DEDICATED- Stall Holders


This Saturday sees the first ever DEDICATED Fashion Show coming to Nottingham’s Lace Market. Aongside the Catwalk and bands, Curiosity Haus will be hosting an outdoor fair with a number of stalls. Here you will be able to pick up more info on the Catwalk designers and reserve or purchase catwalk items as well as the opportunity to buy from some of Nottingham’s best designer makers.



From Top Row: Katrine Brosnan, Loree Bologna, Amy Blackwell

Designer Makers include: Amy Blackwell, Rhea Clements, Hello Sunshine, Katrine Brosnan, J.C.Middlebrook, Loree Bologna, Raccoon Press and Hand Clothing, all be selling their fantastic wares at the event.



From Top Row: Raccoon Press, J.C.Middlebrook, Rhea Clements

The Stalls will be open from 6.30-10.30pm so get down early and treat yourself!

See our previous post for a full line up of Fashion Designers showing their collections on the catwalk including big retail names Pretty Green and Doctor Martins sharing the stage with up and coming independent labels as well as a showcase from some of Nottingham’s top vintage shops. Alongside the Catwalk show will be live music from some excellent bands, Just James, I am Lono & Tray Electric, and DJs Stiff Kittens.


Home Tweet Home handmade Necklace by Hello Sunshine at Curiosity Haus Hello Sunshine by Jo Want Birds Necklace Hello Sunshine by Jo Want Handmade Birds earrings at curiosity haus

Hello Sunshine Wooden and Acrylic Jewellery


DEDICATED FASHION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 6.30pm ON SATURDAY 2nd MARCH
AT CQ Hub, 8 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 2LH


All proceeds go to Nottingham charity Framework.

This is not one to miss! Tickets available online or on the door. Can’t wait to see you there!

C.H. xx

See Also: Dedicated Fashion, Dedicated Designer Line Up.

DEDICATED: Designer Line Up


The exclusive preview you have all been waiting for: A little more about just some of the amazing designers who will be stunning you when their collections hit the catwalk THIS SATURDAY 2ND MARCH at DEDICATED FASHION!


Our line up includes big retail names Pretty Green and Doctor Martins sharing the stage with up and coming independent labels as well as a showcase from some of Nottingham’s top vintage shops. This post will give you the background from some of our independent designers that you can look forward to seeing on the night.

SPARKLE KITTEN: Founded in 2011, SparkleKitten design and make unique leather, feather. floral and bejewelled headdresses, accessories and jewellery. Each piece is unique and custom made by hand from widely sourced new, upcycled and recycled materials. SparkleKitten currently sells internationally online and also accepts bespoke commissions.

HOWL at the Sun design and print unique T-shirts & Sweaters from their Nottingham studio situated within a collective of artists. HOWL only print limited runs of each design and aim to provide a unique and fresh angle on fashion. Their first and current collection of designs are Influenced by dreams & the subconscious resulting in bold and surreal prints available as unisex T-shirts & sweaters in all sizes.


GUARDEN: The work of Guarden is based on anything diverse and out of the ordinary and normally escalates from a certain idea. It can be portrayed through garments as well as Illustrations and fashion accessories. The upcoming spring/summer collection is called SUSHI S/S 13. Fresh cut garments with bold pastel colours based on the Japanese delicacy mainly because of the designer’s love of Japan and eating! GUARDEN is about guarding your body with beautiful garments how you see fit and the little adventure behind that.

TRUTH CLOTHING is mainly influenced by the Truth Movement, politics, spirituality and environmental issues. Truth was initially set up to get people questioning things instead of absorbing controlled media. They draw and cut their stencils by hand, as well as dying and printing by hand.


MERRIMAKING: A wardrobe full of playful ideas. Founded in 2009 as a means to fund fun. Now one of the better-known independent fashion labels on the UK festival scene. Best known for our animal hoods, Merrimaking also make ‘long sleeve sweatshirts’, cloud jumpers with [actual] silver linings and other playful pieces.

FEROX: Brought together through a love of animal prints and hatred for the real fur industry, the Ferox collection focuses on bold statement pieces, consisting of girls hood dresses and shrug hoodies, and hoodies and tshirts for the boys.


M:R is a new Fashion label that focuses on quality, innovative and alternative clothing for the individual with a strong sense of it’s heritage and passion for a British identity. It’s aspirations are to create a recognition which you can rely upon for a unique, quality style.

