibitions! Here is a snap of my stall at the Design Museum!

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East end Christmas Market!

This Saturday you can find me at my first Urban Makers East market in Mile end's ecology pavilion! Looking forward to trading in such a lovely location not to mention the pork sliders and baked goods that will be available!! On Sunday if the weather is fine (My stock doesn't like the rain!) I'll be popping up just off Chatsworth road market in the Rushmore School section!