Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market
March saw the return of Chatsworth Road Market and with it came the Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market, a small market just off the main stretch, I caught up with Jane Egginton to find out more.
What is Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market?
Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market sells good quality goods that are either handmade or vintage. We have a very impressive roll call of local traders, selling vintage ceramics, cushion covers and clothes, handmade crafts, jewellery and homemade food.
Why did you start it?
There are lots of markets around and I wanted to offer one that was focused just on handmade and vintage goods. The idea was also to offer an alternative to the rather bureaucratic process of setting up a market stall by making the process quite simple. I try to support and nurture my stallholders and they all help each other.
How is it different from Chatsworth Road Market?
It is separate from Chatsworth Road street market, taking place in the courtyard behind the independent bookshop, the Bookbox, as well as on the pavement outside, at 53 Chatsworth Road on the corner of Glenarm and Chatsworth Roads.
Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market sells only homemade and vintage goods. Stallholders don’t have to register or to commit themselves week after week. I promote my individual stallholders as much as I promote the market itself – well, they are the market.
Tell us a bit about the stalls and stallholders
The stalls are a mix of jewellery, homeware, clothes, food and textiles, all high quality… The stallholders really are special, here is some information about some of them…
There is Hazel Thomson, an architect during the week, who designs and makes her own sought after range of funky laser cut plywood and acrylic jewellery.
Adam Cobbold sells exquisite, original handmade cushion covers, using vintage fabrics given to him by his late mother, as well as textiles from Morocco, Iran, Cambodia and India.
Hannah in the house is a celebration of craft and design, offering beautiful ceramics and crocheted and knitted creations for you and your home.
Evi sells delicious traditional Greek food such as Cretan courgette pie (kolokithopita), spinach pie (spanakopita), moussaka and Greek cakes that she makes herself using only fresh and quality ingredients.
I live in Hackney, and it’s my favourite place in the world, which is saying something as I am a travel writer. See my blog about why I love it so much. It had to be Hackney!
How often is the market?
Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market takes place at the same time as Chatsworth Road Market on Sundays (currently every fortnight – next one on April 3rd, but soon to go weekly).
Anything else you want to add
Each market, Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market and the Book Box donate a free stall to a good cause. Last week it was the inspirational children’s home, Akany Avoko
For more information or for a stall, contact: Jane [at] hackneyhome.co.uk 07956 934 768
Photos by Jane Egginton and Kirsty McQuire