COW is an affordable vintage clothing and accessories retailer, selling handpicked items that are sourced from around the world. Currently situated in four Cities – Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, and Nottingham, with each store offering an individual take on vintage accessories and apparel. Cow want your look to be as unique as we are, which is why COW is proud to offer an eclectic shopping experience for everyone.


HAND was established in 2012 with the idea of creating a small but beautifully formed clothing boutique that specialises in bespoke, individual and limited edition fashion items. Something special and unique that is created to give you the same feeling. Charlotte Calpin graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA(hons) in Fashion Design and a PGC in creative pattern cutting. She uses both classic and modern creative cutting techniques to produce contemporary shapes within her garments. Hand is made for the woman that craves the unique. Hand clothing represents a clean contemporary silhouette with an alternative edge. Hand only creates a limited number of each garment so you won’t look like a carbon copy or ever be in the same clothes as anyone else in the room. All garments are handmade in the U.K

LANA SIBERIE specialises in handmade knitwear and crochet womenswear and accessories, producing an exclusive capsule collection of handmade evening wear garments. Their Crochet wedding dress recently made it into a photo shoot with Faberge jewellery in the Huffington Post.

The full list of designers will walk as follows:

1st Catwalk: 7.45pm

White rose
Past and Present
Truth Clothing
Howl
Ferox Clothing
Merrimaking
Wild
Flip Flop and Fangs
Cow

2nd Catwalk: 9.35pm

Frock
Sparkle Kitten
Guarden
Lana Siberie
Eternal Spirits
M:R
Hand
Doctor Martins
Pretty Green

With footwear kindly provided by Peter Bullock Footwear and Doctor Martins.

Dedicated Fashion will take place from 6.30 pm on Saturday 2nd March
AT CQ Hub, 8 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 2LH


All proceeds go to Nottingham charity Framework.

This is not one to miss! Tickets available online or on the door. Can’t wait to see you there!

C.H. xx

See Also: Dedicated Fashion, Dedicated Stall Holders.



DEDICATED FASHION- SATURDAY 2ND MARCH


Now only a week away, Dedicated Fashion is going to be a huge night for Nottingham’s creative scene. Taking place at the Creative Quarter, in the fashionable setting of Nottingham’s Lace Market, the night’s main attraction will be a fashion show featuring clothes and accessories from local designers:

Eternal Spirits, Hand Clothing, Guarden, Lana Siberie, Sparkle Kitten, Merrimaking, M:R Concept, Ferox, Flip Flop & Fangs, Truth clothing, Peter Bullock, Pariah Messiah & Howl, in addition to collections from local vintage & charity stores, Wild Clothing, Cow, White Rose, Past & Present and national brands Doc Martens & Pretty Green!

On the night there will be an outdoor market hosted by Curiosity Haus where local designers will be selling their latest collections giving attendees the chance to purchase & reserve new and limited edition items.

Running late into the night there will be live music from some of Nottingham’s most up and coming live bands, Just James, I am Lono & Tray Electric, and DJs including Stiff Kittens & Staff from The Music Exchange making this event not only an arts & fashion charity fundraiser but also a not to be missed date in the Nottingham social calendar.


The first in an ongoing series of new and exciting events raising money for various charities in Nottingham, Dedicated Fashion will not soon be forgotten. The event will present a cutting edge video mapping projections showcase and an artistic, custom made catwalk, both unique to Dedicated Fashion. The art director for Dedicated’s launch event is Joe Barcham, who has worked on music videos by Sterophonics, Baby Godzilla, Practical Lovers and on such films as Bronson, Bunny and the Bull and Unmade Beds, and who has generously offered his services free of charge in support of Dedicated.

ALL proceeds from Dedicated Fashion will go to Framework, a charity who work hard to get the homeless off the streets and provide them with the resources they need for a brighter future.

Don’t miss your chance to get your tickets, as places are limited to 100 and going fast! See you there!

Venue:
CQ Hub
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 2LH

You can join our event and invite your friends on Facebook too!


C.H. xx

See the line up below:

See Also: Dedicated Designer Line Up, Dedicated Stall Holders.

March 2013: New Event! Applications Now Open



DEDICATED

Dedicated Fashion: On 2nd March Curiosity Haus will be hosting a limited number of stalls for fashion and fashion accessory designers as part of a brand new event. Teaming up with I’m not from London and Notts about Music, this will be the first in a ongoing series of new and exciting events raising money for various charities in Nottingham.


Dedicated Fashion will take place at I’m Not From London’s headquarters (CQ Hub) on 8 Stoney Street in the fashionable setting of the Lace Market. The event will showcase the city’s hottest fashion, arts, crafts and musical talents. All proceeds from Dedicated will go to Framework, a charity who work hard to get the homeless off the streets and provide them with the resources they need for a brighter future.

