Muswell Hill Creatives Events - 2018
Muswell Hill Creatives Spring Market
3rd March 2018 - 10.30am-4.00pm, St James's Square, Muswell Hill
See Our Markets for the full line-up.
Saturday 12th May - 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 29th September - 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 24th November - 10.30am-4.00pm
Members of Muswell Hill Creatives will be at these events:
Primrose Hill Festival, Sunday 20th May 2018. Elvira van Vredenburgh and Rachel Orme.
Urban Village Fete - Sunday 20th May. Creative workshops by Romor Designs.
Shibori Workshops - run by Rob Jones of Romor Designs. For dates and venue click here.
In the press
Evening Standard's Homes & Property. Our Spring Market 2017 is featured on the website here
Homestead by Ham & High - Issue 1 (March 2017). We were delighted that Muswell Hill Creatives including Jess Albert, Romor Designs, Isabella Lepri and Samantha Sweet Glass were featured a feature on Handmade in Ham & High in this new glossy publication. The e-edition is here. (We feature on pages 5, 40, 41, 43 & 48)
Muswell Hill Creatives was featured in the Ham & High Property section on 20th October 2016 with a fantastic double spread -
read it here
Our Spring Market Market featured in 19th May 2016 issue of Ham & High.
April 2016: Les Jones from new magazine Where&When (whereandwhenmagazine.com) came to Muswell Hill to hear all about our collective. Where&When is a one-man magazine, published by designer and photographer Les Jones. The content for the magazine is completely driven by invitations from the general public.
Read the article here
8 May 2015. Ham & High. Muswell Hill Creatives Open House second open house on Hillfield Park.
9th February 2018. Sample sale. Check out The Little Cloth Shop's blog here for some great photos from our sample sale.
3 December 2017. Fortismere Christmas Fair.
3 December 2017. Hampstead Village Christmas Fair. Goldust Millinery.
2 December 2017. Crouch End Christmas Craft Market. The Little Cloth Shop, Tracey Lord Knits, Elvira van Vredenburgh and Wyckoff Smith Jewellery.
Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Market - Saturday 25th November 2017
We held our 6th market in St James's Square on a beautifully sunny and crisp day. 21 stalls selling beautiful things. Read more about our markets here.
Stylist Live - 10-12 November 2017. Elvira van Vredenburgh's first time showcasing her work at this big event at London's Olympia.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - 12-15 October 2017. Wyckoff Smith Jewellery showcased her work at this award-winning craft event.
Handmade in Kew - 12th-15th October 2017. Romor Designs and Jess Albert were two of 16 makers selected by curator Dan Goode for this contemporary craft show.
September 2017. Jo Angell returned to leading contemporary design exhibition The Design Junction as part of the London Design Festival for the second year.
Goldust Millinery was the selected milliner for HRH Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot in June 2017. She wore a blush pink cocktail hat. Details here
21st May 2017: The Muswell Hill Creatives were out in force at the Primrose Hill Festival & Dog Show. Elvira Van Vredenburgh Designs, Isabella Lepri Ceramics and The Little Cloth Shop.
20th & 21st May 2017: Rob Jones of Romor Designs took his Shibori textiles to the fabulous MADE Bloomsbury held in the wonderful surroundings of Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury.
14th-16th May 2017: Jo Angell headed to the trade show Pulse at London's Olympia to launch a new range of mugs, prints, teatowels and cards in uplifting colours.
4th-7th May 2017. Samantha Sweet Glass was one of 23 selected makers to exhibit their work during London Craft Week at the Marks & Tools exhibition curated by Design Nation and design writer Barbara Chandler, at the Oxo Tower.
April 2017: Much to our excitement a hat by Goldust Millinery was worn by Princess Eugenie at the royal family's Easter service.
In April 2017 we welcomed four new members to the collective - Jo Angell, Caroline Stansfield, Caroline Elliott and Tracey Lord.
17th-19th March. Jess Albert exhibited new work at the Talented Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery London.
Stunning new headwear by Goldust Millinery: Introducing the divine new headwear collection by Goldust Millinery for Spring/Summer 2017.
3/4 December 2016: Rachel Orme went off to Berlin, Germany, to sell her handmade leather bags at the Holy Shit Shopping Christmas design emporium which is held in an amazing industrial space.
