2017 in review!

January 10th 2018

90 makers listed on the website, 25 - 30 take part at each event: we popped up in 7 different venues this year! From our first outing of the year in Hoe Street Central Pop Up Shop for a Mother’s Day Special weekend in March, followed by a Spring Market in the Hub, Walthamstow Village, a Summer Market in Mirth on Hoe Street, plus an E17 Designers' Art Trail Showcase in Stow Brothers office throughout June, closely followed by the Walthamstow Garden Party Marquee in Lloyd Park in July. Our Autumn and Winter Markets saw us back in the Village, our annual November night market in the William Morris Gallery, and two dates in December: one in the Village and in Mirth for a super finale to the year!


The Vestry House Museum continues to host a small selection of makers after a pilot scheme in 2016, and you can also still visit the 'shop in a shop' at the Vestry House Museum open Wednesday to this Saturday 23rd December: 10am - 5pm 

Vestry Rd
E17 9NH

The Museum hosts local history collections, has superb exhibitions, and in the shop, find ceramics, prints and accessories for sale made by members of E17 Designers, alongside pocket money souvenirs and stocking fillers! 25% of all sales goes to the Museum.

Tony Tunes!

November 30th 2017

Any requests? On Sunday 10th, Tony Tunes will be playing Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt, Bring my Baby Back - Elvis Presley, White Christmas - Bing Crosby, Christmas Island - Dickie Valentine. All original 78's


News for December

November 20th 2017

November News here!

October 17th 2017

E17 Designers Autumn News

September 13th 2017

Summer newsletter here

August 25th 2017


Vestry House Museum Shop, Vestry Road, E17 9NH

August 8th 2017

Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Shopping locally this summer and need wedding gifts, cards or just something unusual that you won’t find anywhere else? 

Pop in to the shop at the Vestry House Museum, E17 Designers has a small concession featuring new prints and cards from Stork to Swan and Karin Akesson, eclectic hand crafted accessories from Fran Wood, Mika Bon Bon, ceramics by Nuppeppo and Andrea Morton. All local designer-makers, plus books, museum stationery and pocket money gifts. Stroll around the gardens and take part in their family workshops every Wednesday this August based on Wind in the Willows, plus the fascinating exhibition ‘Setting the Scene; Walthamstow in the Sixties”. A proper local history museum, we love it!

Latest newsletter here

June 24th 2017

Walthamstow Guardian piece

June 7th 2017


Link here about our Market this Saturday:




E17 Designers’ takeover @Stow Brothers

May 26th 2017

E17 Designers’ takeover @Stow Brothers (48): an exhibition of selected designers during the E17 Art Trail fortnight, set up in the Stow Brothers’ estate agents office, with a variety of handmade products on show..

E17 Designers' Art Trail Showcase

3rd - 17th June, Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 5pm

(open during office hours)

Stow Brothers, 236 Hoe Street, E17 3AY


Pot holder Edie Rose

Make merry at Mirth with the E17 Designers’ Summer Market

May 26th 2017


Make merry at Mirth with the E17 Designers’ Summer Market  (86)


Find E17 Designers on Hoe Street during this year’s E17 Art Trail.


We’re at Mirth on Saturday 10 June, 12-4pm, for the E17 Designers’ Summer Market. While away the afternoon, freshly made cocktail or craft ale in hand, in the company of local artists and designer-makers, showingfashion, handmade bags, jewellery, prints and more.


Suzie Cakes will be selling Walthamstow Wild Card Brewery Beer Mustard and her secret recipe bakes from the ticket booth. Other regulars will include D4Discus, Gail’s Windy Day, Stacey Hall, Malcolm Morris. New designers will include Shoorah Shoorah, Lucy Welton Studio, Brass and Bold, Worlds in Between (see pics).


Our makers have been taking inspiration from this year’s Art Trail’s STEAM theme. Come and see what they’ve been constructing, composing and concocting with their special E17 creative energy – who knows what perfect gift you’ll discover?



WHAT you need to know:

E17 Designers’ Summer Market 

Saturday 10 June, 12 - 4pm

Mirth, Marvel and Maud186 Hoe Street, E17 4QH


June newsletter

May 18th 2017

Click here for our latest newsletter:


Suzie's Cakes in the Mother's Day Pop Up

March 13th 2017

Espresso, hazelnut, fig and apricot biscotti, Wild Card Brewery Porter mustard, Lavender shortbread, Salted caramel millionaire's shortbread, Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies. 