The event’s main attraction will be a fashion show featuring clothes and accessories from local designers as well as a selection of top end high street names on a custom made catwalk, unique to Dedicated. Designer pieces will be worn by a mixture of professional models, Nottingham Trent University fashion students and big names from the local music scene. Our out door fair will be held under marquees hosting a handful of carefully selected Nottingham based designers and artists who will present and sell their latest lines giving attendees the chance to purchase new and limited edition items.

Running late into the night there will be live music from some of Nottingham’s most up and coming live bands, Just James, I am Lono & Tray Electric, and DJs including Stiff Kittens making the occasion not only an arts & fashion charity fundraiser but also a not to be missed date in the Nottingham social calendar.

Applications are now open, please apply using our online application form.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Event Date: Saturday 2nd March 2013
Deadline for Applications: Sunday 3rd Feb 2013
Stall Fees: £20 (With Table provided)
£15 (Without Table provided)
(all proceeds go to Nottingham Charity, Framework).

APPLY ONLINE

For more information please get in touch.
CH

Happy New Year!



A very Happy New Yea to all our sellers and customers! Here’s hoping 2013 will be creative and curious for you all!

You may have seen a slight new look for Curiosity Haus over on our facebook page before Christmas. I’ll be rolling some small changes into the website over the next little while- do let me know what you think of the new logo!

C.H. xx


A Pretty Dandy Flea for Christmas!


THIS SATURDAY once again, I will be holding a stall at this lovely event in Nottingham city centre.

Curiosity haus at the Pretty Dandy Flea Nottingham

Come and experience the relaxed, friendly Pretty Dandy Flea on the 24th November 2012.

I will be there with a fine selection of Curiosity Haus wares alongside over 20 stalls – a vibrant mix of artists prints, vintage curios, handmade cushions, records, printed lampshades, unusual gifts and more. Plus a crafty activity stall being run in aid of the Stroke Association.

Alongside the Flea traders there will be DJs from Nottingham record label Hello Thor providing a cool soundtrack & record stall and (really amazing) homemade cakes and treats from The Pop-Up Sandwich Kitchen.

This fabulous flea market taking place on 24th November in Nottingham is bringing together an eclectic mix of homewares and interiors products, inspired by the Brooklyn Flea, NYC. Ideal for doing your Christmas shopping in plenty of time and with plenty of choice of lovely stuff.

The Flea will house an exciting range of new designers, artists, vintage sellers and curiosity hoarders. There will be stalls covering a wide selection of interiors products, from hand-printed linens to architectural salvage, art prints and vintage bric a brac

…and of course Curiosity Haus, so please come and say hello!



Where? The Pretty Dandy Flea will be at the Congregational Church (near Weavers Wine Merchants and M&S) on Castle Gate, Nottingham.

Looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow from 10.30-6pm. :)

C.H. xx


Pretty Dandy Flea- Saturday 29th September


It has been a little while since I’ve ventured out of the internet and into the real world with Curiosity Haus, but THIS SATURDAY I will be holding a stall at this new one off event in Nottingham city centre.

Curiosity haus at the Pretty Dandy Flea Nottingham

As well as an array of fabulous stalls selling all sorts of homewares, cards and prints, Nottingham record label Hello Thor will be providing a vintage soundtrack & record stall. Artists FourBeatWalk will be running a “print your own art” stall and homemade cakes and treats will be there to tempt us all from The Pop-Up Sandwich Kitchen.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the unique handmade items that I have been packing up ready for tomorrow. All our beautiful and quirky gifts will be on sale at the Curiosity Haus Stall, so please do come along and find us!


Gemma Latimer Illustration at Curiosity Haus Anna Wiscombe at Curiosity Haus
Emily Rowley beard brooch at Curiosity Haus Katie Viggers Eight Bear Z is for Zebra Print at Curiosity Haus


Where? The Pretty Dandy Flea will be at the Congregational Church (near Weavers Wine Merchants and M&S) on Castle Gate, Nottingham.

Looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow from 10.30-5.30pm. :)

C.H. xx


Top 5 Festival Tips


So festival season has already begun! I love festivals!! So I thought I would put together my top 5 Handmade Must-Have Festival Accessories from the Curiosity Haus Shop.

