Meet the Maker – Vui Vui Bodycare

Maker: Carl Sung /  From: London /  Craft: Skincare Designer

Hi, my name is Carl. In 2006 I discovered natural soaps and gave them a try. To my delight my previously problem skin soon disappeared, my skin not only felt good but looked healthy and glowing too. Since then I have exclusively used natural skin care products.

My initial interest in natural soaps blossomed in 2014 into a passion for natural soap making and VuiVuibodycare was born. I am thrilled to be able to share my line of organic skincare products and this passion with you. All my luxurious products are created in small batches using only sustainably sourced organic and natural botanical ingredients.

VuiVuibodycare’s vision is to make the highest quality organic skincare products for a natural healthy you.





Festive Origami workshop with Urban Makers

Would you like to make your own XMAS decorations?

Join Origami 4 Fun to learn how to transform a simple square of paper into a beautiful festive decoration. Take it with you or give it to someone special as a handmade present.

Origami 4 Fun festive Origami workshop at Here East Christmas Market
Wednesday 28th November
Time: 4 – 8pm

Led by Alex Tonchievici – origami artist/tutor at Origami_4_Fun

Each origami workshop will run for 50min (10min break in between sessions) This is a drop-in workshop so please just come along and take a seat. If the current session if full please join the next one. 

4.00 – 4.50pm
5.00 – 5.50pm
6.00 – 6.50pm
7.00 – 7.50pm

Please note: this event is designed to accommodate all abilities, so if you are curious about origami but haven’t tried it before, do come along! All materials will be provided.

What will you make?

You will learn how to fold origami Xmas trees, origami Santa (tags), origami diamonds, boxes, reindeer, Xmas wreath and origami stars.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Merrymaking @ Here East.  

About Origami 4 Fun
Alex Tonchievici is a freelance origami artist/teacher, based in East London, who enjoys a life full of creativity and learning. Her interest in origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, originated when she was studying architecture and has grown into a passion. She also loves drawing, photography and meditation, all of which she expresses through her origami works.

In the last 7 years, being interested in the educational applications of origami, she has developed all sorts of fun activities for children and young people, engaging them in creating something unique.

Origami_4_Fun started as a project with the aim to introduce origami as an artistic element in the creative development of the child and young people.

For Alex, origami is a communication channel used towards discovering and fostering of new creative skills. Just by using the “magic touch” of her bare hands, she brings to life all her origami projects.


Needle Felt Workshop with Peach Bunny Studio

Come and learn to needle felt with Katy, the founder of Peach Bunny Studio. Learn all of the basic techniques of needle felting and make little felt friends to take home with you!

Needle Felt workshop with Peach Bunny Studio 

Saturday November 3rd  2018 – Book here 

Old Spitalfields Market Bar and Bottle Shop (MAP)
107A Commercial Street
E1 6BG

We will begin with a little introduction about needle felting and the different wools, tools and techniques we will be using in the workshop.

Everything will be ready at the class for you to start felting. If you have an idea of a particular animal you’d like to make it’s helpful to print off a couple of photos to have next to you! If not there will be lots of inspiration there. We will be using a variety of beautiful British Wools and learning some tricks to make cute little creatures.

This class is perfect for beginners and those who have never tried felting before! We will be making felt animals which you can turn into either Christmas decorations or a lovely badge.

Take your skills from this workshop and make your own beautiful needle felted Christmas gifts! You get to keep whatever you make too of course.

You’ll be provided with a how to needle felt zine which you can take away with you to refresh your memory. There will be a chance to purchase additional materials at the end so you can keep felting.

Light refreshments provided.


We love a collaboration between our designer makers and we love this one so much we had to share.

Soy wax candle brand MURI has collaborated with textile label 20 SEVENTH LETTER to create
a capsule collection of autumn/winter inspired candles.

The collection features two option of soy wax scented candles: Cinnamon Bun illustrated by
a bear with winter foliage and Fig & Bergamot illustrated by a rhino with a slightly more
autumnal look.

The collaboration came about after April purchased one of Marianne’s winter candles at the
Solo Craft Fair last year, where they were both trading. April then got in touch to develop a
limited edition candle range that would sit well with her 20 Seventh Letter’s core range and
both creative minds worked together to choose the designs and scents.

Both candles are made with 100% natural, plant-based soy wax, eco-friendly cotton wick
and high-quality fragrance oils which guarantee a strong scent throw throughout the burn
time of 40 hrs. Both candles are vegan and shipped in biodegradable, recycled packaging.

Available to buy at:

April from 20 Seventh Letter is a member of Urban Makers Perks 

Meet the maker – Finesse Knits

Maker: Ulla-Maija Cronin  /  From: London /  Craft: Knitwear Designer

Finesse Knits is a small designer knitwear business run by Ulla-Maija, designing and making knitwear and accessories from her home studio in England. Ulla-Maija learnt to hand knit and crochet from a very young age and is self-taught in machine knitting. She is passionate about designing unique, wearable knitwear and accessories and is influenced by her simple, minimalist and functional Scandinavian background. Ulla-Maija is inspired by everything around her and she translates her ideas into knitted shapes and patterns using carefully sourced, quality, British lambswool. All of her work is created on a hand-powered knitting machine and is finished by hand.

