Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do 29 November 12-8pm, Friday 30 November 10-6pm, Saturday 1 December 10-6pm Come and join us for a special Aunt Elsie style handmade Christmas where you can meet makers, designers, upcyclers and vintage sellers and find the perfect unique Christmas gift or even just enjoy mulled wine or a cup of tea whilst meeting some of Reading’s artists.
Alexandra Vintage: Authentic, personally sourced vintage clothing and accessories for men and women, luscious vintage washroom cosmetics.
Adrienne Henry Millinery: Adrienne Henry Millinery create beautiful bespoke and handmade hats and headpieces designed around your outfit, great for Ascot, weddings , hen parties ,
a day at the races, vintage parties and Goodwood. They specialise in unique and unusual hats with an air of sophistication
Pat Lewis: Pat Lewis designs and makes aprons, smocks, accessories and gift items taking references from classic heritage attire made for (and by) workers and makers. Using natural linens, cottons, wool and silks these handmade items reflect her appreciation of simple silhouettes, shapes and lines. She also has a passion for print and lettering and applies this to cloth and stationary goods
R3 Emporium: R3 Emporium is a new venture run by Tessa and Russ Turner who both feel strongy about the possibilities of recycling, or described another way, upcycling. The main aim of R3 Emporium is to “breathe new life” into old items
The Nightmonkey: Martin Stubbington AKA The Nightmonkey is a Reading based artist and illustrator with a love of public and street art. He is strongly influenced by animals, and makes unique, individual bird cutouts from newspapers, magazines, London Underground maps and more. Each bird is original and are drawn freehand.
Stealthbunny: Primarily I focus on producing novel, amusing or extra special buttons (with small additions of knitting patterns and jewellery.) I make buttons for people like me, people who feel the compulsion to create lovely “stuff,” (commercially or for fun)
Brenda Graham: Brenda Graham makes copper-foiled glass pieces that include birds, animals, flowers, bunting, matryoshkas anything that takes her fancy. She has fun playing with shapes, colours and the magical qualities of glass. She has recently added a range of jewellery that is sourced from all over the world. Digital images are trapped under glass and enhanced with all sorts of charms and frippery.
keke-kaka.: keke-kaka is a collection of paper goods, fabric and accessories featuring my designs. I handmake cards, prints, clay brooches, pillow cases and t-shirts…Most of my characters are inspired from fables and my everyday surroundings. I’d like to make my art and design affordable and accessible
Sue Mundy Ceramics
Le Petit Pois
Dolly Dripp: Dollydripp is a small indie fashion label selling clothing, accessories & homewares influenced by alternative fashion, tattoos, retro & vintage styles with a modern twist.
Two Rivers Press
Red Kyte: I make both silver jewellery and fabric items. All my jewellery is sterling silver and hallmarked. I have two main ranges, a range of twist jewellery that has wording hand stamp on it and then twisted and a frame range where I use tube rivets to frame stamps and found objects.
Half and Half: Sue Clarke’s current project ‘Half and half’ explores her childhood interests – digging in the garden, dressing dolls, playing in the woods and fields.She combines her enjoyment of making things by hand with creating miniature worlds and telling stories through knit, clay, drawing, photography and vintage fabrics.’Half and half’ is a celebration of half textiles, half sculpture. Half found, half handmade. Half past, half present.
Jo Quinn Printmaker
Charlotte Broomfield Payne: Original paintings
Caroline Marriott: I work in textiles and make bags, cushions, flowers, dollies and a range of jewellery. For Christmas I make wreaths and angels and kits for making dollies and bags.
Salvo Toscano Photography
Lyndsey Clark: Handmade, unique corsets and corset dresses/ bridal wear, made using a wide variety of materials, recycled where possible