A few weeks ago I braved the rain and went along to Download festival. Download is not really a hot spot for craft spotting, but the music was great! Black Sabbath headlining Sunday Night was a top highlight for me. They have always been one of my favourite bands; as anyone who ever visited the very first Curiosity Haus Website might remember! (you may want to turn down your volume if you are in a public place!)

Curiosity Haus Festival Top Tips:


Handmade felt button brooch, corsage

Felt Button Brooch


1. Make it easy for someone to find you – wear a flower in your hat!
It is easy to get lost in the crowds get you friends to wear something noticeable so you can spot each other across the crowds! Try attaching a beautiful handmade brooch to your hat, your hair band, or your bag. I recommend these round felt button brooches by fuzz bucket.


Hand Stamped Cool Compact Mirror / Pocket Mirror

Hand Stamped Pocket Mirror




2. Pocket Mirror
A compact mirror is a top necessity – don’t forget it or you’ll regret it! This cool pocket mirror is perfect for popping in your bag and also makes a great yet cheap handmade gift under £5!


Handmade hair accessories- music hair clips

Vintage Bronze Hairpins




3. Hair Clips
WInd and rain is almost guaranteed at british festivals, but you can hide away messy hair and tame your mane with these pretty music themed handmade hair accessories.



Recycled Paintbrush Handmade Necklace

Paint Brush Necklace




4. Accessorise – Stand out from the crowd!
We have lots of unusual fashion accessories- try some quirky earrings or a feature necklace like these amazing recycled paint brush handmade necklaces by Zinc White.





Leather Handmade Brooches

Cow Brooches

5. Save the Cows!
Show your respect to those poor cows who have been made homeless for the week to accommodate your festival fun by wearing this amazing piece of quirky jewellery! Could we start a campaign to help those homeless cows? Should we make these amazing leather brooches the official pin? Could we?
Guaranteed to get you some star attention! Handmade Leather cow brooch by Alison Peacock Leather Artist.




You can see all of our amazing handmade accessories in the Curiosity Haus online craft shop, selling a range of handcrafted jewellery and accessories from british designers.

Enjoy your festivals responsibly and spare a thought for the cows! ;)
CH xx


An Illustrated Path- Christmas Indie Market Sellers Part 4


Come along to Bunkers Hill THIS Saturday 17th December and weave your way through the illustrated path of designer makers selling their beautiful printed and textile treats. Shop with this talented bunch for some seasonal treats or excellent Christmas Presents accompanied by some great live music and mulled wine and mince pies if you fancy!


Kate Broughton Fox Christmas card Christmas wrapping set Illustration at Curiosity Haus Craft and Design Fair Kate Broughton English garden Birds Illustration Colour Print at Curiosity Haus Craft and Design Fair Kate Broughton Christmas Robin Felt Brooch Illustration at Curiosity Haus Craft and Design Fair


KATE BROUGHTON
Kate, is a designer/maker based in Nottingham, with a love of wildlife which is a prevailing influence on her work. She makes a range of products including cards, bags, accessories, stationery and art prints from her beautiful illustrations as well as handmade felt animal brooches. Largely based on nature and wildlife, the most recent additions to Kate’s range are temporary tattoos and nail transfers of her illustrations.
Kate has recently had her British Garden Birds Print featured on Channel 4 Homes and Folksy’s top 10 best Craft Buys. So make sure you come along to catch this celebrity in real life! ;)


anna treliving textiles blue fabric collage bird picture at curiosity haus craft and design market anna treliving textiles handmade cards and brooches at curiosity haus craft and design market anna treliving textiles handmade purple fabric corsage brooch at curiosity haus craft and design market


ANNA TRELIVING TEXTILES
A range of beautiful handmade goodies including brooches hairclips, pictures & greeting cards, all made with love from vintage and recycled fabrics.,
Anna’s love of fabric began whilst studying Fashion and Dressmaking.

“Hugely inspired by pattern and all things textile, my home is full of fabrics, old and new, and I love sharing them with others in the things that I make.”


katrine Brosnan Merry Cliff-mas Card at Curiosity haus craft and design fair katrine Brosnan fabulous brooch at Curiosity haus craft and design fair katrine Brosnan Turkey screen print Curiosity haus craft and design fair


KATRINE BROSNAN
Katrine is an illustrator who loves printmaking based in Nottingham. Since studying fine art at university, she has explored her love of creating simple line drawing illustrations. She turns these into screen-prints and sometimes lino-cuts. All designs are handprinted onto cards, textiles and more recently a range of ceramic mugs and handmade brooches. On Saturday you can shop for her hand screen-printed wooden brooches with a selection of doodles and drawings; her ceramic mugs ‘Nice, lovely, elegant, dainty mug collection’ including illustrations of fancy teacups , George Orwell and Jean Luc-Picard quotes; Prints ; Tote bags and Cards including her famous ‘Merry Cliffmas’ Cards for a bit of festive bling!


