Crafty Fox Markets started back in 2010 when Sinead Koehler, who had been selling jewellery at various markets around London, decided to start her own event which would act as a supportive hub for traders. The markets she started under the name Crafty Fox, have gone from strength to strength by offering organised, well publicised events where traders get a fair deal.
Their first Sample Sale had a craft workshop with both adults and children engrossed in the process of cutting, glueing and painting their creations.
Those more interested in shopping than making, could go straight through to the main part of the market where about 30 stalls were displaying hand-made crockery, cards, unique jewellery, framed pictures and accessories. Although the number of stalls was limited, they were well chosen with some particularly high quality independent jewellers offering end of season items at a considerable discount. Jill (shopjill.com) was selling her wonderful bird/bunny inspired designs on purses, bags and even framed. She loves the Crafty Fox markets and is a regular at their events:
The ceramicist trading as Stolen Form (stolenform.com) is also a regular here, offering all kinds unusual and witty ceramics such as brick shaped vases and small bowls in the form of plumbing pipe fittings. He, like many other traders, also had plenty of samples and end-of-lines on offer at a discount, making this a great event for bargain hunters.
Crafty Fox host regular markets at venues in south and east London and are well worth seeking out. Take a look at their website for details of future events.