So recently I was asked by the lovely folk at The Pigeonhole if I wanted to set up a stall at their flea market on the 13th of March. I’m guessing it’s because I’ve been tweeting Instagram photos of the little plush dolls that I’ve been making for my sister and my friends.
What is the flea market about? Here’s the brief from the info pack they gave me:
“Sunday Eclectica is a permanent fortnightly series of flea markets at the Pigeonhole promoting local DIY arts and crafts and local independent fine art. Sunday Eclectica warmly welcomes seamstresses, artisans, craftsmen, jewelers, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, and artists in general.”
Sweeeeet. Sounds like the kind of place to find amazing handmade trinkets and collectibles. I like it already!
The low-down: there are 17 little stalls available to rent on the premises of The Pigeonhole.The flea market runs from 2PM to 8PM, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. And the rents are fairly reasonable, too, the cost of one slightly fancy dinner. If you are a craftsy/artsy sort of person (and I know there are folks who read this that are!) and you have stuff you’d like to sell, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And of course, if you’re like me and have an interest in crafts, then the inaugural flea market on the 13th of March is THE thing to check out. Sunday Eclectica even has a tumblr— go on, follow them, you know you want to!
As for me, I don’t think I’ll be selling plushes at the market anytime soon. Aside from being really ugly, they take too much time to make. Unless I just bring two and sell them for thirty dollars each, or something. I doubt anyone would pay for that! I am, however, looking into making t-shirts. Maybe I’ll bring some t-shirts to sell further down the line!
ABOUT THE PIGEONHOLE
The Pigeonhole (52 & 53 Duxton Road) is a book cafe & dynamic arts space promoting local NGOs, music, film, fine arts and performing arts.
The Pigeonhole boasts a diverse variety of old, second-hand and rare books on topics ranging from religion to popular culture to botany to politics. Apart from an eclectic array of exciting arts programmes devoted to local independent art and music, the Pigeonhole also serves aromatic espresso, tasty gourmet sandwiches and salads and a globetrotting range of whiskies, wines, ciders and lagers. The Pigeonhole is proud and honoured to support the good work of local homegrown NGOs and non-profit organizations.