Lana's Cards and Crafts at Curiosity Haus Indie market Christmas Fair Lana's Cards and Crafts at Curiosity Haus Indie market Christmas Fair Lana's Cards and Crafts at Curiosity Haus Indie market Christmas Fair


LANA’S CARDS AND CRAFTS
Lana loves patterned paper and fabric and is never far away from a pair of scissors, her camera and her sewing machine- and we are delighted about that, as with those few tools, she creates a fantastic range of handmade items such as greetings cards, cushions, handbags, noticeboards, bunting, peg bags, door stops, aprons and wall art on canvas. Lana will also have some Christmas specials such as advent calendars, gift bags, gift tags, hot water bottles, card hangers and festive decorations especially for the fair at Bunkers Hill this Saturday…the perfect help with your Christmas Shopping!

To catch up on all the sellers you can see on Saturday at Bunkers Hill visit our series of Blog posts to tease you with more crafty goodness! Please make sure to ‘Like’ Curiosity Haus on facebook to be the first to hear about the amazing line up of musicians also joining us this Saturday!

See you there!
C.H. xx

Waste not Want not! Upcycled Luxury at the Indie Market sellers Part 3


We all know it’s important to recycle… but there are not many doing it with as much style and class as these clever sellers who will be joining us on Saturday 17th December for our Indie Craft and Design Market at Bunkers Hill.


Katie Stainer Contemporary Papercraft upcycled necklace at Curiosity haus Katie Stainer Contemporary Papercraft upcycled necklace at Curiosity haus Katie Stainer Contemporary Papercrafts upcycled recycled jewellery at Curiosity haus


KATIE STAINER
Katie makes unique origami jewellery and home accessories using recycled and reclaimed books. She will be joining us on the 17th with her stunning range of necklaces, brooches, earrings, sculptures and framed ephemera and collages. New ranges include vintage-style jewellery using found materials and paper. She also sells a range of handmade/hand printed cards, gift bows, upcycled envelopes and postcards. Through experimentation with paper techniques and effects she has created a range of bespoke recycled accessories, reinventing the role of paper in the modern age.


Tim Machin upcycled vintage silver tong bracelet at curiosity haus Tim Machin upcycled vintage silver cuttlery EPNS ring at curiosity haus Tim Machin upcycled vintage silver cuttlery sugar tong bangle at curiosity haus


TOM MACHIN
Tom Machin is a jewellery and furniture designer whose work is always environmentally friendly, using materials normally regarded as ‘waste’. Using old silver cutlery, he transforms vintage silver spoons and forks into rings, bangles and other stylish jewellery.
His unusual jewellery is a real talking point- a unique piece of history has been upcycled and fashioned into the contemporary.
We are delighted Tom will be joining us with his upcycled range of handmade, wearable modern jewellery.


Rowan Beth wooden vintage scrabble tile jewellery cufflinks at curiosity haus Rowan Beth wooden vintage scrabble tile jewellery necklace at curiosity haus Rowan Beth wooden vintage scrabble tile jewellery necklaces at curiosity haus


ROWAN BETH
Rowan creates personal, unique, vintage style, recycled and original handmade jewellery.
She makes wooden vintage style Scrabble tile jewellery with a difference….No two are exactly the same She uses words, letters, photographs and pictures, to create beautiful necklaces earrings, brooches, keyrings or phone charms. Perfect as affordable handmade Christmas gifts.

oxfam boutique oxfam DIY at Curiosity Haus Craft and Design Indie Market Nottingham
OXFAM DIY
…And of course we will also have the wonderful Oxfam Boutique with a choice selection of Vintage gems for your perusal. Come and see what they are up to and buy some top quality vintage clothing with all proceeds going to Oxfam’s current projects.

oxfam boutique oxfam DIY at Curiosity Haus Craft and Design Indie Market Nottingham

So I hope to see you there at the Curiosity Haus Christmas Indie market Bunkers Hill next Saturday 17th December from 12-5pm with lots more amazing designers, excellent for Christmas shopping or a self induldgent treat!! Mince pies, mulled wine and live music brought to you by Notts about music. See our previous blog posts for more seller information! We love supporting independent designers with events like these, and it’s all down to you, our customers, so please help us spread the word of this event by inviting your friends, family and collegues!

Thanks, C.H.
xx

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