Crafty Fox was a cool mix of inspiring artists, illustrators, designers and makers, all very individual and equally passionate about their craft. Spread over three floors at the Dogstar in Brixton, the atmosphere was bustling, friendly and fun, with a D.J and The Teas Knees serving yummy cakes and warming pots tea on the top floor.
Some of my favourite designer, makers on the Sunday included the fantastic Jimbobart, who I exhibited alongside during London Design Festival, belsartworld, stuffed Nonsense and A Threadbear production, who make the loveliest handmade creatures, each one unique to the next and so intricately and delicately crafted. A real treasure to find.
We then braved the cold and set off to Somerset House to visit Creative Startups and the Wool House exhibition. I was particularly excited to see the room Donna Wilson had designed and the installation created by Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra.
The Wool House introduced me to Jongstra’s work and I was immediately captivated by her work ethos and dedication to her ethical values. Claudy and her team raise their own sheep, keep bees, cultivate their own botanical garden and grow their own plants for dyes, leaving no waste in their utmost respect for nature and commitment to the value chain of creation. The perfect exhibition for the Deer Little Forest eco-friendly folk and, I must say, the perfectly, cosy exhibition for such a frosty day.