Whilst we're closed, we want to do all we can to support the amazing community of makers and small businesses who we are lucky enough to work with.
Today we are sharing the Makers Bazaar. Our brilliant suppliers Miesje Chafer, Mica Peet and Papercutts are taking part in a virtual market this Sunday 5th April, with lots of other lovely makers. They'll each be hosting on their own Instagram Stories, please check out their posts for all the details!
More details and links to their Social Media below:
"Mica Peet is a small jewellery brand founded by Mica who create's beautiful & unique printed jewellery. Inspired by her love of the beautiful natural world combined with modern & stylised shapes. Handcrafted by Mica in her studio in Southsea, Hampshire with the help of her wire fox terrier Reg."
We've been stocking Mica's jewellery for a while, and it has been a big favourite! While we are closed you can find her work here:
You can see what we stock of Mica's in our Jewellery collection.
Miesje's Textiles have been a staple of the Shop, she is one of the makers who have been with us the longest. You will definitely have seen her purses and cushions if you have been in!
This is what Miesje says about her work: "My products, which are all hand screen printed and handmade by me, tend to be bright and bold; I like to try to incorporate a wide range of different fabrics into my work including cotton, linen, silk, leather and occasionally something more unusual such as neoprene. I am inspired by the desire to create things that are not only beautiful, but also functional and I strive to maintain a high level of quality across my whole range of products."
You can find Miesje here:
Papercutts is run by Gemma, who makes embroided purses, cushions and lino prints.
"Everything I make is designed to last; whether it’s a leather make up bag that gets more supple with age or one of my huge embroidered blankets that become part of the family. Textiles are imbued with our memories, and embroidery is the luscious cherry on the top. Is it a necessity? No. But goodness it brings joy."
You can find more on Papercutts here:
Shop at the Old Fire Station supports UK indie designer-makers and small businesses. Plus, as part of Arts at the Old Fire Station, the money from your purchase goes back into our charity work with Crisis, providing training and volunteering opportunities for homeless people.
We're closed at the moment, but still supporting our makers and promoting their work. If you want to support us and the work we do, you can purchase a gift card here