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Meet the makers: Jayne Rutland

TweetJayne is a hairdresser who started making and selling her own hair products under the brand Hairy Jayne in 2008. Here she tells us what it’s like pitching to the Managing Director of Liberty, and how she raised £3000 through … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Gill Scheuer

TweetA passionate upcycler, Gill Scheuer of um-bags etc talks about her interest in creating new items from old and why she loves living in Lambeth. Where does your interest in upcycling come from? I’ve always hated waste, and I’ve always … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Pam Williams

TweetKnown for her ever-cheerful presence at Brixton Makers’ Market, and her slightly surreal cartoon strip Eric the Fish in Brixton Bugle, Pam Williams tells us about her nomadic life and all-night stints of drawing at Smithfield meat market.   Your work features … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Kaylene Alder

TweetMakerhoodie Kaylene describes herself as a “displaced/misplaced Canadian who has found a home in good ole Londontown”.  She lives in Brixton with her husband and two cats, Fury and Kafka, who were very keen to be part of this interview, … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Dumisami Nyathi of The Vegan Tart

Tweet The Vegan Tart delightfully challenged my preconceptions – I didn’t imagine that vegan cakes and savouries would tempt me, or that their  ‘Head Tart’, Dumisani Nyathi, would turn up sporting a beard, but after talking to him I’ll be pigging … Continue reading

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Meet the partners: Anita Thorpe, Diverse

TweetMakerhood has many partners and collaborators who work with us to promote the work of local makers and offer them special discounts or exclusive opportunities. So we thought it was time to shine a spotlight on some of them. Here, Anita … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Robyn Parker

TweetBrixton-based textile designer Robyn tells us how her great-grandmother’s notebook inspired her brand, and of the links between creativity and mental health. Tell us a bit about Archie Mac London, what do you make or do? Textile design. It’s all … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Christmas: meet the impresario (and find out the line up)

TweetMusician Andrew Clarke is Makerhood’s sometime impresario and was the brains behind the amazing entertainment programme at our Making Uncovered event last April. We’ve twisted his arm again to choose the musicians and performers who’ll be getting us into the … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Kaylene Alder

TweetKaylene Alder is a Brixton-based illustrator. Here she tells us how she came to create the banner for the Makerhood West Norwood website, and how you could share an aspect of Brixton with other local people and win one of … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Ellie Laycock

TweetWhen Makerhood launched two years ago, Ellie Laycock of Hunted and Stuffed was one of the first makers to sign up – and her journey over that period has been as momentous as ours! So we thought we’d catch up … Continue reading

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