Next event: Saturday 5 November 2016
On the first Saturday of each month, Crafted W5 will be cutting into Ealing Broadway, with our market partner Eat Me, Drink Me bringing you the best in local crafts, gifts and much, much more.
What's more The Little Art Room will be on hand each month with a DIY session which is sure to send you craft daft.
Sample and support local suppliers, bringing you a variety of treasures, from sparkling jewellery to kitsch trinkets. Read on to find out more about the talented teams that will be visiting us this Saturday 2 July...
Based in Brentford, Aggashe’s stall features lovely handmade jewellery - stylish, chic and elegant little creations, using a variety of materials such as silver, leather and beads. Made with passion, heart and soul.
Photographer Aimee Hocking creates photographic fabric based on her own images. After teaching herself to sew, a business idea was born! Her cushions, bags and other products are made from vintage inspired fabric sourced in the UK, or her own-designed fabric – making them items which can’t be found anywhere else.
Jewellery designer Anita Dickinson creates beautifully unusual pieces using sterling silver, genuine gemstones and real pearls. All items are handmade and one of a kind.
Anna P is an Eco Luxury designer/maker of hand bags. She handmakes her products using vintage pre-1960s feed sack fabrics and vintage Liberty prints combines with hand-dyed canvas, dip dyed velvets, and Italian and up-cycled leathers. Each item is therefore a one-off creation.
Based in Ealing for 7 years, Charlotte’s range of local prints, cards and tea towels is inspired by the plentiful green spaces, parks and architecture around Ealing. She has used her illustrative style to create stylish prints of Ealing's favourite landmarks such as the borough's fabulous historic pubs - the perfect gift for anyone who knows, loves, or lives in the area. All items are designed in Ealing and printed in the UK. Charlotte graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA(Hons) in graphic design and illustration before embarking on a highly successful career as a Creative Director, specialising in launching and redesigning many influential UK magazines. In 2015 a decision to adjust her work/life balance led to her launching her print business. https://kmc2.box.com/s/vzznr91qqp876m0vd8peytzztefumy4x
Chatterbox & Button
Handcrafted oilcloth bags, gifts, aprons and homewares, handmade in Amersham by Laura Gibbs. Their lovely products are made from gorgeous fabrics and have a high quality finish as well as being highly practical. They use bright and attractive patterns, changing frequently with the seasons – making them the perfect gift.
Forever Living offer aloe vera based products for personal care, drinks, skincare, cosmetics, nutrition and weight management. Stop by to discover the power of aloe vera.
Frame Your World
Ealing based Frame Your World offers notebooks and prints featuring inspirational words and motivational quotes in pleasing typography. Ealing-based owner Leanne MacDuff is supported by The Prince’s Trust in her start-up business, and 10% of every product purchased will go to charity.
INHEELS produces ethical jewellery in Nepal, Cambodia and India using acrylic made from industrial waste, and bullets and bomb shells found in Cambodia. Owner (and Ealing resident) Taeko Ohyama believes in ethics of production, which is why she uses sustainable materials and pays fair wages to the artisans who create her beautiful and unusual products.
Handmade jewellery from W5 and a favourite of the annual Ealing Christmas market, Lettie B will be back with their pretty & varied jewellery designs.
Ealing based Lorna started making cards when her children were small so they’d have an usual gift to take to friends’ birthday parties. When parents started asking if they could buy them, she took the plunge, booked a table at a local school Christmas Fair and hasn’t looked back. Since then, Lorna has sold her cards & artwork all over London including Carnaby Street and Covent Garden. We love the vintage collector cards artwork featuring Batman, Dennis the Menace and more.
Alpaca is an obsession for Mamacha. It’s warmer than lambswool, silky soft to the touch – luxurious yet durable. Mamacha is a registered not-for-profit company working with small community projects in Peru. They believe the most sustainable solution to poverty is to give people the tools and resources to help themselves. Mamacha knitters are paid a good wage, with the price being determined by the group themselves, taking into account the time and skills a project took to complete. Knitters are paid promptly, and often given raw materials when necessary. The resulting Alpaca jumpers, ponchos and accessories are truly beautiful, and not only because of the manner in which they are produced.
NEMARI was born from a passion for natural products and luxurious fragance oils. All NEMARI candles are handmade in Ealing in trendy black, white and silver glass jars. Owner Nella uses a mix of pure soy vegetable wax and high quality fragrances to create a slow burning, room filling, intoxicating candle.
Nepali Arts & Crafts
An eclectic mix of quality craft goods: handmade paper and paper products, handwoven children’s bags, hand carved wooden masks and boxes, silk and merino wool scarves, ornamental metal door handles, bone buttons, recycled silk yarn, hand painted tin trunks and money boxes. Nepali Arts & Crafts support and build relationships with craft workers in Nepal and take a buying trip to the country every year to find new and interesting goods. Suppliers are drawn from a mixture of one man businesses and larger fair trade organisations, with many of the products now made to order. Their story started in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre back in 2006 when they launched their very first stall at the Christmas market and we’re delighted to invite them back 10 years later.
Rebeca is an Ealing resident but native Portuguese. She has always been interested in jewellery making, creating gifts for family and friends. As she was moving to London, her grandmother, who was a tailor, gave her a collection of beautiful and interesting buttons, and told her to “do what you like with them”. And she has, making adorable earrings from the collection.
RW WORKS is West London leather smith Richard Williamson. He makes limited run pieces he hopes you will keep and use for a very long time. Designing and hand-making everything in his West London workshop, he uses leather only from UK tanneries and suppliers. His beautifully made items include passport and cardholders, cable tidies for those unruly ear buds, roll-up bicycle tool holders, key rings, and of course, belts.
Sew Cheeky is an Ealing-based collective of Katie, Emily and Abi who have been sewing and selling together for four years. They constantly research and share new techniques and ideas for their pretty original handmade items like key rings, tote bags, and greeting cards, all with a sewn element. They aim to find sewn solutions to their customers’ (and their own!) problems, like reusable sandwich wraps or bowl covers, always following a classic yet current style sense.
Tres Joli sell colourful handmade, ethically sourced and environmentally sound products from Madagascar. They have become well known for their range of baskets (often seen being sold on continental markets) and in the summer months fantastic folding sunhats made from raffia. They also sell beads, spoons and bowls made of horn, and other raffia products including placemats, bread baskets and objects of decoration.
The ethos of Tres Joli is to support communities in Madagascar through trade, whilst showcasing the wonderful craftmanship from this country.