Ulla-Marina is committed to quality, value and sustainability and she achieves this by combining traditional craft and natural fibres to complement modern, contemporary living.

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Meet the Maker – Blasta Henriet

Maker: Lo Blasta  /  From: London /  Craft: Wheat bag designer

Hello! We make natural hot and cold packs in beautiful and durable linen.

Besides keeping you warm and cosy our Wheat Bag and Eye Pillow can relieve muscle tension, reduce stiffness in joints, soothe cramps and alleviate pain.

The wheat grain filling gently shapes around any aching part of your body, offering targeted pain relief. Heat in the microwave or oven for warmth, or cool in the freezer.

Founded by Lo Blästa who drew inspiration from her upbringing in Sweden and the natural remedies of her childhood when creating the first set of wheat bags for Blästa Henriët.

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About Lo Blasta 
Lo Blästa Henriët has a background in textile design and print and grew up in Sweden with artistic parents, many siblings and much love. She is based in London and work from her studio in Kennington to create useful and beautiful objects made from natural materials. Lo founded Blästa Henriët in 2017.



Bringing handmade back to Old Spitalfields Market

We are thrilled to be invited to curate a makers market at Old Spitalfields Market on alternate weekends  from September 8th until November 18th.

See Saturday Line- up here 

There will be 28 designer makers each day selling  everything from jewellery, clothing for adults and hip kids, accessories, skin care, ceramics, homeware and so much more.

See Sunday Line-up here 

You will find us at Old Spitalfields Market on these dates.

Saturday  8th and Sunday 9th
Saturday  22nd  and Sunday 23rd

Saturday  6th and Sunday 7th
Saturday 20th

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th

We will share the line-up for the following weekends soon.


Succulent Arrangement Workshop with Rosette Room

Succulent Arrangement workshop with Rosette Room 

Join Rosette Room for a fun Sunday morning workshop at Old Spitalfields Market, where you will learn how to make beautiful succulent arrangments. We will start with a brief intro all about succulents, their care and how to arrange them, and then we’ll all get our hands dirty making our own arrangments!

Sunday 9 September 2018 
10 – 11.45am


Old Spitalfields Market Bar and Bottle Shop
107A Commercial Street
E1 6BG


The workshop will provide everything needed to create your arrangement, including: a stylish and eco-friendly cork planter, soil, fresh and healthy succulents and cacti, and everything you’ll need for aftercare to ensure your arrangment thrives for the long term.


This workshop is designed to be fun for all ages.

About Rosette Room 

Rosette Room was created out of a passion for succulents, sustainable design and spreading joy.

Our founder grew up with a love of gardening and cultivating the earth; however, a busy schedule and city living seemed to constantly interfere with the care and upkeep required for most houseplants and cut floral arrangements.  Thus a love of succulents was born!

At Rosette Room, we hand select each succulent and individually plant every arrangement to ensure the best quality and level of design.  We also provide simple care instructions and tools to make it easy for you to enjoy your Rosette for the long term.


Meet the Maker – Francis + Louise

Maker: Kerri O’Brien /  From: London /  Craft: Accessories Designer

Francis + Louise is a contemporary luxury accessories brand, born out of an obsession with print, colour and pattern and their unique ability to express a mood or feeling.


Our passion for print and colour is at the forefront of our collections with each piece playfully imagined with a sophisticated edge.


Kerri will be trading with Urban Makers in November at Old Spitalfields Market and is a member of Urban Makers Perks


Collage workshop – FROM FASHION TO PROTEST

We are pleased to announce our first workshop at Old Spitalfields Market.

Collage workshop with  Naomi Vona  
September 8 2018
10 – 11.45am

Old Spitalfields Market Bar and Bottle Shop
107A Commercial Street
E1 6BG


What happens when we turn the purpose of a fashion advertising image into a more deep and meaningful message? During the event we will explore the infinite possibilities in doodling over a magazine page using eye catchy decorations, but we will not stop at it.

The idea is to give to the picture a new message and switching it into a fun, humorous or more personal and powerful protest message.
The artist Naomi Vona will lead the workshop offering guidance and knowledge of her processes and techniques for manipulating images.
All materials provided, but we encourage you to bring your own magazines to customise as well.
About Naomi
Naomi Vona  is an Italian artist that lives in London. Her works combines different interests like photography, collages and video art.
Urban Makers will be bringing handmade back to Old Spitalfields Market  from September 8th 2018. One of the oldest markets in London, with a rich history, we feel privileged to be hosting a makers market on alternate weekends until November 18th. With a footfall of over 25 000 people per day on the weekends, we look forward to showcasing an array of unique handmade products and makers. Applications are open now.