3/4 December 2016: This was a bumper weekend for members of the collective: Wyckoff Smith Jewellery, at sarah's, Romor Designs and Elvira van Vredenburgh were selling at the Etsy Made Local Christmas Market; at sarah's and Rachel Orme at the Crouch End Christmas Market; Elvira van Vredenburgh at the Crafty Fox Market in Brixton; and Rachel Orme at the Burgh House, Hampstead, Christmas Fair.
A headpiece by our talented milliner Shelley Zetuni of Goldust Millinery featured in the November 2016 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine.
26 November 2016. We held our Winter Market in St James's Square. The weather was kind and we had fantastic support for locally designed and made work by the Muswell Hill Community. Work was on sale by Jess Albert Prints, Liz Harrap Horton Cards, Isabella Lepri Ceramics, at sarah's, Romor Designs, Rachel Orme, Wyckoff Smith Jewellery and at sarah's. Check out our gallery page for more images.
12-13 November 2016. After meeting Michele and Liz from MHC at the Etsy local market in Crouch End in May 2016, Cate Olson and Nash Robbins, owners of award-winning independent bookshop Much Ado Books, invited us to hold a Pop Up Shop in The Barn at the rear of their shop in the picture perfect downland village of Alfriston in East Sussex. www.muchadobooks.com
The pop up featured work from Liz Harrap Horton Cards, Romor Designs, at sarah's, Jess Albert Prints, Rachel Orme, Isabella Lepri and Wyckoff Smith Jewellery. Work will also be on sale by past member of MHC, Inklinks with desk ornaments, stationery art and writers' gifts. We are very excited to have this opportunity to connect an urban and rural village through a shared passion for creativity.
Autumn 2016: A collaboration between Rob Jones of Romor Designs and Isabella Lepri Ceramics all started at the Fringe Pop Up Shop in June when Rob and Isabella had their work on display together. Rachael, MHC's founder, could see an instant synergy between their products and suggested that a ceramic lamp base would work beautifully with one of Rob's Shibori lampshades. After time away on distant shores over the Summer, Isabella returned in September and set to work with Rob to create a range of lamp bases which complement, or indeed appealingly contradict, with the patterns and styles Rob creates using traditional Shibori techniques. The lamps come in a range of sizes and prices start from £300. We hope you love them as much as we do.
The lighting collaboration was launched at MADE London and showcased soon after at the Colour Saturation Pop Up at Craft Central in Autumn 2016.
Made London, One Marylebone, NW1, 20th-23rd October 2016. Samantha Sweet Glass, Wyckoff Smith Jewellery, Romor Designs and Isabella Lepri all showcased their work at this prestigious and beautifully curated Design & Craft Fair.
Photograph courtesy of: Barbara Chandler photography, Instagram: @sunnygran
Samantha Sweet Glass. Sam's cut crystal glassware is now being stocked Liberty as well as Conran Japan, Conran Chelsea and Conran Selfridges. Sam recently commissioned beautiful photography by Yeshen Venema.
Elvira van Vredenburgh. Elvira has introduced four new designs to her Bird Collection of cards and gift wrap. For Elvira's full range go to elviravvdesigns.etsy.com
Fringe Pop Up Shop - 17th-19th June 2016. Read all about our first ever pop up shop which was held at Fringe on Alexandra Park Road here.
23rd May 2016: Welcome to textiles designer Rob Jones of Romor Designs who has joined our collective. Read more about Rob's work using Shibori techniques here.
7th May 2016: At our Spring Market, a buyer from the Wallace Collection spotted Elvira van Vredenburgh's gorgeous bird collection of cards. She has since placed an order! Great endorsement of Elvira's new design venture and of the benefit of being part of a collective. A selection of purses and clutches by Rachel Orme are also now being stocked in the Wallace Collection shop.
18-21 May 2016. Suzie London took her homeware, accessories & clothing to Made in Clerkenwell.
14-15 May 2016: The creatives were out in force across the weekend Wyckoff Smith Jewellery, Rachel Orme, Liz Harrap Horton Cards, Jess Albert and Suzie London all had stalls at the Etsy London Local Market and Rachel Orme, Goldust Millinery, Wyckoff Smith Jewellery and Isabella Lepri Ceramics headed to the Primrose Hill Festival & Dog Show.
