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Vestry House Museum Showcases Local Design Talent

Visitors to the Waltham Forest Council-run Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow can now purchase handmade gifts, accessories and prints from local designers.



As part of a new partnership with E17 Designers, the Museum shop will host a concession featuring a handpicked selection of jewellery, greeting cards, illustrations, maps, candles and more, all made by talented local craftspeople.



Designers taking part include:




  • Malcolm Morris: jewellery in silver, gold, precious stones and diamonds

  • Hennie Haworth:  illustrated buildings from around Walthamstow

  • Rose Richardson: hand drawn maps of Walthamstow and London

  • Alex Garnett: jewellery made from porcelain

  • Vintage Playing Cards: greeting cards, frames and gifts made from original vintage games

  • Faith Tavender: hand crafted jewellery using sterling silver and 22ct gold plate

  • Karin Åkesson: Illustrative prints and homewares

  • Simple Candle Company: home-made candles made from 100% natural soy wax

  • Mirienna: jewellery made from a variety of materials, mostly acrylic, wood and brass with added sequins

  • Stork to Swan: prints and greeting cards for children big and small, and a new collection of hand printed designs

  • Mika Bon Bon:  unique accessories with a sense of fun and “a sprinkling of Manga inspired strangeness”



All proceeds from the E17 Designers concession will support the upkeep of the Museum’s collections.



Leader of Waltham Forest Council Chris Robbins said:“It’s great to see Vestry House Museum team up with the very talented E17 Designers. The Museum is at the heart of the community so it makes perfect sense for it to support local talent. Now visitors can buy high quality, handmade gifts direct from the makers while supporting this much loved museum.”




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