March News!

March 2nd 2017

Click here for March News:


Dates for your diary!

February 7th 2017

Pop to this page for our dates coming up in 2017:

Shop in a shop? E17 Designers at the Vestry House Museum

January 18th 2017

Fancy some local shopping (in the old workshouse....)


More here:

Local shoppers deserve the loveliest things…..

November 30th 2016

Local shoppers deserve the loveliest things…..


Designers love to make things and, with the wealth of design talent we have in E17, that means very nice things indeed – from jewellery and ceramics to fashion and knitwear, from prints and stationery to soft furnishings and accessories.


But designers also need to sell things if they are to survive – and that’s where E17 Designers’ Markets comes in, creating happy, sociable shopping spaces where you can talk directly to makers and turn your (excellent) taste into pounds in their pockets.


So, make a date for E17 Designers’ Markets this festive season. With a range of different designers showing across all dates, we’ve everything you need to fill a Christmas stocking – and you’ll be supporting the creative community in your area.


All you need to know….


Sunday 4th December 2.30-6pm

Waltham Forest Community Hub

18 Orford Road

E17 9NH


Back with our regular Christmas outing in the Village: gifts from a new selection of artists and makers, Suzie Cakes, music from DJ Dolores Rocket, playing tinsel tinglers and Christmas crooners to accompany your browsing!


Youngsters can ‘Choose, Paint, and Pay’ with Creative Biscuit– their pottery gift can be collected after firing at the South Woodford café, or delivered on request! Makes a great family gift. In the Kitchen, Suzie’s will be selling her famed Christmas puddings, made to a secret recipe handed down from her Irish great grandmother – no added sugar, wholemeal flour: fruity, rich and delicious. New for this year: mustard made from Wild Card Brewery beer – tasty!


£2 entry (children free) to the E17 Designers Christmas Market includes a ticket for the goody bag Prize Draw AND seasonal drink from Walthamstow founded Woodford & Warner. They are delighted to bring you the taste and smell of Christmas in a bottle! They will be serving their hot mulled punch for the family on the day and tasters of their Hibiscus flavoured Christmas gifts.


That’s a full afternoon worth mulling around for! We will be open till 6pm so you can come early or late, we’ll save something for you!



Extras Early birds: first 50 tickets get a taster of port and stilton from East London Cheese Board (pop over to Froth and Rind to buy more!)



Want to feel good while you’re shopping? Why not help raise money for by supporting the Project Peru Christmas Cake Raffle 2016: ‘A fairer slice of the Christmas cake’ - buy a ticket today and be in with a chance to win a huge, beautiful and professionally made Christmas cake for all the family! They did so well last year thanks to our amazing customers, we invited them back to join us again this year.



C’mon, treat yourself! Come and chat to East of Eden, who run yoga, mat Pilates and reformer Pilates for all levels in the heart of Walthamstow, and will be with us for today only. They will be selling their limited edition Christmas gift voucher packs and you can find out more about their various retreats and beginners courses starting in January.



Here’s the link for the list of the designers on show:






Saturday 17th December  12-5pm

Mirth, Marvel and Maud

186 Hoe Street

E17 4QH




Come for a Mirth Christmas: E17 Designers’ will be celebrating in the art deco surroundings, so buy gifts locally this year from a different range of designers with cracking prints, glamorous jewellery, D4Discus vintage style fashion, a range of accessories, ceramics and more, plus children’s film ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ brought to you by Stow Film Lounge. Oh, and a huge christmas tree! (More about bookings for films below*)


Here’s the link for the list of the designers on show


Walthamstow Village Window Gallery


Wednesday November  30 to Sunday December 4th


E17 Designers' Christmas Maker's Window; check out our mini showcase of designer/makers ahead of our Christmas dates, by walking past the The Walthamstow Village Window Gallery in Orford Road.  


Viewing 24 hours


E17 Designers’ Shop at Vestry House Museum


Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Rd

E17 9NH



Checkout our section of makers, for some local gift shopping, and showing your support for a well loved local history museum: find ceramics, prints and accessories for sale, new in this month, ceramics on display from Nuppeppo Studios and Useful Pots!


