Sunday, 4 September 2011

The Ingrave Market

Today I went to visit the lovely Claire Mackaness (@clairemackaness) at the Ingrave market in Brentwood (@ingravemarket).

The market is held every first Sunday of the month at the Knights Way community centre from 9:30 to 12:30.

Claire started the market in 2009 to help support the local community. This Market allows local residents to come and sell their crafts and local produce to those from the local and surrounding areas.

Claire Makes and sells her brooches, cushions, teabag pouches and headbands.

Mum and Me Jam Co. Run by Claire and her mum Christine produce all of their own homemade jam and preserves are sourced either from hedge rows and trees or local growers. They also package their products in reclaimed materials, how much greener can you get!

Kirsty Halsey (@kirstyhalsey) is the founder of The Little Black Cat jewellery hand makes every piece on her stand. Her love of jewellery making started with a childhood fascination with gem stones, and it shows with the beautiful items that she creates.

Finally I cam across Mitbits. Sue Lough who is the founder of Mitbits has a shop on Folksy and a Facebook page. Sue makes Monkeys out of Socks, Felt cupcake pincushions and glasses cases.

This a fantastic place to visit if you want to buy local and meet people from from the community that have real talent!

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