Etsy Made Local – London, Christmas Market Workshops 2016

Meet our workshop leaders:


(Saturday 3rd December Workshops, at 11:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm)


Hannah is a paper artist and illustrator. She is inspired by birds, botanicals and all things vintage.

If you’re curious about paper art, on Saturday she’ll be hosting a workshop (with a choice of three timeslots) to guide you through making your own 3D paper mistletoe sprig to decorate your home. If you can’t make it to her workshops on Saturday, you can also say hello to her on Sunday when she’ll have a stall selling her amazing work.

“I’m looking forward to getting Christmassy with the workshop decorations and my Christmas stock as well as getting some perfect gifts for my friends from my fellow makers!”

You can buy tickets to Hannah’s workshop on Saturday here.

Check out her Etsy shop here before the market to get a sneak peek at her work.



(Saturday 3rd December Workshops at 11am, 1pm or 3pm)


Vicky has been making jewellery for about 4 years after learning the craft at night school. She made the leap to go full time this year. She’s inspired by the meeting place of the natural and man made, working mainly in metal and jesmonite. Jesmonite is a composite stone which she’s experimented with to develop innovative finishes and techniques.

Vicky will be hosting a jesmonite necklace making workshop. At the end of the workshop you’ll have your finished necklace to take away in a beautiful branded box with a care card – the perfect home made present!

“The journey of my business is very much about making what I love and growing my skills to match my ideas so I love the idea of helping other people take the first step! I’m excited about sharing something I’m passionate about with people and helping them create something they will be really proud of.”

You can book tickets to Vicky’s workshop on Saturday here. She’ll also be selling her jewellery on the Saturday, so you can take part in the workshop and have a chance to buy any of her work that catches your eye!

Check out her Etsy shop here before the market to see her graphic, modern designs.



(Sunday 4th December Workshops at 11:30am or 2:30pm)


Rob is a full-time design – maker with a passion for Japanese textiles. In 2014, Rob visited Japan to learn traditional methods from indigo guru Bryan Whitehead in Fujino, near Tokyo. Rob uses both ancient and modern Shibori stitched, bound and clamped resist techniques to create a range of lampshades, throws, quilts, scarves and handkerchiefs working with indigo, natural and other dyes in a range of colours.

On Sunday, you can take a workshop with Rob to learn the traditional methods of Shibori dyeing and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. He will be hosting two different workshops on the day. You can buy tickets for his stitching and binding workshop here and you can buy tickets for his itajime clamping technique here.

Check out his Etsy shop here before the market to see his beautiful Japanese inspired homeware and clothing.



(Sunday 4th December Workshops at 12 noon or 3pm)


Shoshana is an illustrator with a love of cute animals and pretty flowers. She’s inspired by things that make her laugh and supporting the LGBT community. She’s a self-taught modern calligrapher.

She’s hosting two modern calligraphy and watercolours workshops on Sunday. Unfortunately, her workshops at Etsy Made Local 2016 are now sold out and at full capacity. However, you can still sign up to her mailing list here through the Shoshy Cadoodle website to be the first to hear about future opportunities to book on to her workshops.

She’ll also be selling at the market on Saturday, where you can say hello, browse her stall and buy her prints, greeting cards and see examples of her wedding stationery.

Check out her Etsy shop here before the market for a look at her illustrated work.


There’ll be lots of other London Local makers-designers to discover at the Etsy Made Local 2016 event, so make sure you’re following us (@londonlocalteam) on twitter, instagram and facebook for an insider’s look.