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Take a tour of Native Makers Market

Updated: Feb 9

Last weekend I was trading at the ridiculously instagrammable NATIVE MAKERS market in Plymouth. If you're a market trader yourself you'll know that you can put as much design time and planning as you like into your pitch but very often the surroundings or light conditions can let you down and any photos taken on the day just don't do your hard work justice.

Native Makers is different! The market takes place in Ocean Studios, within Plymouth's Royal William yard. The two storey building has large, airy rooms, bare stone walls and light pouring in through the plentiful windows. It's a market traders dream, with a cafe downstairs and . . . let's face it . . . us market traders are pretty easy to please . . . A ROOF!

Saturday brought some long-awaited sunshine, which made my neon tassels GLOW and disco curtain SPARKLE.

Take a browse through my pictures and see for yourself.

I'd like to give a shout out to the BRILLIANT Rosie Drake-Knight, who organises and curates the event, alongside running her own leather goods and ethical fashion brand, Roake AND bringing up her small person. . .

. . . AND I couldn't talk about NM without mentioning some of my fellow traders. These guys MADE MY WEEKEND.

From left to right, colourful screen printer BroniaBronia and textile artist, printer, embroiderer Miesje Chafer. (I took that purple flower print in the middle picture home. It's going on my bedroom wall)

From left to right, Bristol based Illustrator Elsa Rose Frere and Print designer Charlotte Beevor.

Native Makers market will be back in December and I definitely recommend a visit. x