November News

October 27th 2016

November News here:

Autumn Market

October 3rd 2016


Back in the Village for our main Autumn Fair! Regulars and new designers are back in this popular Village venue: ceramics from Moss Stitch, fabulous cards from Vintage Playing Cards, jewellery from Fused and Fired, pterodactyls and other creature monsters, which are made of recycled clothing from Hester de Graag. Much, much more, event details here:

Activities for children from Creative Biscuit, where you can where you can customise your own pottery to make your home an even prettier place.  Choose, Paint, Pay and your pottery can be collected after firing at their South Woodford Creative Biscuit Ceramic Café or delivered on request!

£2 entry includes taster drink from Damn Cheeky Wines, entry in the Goody Bag prize draw plus crackly tunes from our favourite ‘spinster’, the one and only Auntie Maureen! 


Barbican OpenFest

October 3rd 2016

Barbican OpenFest
Explore the Centre: across the afternoon, free stages offer performances from dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, DJs and more. For those with kids, the fun starts early, with a special OpenFest edition of Framed Film Club at 10am and continuing with a family trail round the Centre.
More here:

Barbican Centre plays host to E17 Designers, all day from 12 noon till 7.30pm. Choose from a selection of high quality, hand-picked and handmade items, from art prints and illustrations, to soy candles, fashion wear, ceramics, accessories and more, made by talented designer-makers from in and around Walthamstow, E17

create a mini protest banner

August 26th 2016

Saturday 10th September 10-4  Gnome House, E17:

Come join us to hear about this history of women activists in East London, and use their stories to create a mini protest banner. All ages and abilities welcome. 

From Sylvia Pankhurst, to Women United Against Racism, East London has long been a hub of social activism. However, the stories about women are often sidelined or lost completely. In her Footsteps is a local heritage project that seeks to readdress the gender balance, by shining a light on these unsung female heros. 

Come help us celebrate these incredible women, or some you may know yourself, by making a mini protest banner inspired by them. 

Please note: this is not a sewing course. However, the template to follow will be very simple and our support workers will be on hand to help the less experienced.

For more information about the project visit

"YARN - the Movie" is coming to London

August 25th 2016
Did you heard the BIG news?  "YARN - the Movie" is coming to London! 
The first UK screening of the film will take place at the Hackney Picture House on Sunday the 9th of October. Here is a short trailer:
"YARN - the Movie" is everything we like about yarn, knitting and crochet. The screening is a chance to share our passion, celebrate, get inspired, networking, meet new knitters and crocheters...
I'm writing to you because we are organising an Art Exhibition, at the gallery space in the Hackney Picture House, as a parallel event of the screening of the film. We are looking for knitted, crochet and yarn art works. Anything from free-style knitting, amigurumi, crochet sculptures, film-inspired jumpers, etc...etc... If you would like to take part of the exhibition,  please send me some pictures or information of your work as soon as possible. The exhibition will run for about one month, 1 or 2 weeks before and after the screening of the film. 
There is also a possibility to have a stall (maybe we can share one between all the artists?) in the attic of the Hackney Picture House where the After Party will take place. 
We are also looking to decorate the cinema with some yarn bombing. If you have any left over yarn, small or huge pom-poms, knitted bunting, old blankets, funky jumpers or if you want to help us, please get in touch. 
Kind regards
Alessandra Rigillo
07971 255 705
Abstract Yarn Shop

Delighted to be back at Mirth, Marvel and Maud

August 22nd 2016

Delighted to be back at Mirth, Marvel and Maud, our first Autumn Market of 2016. Mirth (aka the old EMD/Granada cinema) is taken over by E17 Designers' with fashion, art, gifts and cake!  Make sure you make a date to visit us in these amazing art deco surroundings, with fabulous food on offer, seasonal cocktails and super staff! Stop, shop and socialise, you can be sure of finding a great gift from one of our unique makers.

Barbican OpenFest: what's happening at the Barbican on Saturday 8 October?

August 22nd 2016
Explore the Centre and get a taste of everything the Barbican has to offer, from interactive art installations to dance, pop-up theatre to tours of the building – and it’s all free.

Across the afternoon, freestages offer performances from dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, DJs and more. Discover the Barbican artists of tomorrow with showcases from the young performers they work with in east London. For those with kids, the fun starts early, with a special OpenFest edition of Framed Film Club at 10am and continuing with a family trail round the Centre.

