THE URBAN CRAFT STARS
CARNABY STREET, LONDON’S FIRST CRAFT POP UP SHOP
FLOCK & ROCK
This Saturday (9th August 2008) the craft movement hits London’s West End for the first time. Kingly Court, Carnaby Street will be hosting a showcase of British designer-makers who will be displaying and selling their own, hand-crafted and vintage-inspired designs in the Urban Craft Stars pop-up shop.
The Urban Craft Stars will be popping up for a limited period only (9TH-till 31st August) but most the designers are also available through online craft hub etsy – where they met and the idea was first seeded by organiser and littlechook founder the wonderful Karin Duguid – or through their own websites (listed below).
Everything from furniture recycled from old tube maps to organic printed kid’s tee shirts, funky hand-knitted scarves, hand embroidered illustration, photography and pretty leather purses will be available to buy at competitive prices.
Carnaby Street is best known for swinging sixties fashion but Kingly Court just off the main thoroughfare has been cultivating smaller labels and vintage boutiques for over 10 years and now hosts some of the best original design talent in London.
Urban Craft Stars, 1.4 Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1
The shop is open daily from 11am – 7pm, Monday to Sunday
See www.carnaby.co.uk for further directions