Please introduce yourself….
Steph, Jan and Emma – we represent the Brighton Craft Guerrilla, a crafty collective who like to play with arts and craft supplies.
Briefly describe the products you currently make
We all make different things, but it was a love of knitting that brought us together initially; we work mainly in textiles, so on our stall you’ll see a mixture of knitting, stitching, beading and fabric-based wares. There will also be jewellery and badges. Basically, we’re Jills of Quite A Few Trades!
How long have you been selling your wares and how did it begin? Or is Craftaganza your first time?
We’ve sold at the Cornerstone Community Centre a few times and have had forays into sites like Etsy and Folksy individually.
Other crafty disciplines you like to practice?
Emma is an illustrator and cake baker extraordinaire, Jan designs embroidery, knitting, crochet and can often be found up to her elbows in a dyepot. Steph just likes playing with bits of string and the occasional bead; she is slightly obsessed with turning Victorian natural history images into embroideries.
What inspires the things you make?
All sorts of things – fairy tales, the natural world, cool colour combinations, an interesting bit of fabric. Anything goes.
Other crafter/makers you admire?
William Morris, Amy Butler, Dale Chihuly, Guy Taplin…
We agree with William Morris when he said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”