7th May 2016: We held our Spring Market in St James's Square, Muswell Hill in lovely sunshine and were delighted with the positive reception to our work. MHC members with stalls were: Liz Harrap Horton Cards; Elvira van Vredenburgh; at sarah's; Wyckoff Smith Jewellery; Elvira van Vredenburgh Designs; Goldust Millinery; Isabella Lepri Ceramics; Rachel Orme; and Suzie London.
14th April 2016: Muswell Hill Creatives hosted a floristry workshop for beginners led by The Kitchen Table Florist at Nati's Café on Priory Road. A delightful evening immersed in Spring flowers produced some fantastic results with the participants taking the hand-tied bouquets home they made to show off!
29th April-1st May 2016. Wyckoff Smith Jewellery and Samantha Sweet Glass were selected to sell their work at the new Fair Made in Bloomsbury in Tavistock Place
1st April 2016: NEW MEMBERS: Following our recent call for new members, we are delighted to welcome Martina Latimer of at sarah's, Suzie Kemner of Suzie London and Elvira van Vredenburgh to our collective. Read full story here
Check out their pages on our website:
Elvira van Vredenburgh
24th March 2016: Wedding flowers by The Kitchen Table Florist were featured in the Boho Weddings blog - here.
18th March 2016. Rachel Orme, Wyckoff Smith Jewellery, 20th Century Cloth and Jess Albert held a successful sample sale.
February 2016. Shelley Zetuni of Goldust Millinery was commissioned by Emma Cravitz to design and make a hat for Emma to wear when she received her MBE from HRH Prince of Wales.
January 2016: Samantha Sweet Glass and Wyckoff Smith Jewellery have been busy making since the start of the year. Sam has been working with soft glass with her new torch and Michele Wyckoff Smith has been working on making gold petals for a necklace.
December 2015: The Muswell Hill Creatives were all around town at Christmas Markets in November and December 2015. Wyckoff Smith Jewellery was at Etsy Local Soho, Goldust Millinery, Isabella Lepri Ceramics, Inklinks and 20th Century braved wild and windy weather to head to the Primrose Hill Festival. Jess Albert, Liz Harrap Horton Cards, 20th Century Cloth, Inklinks, Rachel Orme and Inklinks were out in force in Crouch End at the Crouch End Christmas Market and indoor market at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.
10 - 14 May 2016: Wyckoff Smith Jewellery's work was on display at Inspired 2016 as part of the Festival of Silver at the Goldsmith's Centre, London.
20 November - 4 December 2015. The Wonderland Christmas Pop Up came to Afobi in Muswell Hill. It sold work by a group of 30 designer makers including Muswell Hill Creatives' Samantha Sweet Glass, Jess Albert and Wyckoff Smith Jewellery.
26 November 2015: Printmaker Lucy Chapman features in Ham & High Property as one of three urban women who have started small creative businesses as a hobby. See Ham & High Property:
Saturday 14 November 2015: We held our Winter Sale out in public for the first time, in Muswell Hill's St James's Square. Our new member, printmaker Lucy Chapman - www.lucychapman.co.uk - showed her work and we were joined by guest creative Becca Cadbury Design who makes beautiful cushions from vintage kimono silks. www.beccacadburydesign.co.uk. We featured in the Ham & High Broadway
November 2015: Samantha Sweet Glass is on sale as part of the Design Nation showcase in the South Bank Centre Shop this month.
22-25 October 2015. Wyckoff Smith Jewellery and Samantha Sweet featured in leading design and craft fair - MADE LONDON www.madelondon.org. See link
10 October 2015: Printmaker Lucy Chapman joins Muswell Hill Creatives
3-11 October 2015: Jess Albert's work was exhibited as part of the East Finchley Arts Festival.
20-22 November 2015. Wyckoff Smith Jewellery headed down to showcase work at the Tutton & Young's Made Brighton.
September 2015: The Conran Shop opened a concession in Selfridges on Oxford Street, selling Samantha Sweet Glass cut crystal milk bottles. In
4-15 June 2015. Shelley Zetuni of Goldust Millinery featured in the Ham & High Broadway with her stall at the Crouch End Festival where Wyckoff Smith Jewellery and Rachel Orme were also stallholders.
8 March 2015: The Creatives came together to celebrate the collective as a dynamic group of women who are passionate about craftsmanship for International Woman's Day.
14 November 2014: Muswell Hill Creatives held its first Open House on Hillfield Park, Muswell Hill.