Clutter City Autumn Market
So the beginning of this month we hosted our Autumn Market on a crisp, sunny Autumn day. Thanks to everyone who popped down to say hello and thanks to all the vendors for creating such a great atmosphere as always. Here is NAC in all its sunny and blue skies glory…
It was a bustling start for us and people just about managed to manoeuvre around our stall packed foyer and auditorium. We had over 30 vendors squeezed into the foyer and auditorium plus an owl mask workshop and live music in the cafe bar from Milly Hirst + Shane O’linski and Terence Falkenstein from Death Rides A Goat.
Some of our foyer vendors included Crafty Little Herberts with illustrated and handmade goodies for children from various designers. We loved their t-shirts and prints.
Another new vendor featured bicycle prints, accessories and cards from LoveBike….
…and Little Swift was back with her lovely faux leather jewellery designs.
A regular of ours , Cute and Curious featured Japanese and steam punk jewellery and accessories. They’re always a popular one at Clutter City.
We had the folks from the DisColouring Book down with their innovative colloboration featuring original artwork from some of the best artists found on Facebook. Check them out!
Farrell and Holmes were with us selling their goods including these little fabric gnome badge sets and paper hangings. Thanks to F&H for the Clutter City blog feature, you can read it on their website here.
Heading into the auditorium we had great silver pieces from Ebrill and Seed…. like this….
And we liked these map lampshades from illustrator Emily Rose Brown….
We have to show a little something from Miss Sasha Preston who has been our most loyal and regular vendor over the past 4 years. She makes curious vintage animal toys sitting in painted beds with handmade crochet blankets. They are vintage inspired toys that transport you to days gone by. Her clouds have been one of her most popular designs and there are certainly a few of these hanging around in Norwich homes including ours. She’s keeping herself suitably tucked away from websites and internet shops though so if you want to get in touch with her drop us an e-mail.
Eco Snack Wraps came down for their first market with us selling these great little eco snack bags made from lots of great oil cloth fabrics.
Another of our favourites are these gorgeous crochet blankets and apple warmers from Gran Plumley.
There are some amazing printers and illustrators in Norwich and these guys are amongst them. The Mesh Collective are a group of printers based at Stew Studios and members include Richard Horne, Jo Stafford, and John Scarratt as seen in the pics. If you want to try your hand at screen printing Stew offer all the facilities and membership. To find out more take a peek here
We also ran a little workshop for kids (and adults) making owl masks. The results were pretty good…
And lastly we had our usual live music in the cafe bar in the afternoon with the lovely Milly Hirst. She really is good and one to watch. She recently played Norwich Sound and Vision at the Bicycle Shop. Look out for her at future events. Thanks for playing Milly and also a big thanks to Shane for filling a last minute gap and also to Terence Falkenstein for headlining.
Sorry we didn’t get to feature all of our vendors, it would take way too long but thanks to you all!
Here’s to our next event on Saturday 8 December. Put it in your diaries folks. It’s going to be a winter wonderland of crafts/prints/illustrations and a great place to get unusual one-off gifts. See you there.