Hundreds of Hackney residents flocked to The Crafty Fox Market on Saturday, to see artists exhibit an array of handicrafts and designs and potentially grab an early Christmas present.
Held for the first time in multi-arts venue, Oval Space, visitors browsed the artisanal stalls and chatted with artists about their work as a DJ spun some records in the background.
The market was founded to host events that attract plenty of shoppers while also being affordable for designers and artists. Since 2010, it has expanded to host seasonal events around London that partner with other arts organisations.
One of the guests, Matt Wilson, said: “I quite like this market. The music is really nice. Everyone looks happy here and I bought a cactus made by woolen yarn. It’s pretty cool.”
Bethlau Lee, a designer at the Crafty Fox Market and Goldsmiths graduate, said: “This is a very good event for designers because we can not only show our making, but also have many opportunities to know how people think of our design. I am very glad that people have interests in my spot postcard.”
Crafty Fox Market will return to the Hackney area on December 1 and December 15 at Geffrye Museum in Hoxton from 4-9 pm, and at the Museum of London Docklands on December 8 from 4-9 pm.
More information on times and locations can be found on their website.