Get involved and cultivate your own creativity: throughout the day, you can drop in for workshop sessions on dance, designer crafts, and even urban-growing on the Lakeside.

At the end of the day, book for one of the evening shows from Michael Clark Company, east London’s Just Jam or an immersive circus performance The Machine - with discounted tickets available to young people aged 14-25 through the Young Barbican scheme.

And of course, E17 Designers provides with an opporutunity to stop, shop and  socialise all day from 12-7.30.We offer a selection of high quality, handpicked and handmade items of art prints and illustrations, soy candles, fashion, ceramics, accessories and more, from a group of talented makers all based in and around Walthamstow, E17.  From the Walthamstow Garden Party and beyond…



Dates for your Diaries

August 9th 2016
Mirth, Marvel and Maud, Hoe Street (EMD)
Saturday September 24th   12-5pm
Barbican Centre (Barbican OpenFest)
Saturday October 8th 12-7.30pm
Waltham Forest Community Hub (Asian Centre) Orford Road
Sunday October 16th  2.30-6pm
Mirth, Marvel and Maud, Hoe Street (EMD)
Saturday November 12th 12-5pm
William Morris Gallery
Friday November 25th 6.30 -10pm
Waltham Forest Community Hub (Asian Centre) Orford Road
Sunday December 4th 2.30-6pm
Mirth, Marvel and Maud, Hoe Street (EMD)
Saturday December 17th 12-5pm

Walthamstow Garden Party 16 and 17 July

June 23rd 2016

In your diary?

The E17 Designers' marquee will be on the lawns in front of the William Morris Gallery, next to the Useful and Beautiful Marquee.  We ask you to stop, shop and socialise with E17 Designers in our exclusive space, featuring thirty artists, designers and makers selling high quality products made with passion, over both days. We have fashion from regulars D4Discus, GLOW London, Moix, and new comers, Anami and Janine.  Come and find inspirational home wares from Yanire Silva Delgado, Useful Pots and Moss Stitch, plus a wide range of jewellery from cute acrylics at Mirienna Design, to top-notch silver and gold from Malcolm Morris!

The free festival weekend returns to Lloyd Park, Walthamstow following 2015’s celebrations that saw over 32,000 visitors and

650 performers take part. Featuring a fantastic mix of international and local talent that showcases the communities and creativity of Waltham Forest. Acts confirmed for the Barbican Music Stage include Mo’Kalamity, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Emicida, Asian Dub Foundation. There’s also the Real Food Festival, theatre, film from Stow Lounge, comedy from Red Imp, circus with Layla Rosa, spoken word, DJ’s from Soul Picnic, a craft trail with Scribble and Smudge, and much more.

E17 Designers at the Vestry House Museum

June 17th 2016

Eager to shop local? E17 Designers will feature in a concession  at the Vestry House Museum, in time for the summer season! Jewellery, prints and accessories for sale, by local designer-makers. Open hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. 

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Rd, London E17 9NH

Vestry House Museum Shop

June 7th 2016


Available in the shop tomorrow, here's the list of participating designers:

Vintage Trousseau

June 7th 2016


Just updated some images for member Vintage Trousseau:

E17 Designers' Summer Events

June 7th 2016

Read all about it here:

Friends of Stoneydown Park 6th annual music festival

May 23rd 2016

Friends of Stoneydown Park are putting on their 6th annual music festival, in Stoneydown Park near Blackhorse Road tube. It's on Sunday 19th June, from 2-6p.m. with live music, food stalls,beer tent,  bouncy castle, etc, with free entry. It's a fun day for everyone!


Walthamstow Garden Party coming up in July

May 19th 2016

Walthamstow Garden Party is free, a festival for the local community, unites local and international talent, is a total mix of events from music, theatre, film, spoken word, comedy to family activities, arts & crafts and more! It offers something for everyone, with lots of different ways to get involved - listen to music, partake in workshops or just grab a drink and enjoy the park 

We will be in our own marquee on both days, 16th and 17th July! For more info on designers as they confirm, see our dates pages.

E17 Designers' shop at the Vestry House Museum

May 19th 2016

Eager to shop local? E17 Designers will feature in a concession  at the Vestry House Museum, in time for the summer season! Jewellery, prints and accessories for sale, by local designer-makers. Open from mid-June, hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. 

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Rd, London E17 9NH






Time Out Things to Do!

April 27th 2016


More details here:


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