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Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design

Wondrous textiles from Art Equals Happy, Mary Kilvert, Robin & Mould and more at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on 8-9th October 2011. Plus workshops from The Make Lounge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -the make lounge
Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -the make lounge
Making stuff for oneself is the bedrock of the crafting scene so of course there were quite a few workshops ongoing when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair. The Stitch and Make studio were on hand to offer advice and The Make Lounge were teaching people to make miniature wool foxes.

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Art Equals Happy
Kim Smith runs Art Equals Happy, which was a beautifully laid out stall of woollen goodies, at the front of which she sat spinning on a big old fashioned wheel. Her blog makes for extremely interesting reading. On it I discovered that she’s big on sustainability, recycling card and paper to create her envelopes. I was even more intrigued to discover that Kim is currently on the BA in illustration at Camberwell – what an inspiring lady.

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Mary Kilvert
I loved the flock of sheep designs by Kingston University graduate Mary Kilvert, especially on cushions.

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Diane Koss
Perfect for kids, Diane Koss had a stall groaning under the weight of her colourful plush toys: think furry one eyed monsters with huge horns.

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Gluckskafer
There were some cute felted animals for sale by Gluckskafer on the Selvedge magazine stall – though I can’t seem to locate them online anywhere. Sorry!

Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Robin & Mould
Renegade Craft Fair London oct 2011 -Robin & Mould
I was most impressed with the bold screenprinted designs of Robin & Mould who are based in rural Wiltshire. Their tea cosies, tea towels and cushions were emblazoned with gorgeous animal inspired graphics.

Don’t forget to discover my favourite illustration and wall art at the Renegade Craft Fair too.

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One Response to “Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design”

  1. Martin says:

    What a lovely article, and fabulous pictures. We spent 2 days there, but I think you have captured the highlights. Similar comments on the other articles about Renagade Craft Fair.
    Especially pleased to see Kim’s ArtEqualsHappy picture and story.
    What a lot of talent, and hard work under one roof. When is the next Renegade?

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