Sunday, 8 August 2010

Introducing... The Summertime Hop Vendors - Glasgow!

With just under 2 weeks until The Summertime Hop and Made in the Shade's final Glasgow fling under its current guise, we thought it about time we unveiled this season's wonderful vendor line-up! Get a loada this!

1. Much Too Fun

Creators of everyone's favourite Scottish Slang jewellery collection, Bonnie Bling, set up shop at The Summertime Hop. These ladies all but sold out of their fabulous 'Och' brooches and 'Peely Wally' necklaces last time round, so y'all best visit their stall fast! The ladies are also launching their all-new collaborative project with creative chum Emily Moir on 21st August :) We're proud to help 'em celebrate their union!

2. Morag Macpherson Textiles

Previously known as 'Global Guru', textile designer Morag Macpherson offers a selection of luxurious handmade wearables and homewares inspired by the palettes and textures of far flung places!

3. Gillian Kyle

Gillian Kyle designs and makes fabulous, accessible products with lasting appeal. By incorporating edible icons of the Scottish larder (Irn Bru, Tunnock's Tea Cakes, Mother's Pride, Creamola Foam) Gillian's textile gifts spark a wonderful nostalgia - and look just swell!

4. Canary Yellow

New jewellery label Canary Yellow is already making a mark on the indie craft & design scene. Jeweller and silversmith Jennifer Nicolson creates delicate, whimsical wearables inspired by nature and FUN!

5. Clare Nicolson

Made in the Shade gal Clare sets up shop at The Summertime Hop. You know those beautiful little lavender birds y'all love so much? Clare made those! She's also the creator of a whole collection of soft furnishings, homewares and stationery items. Be sure to drop by and see her brand new collection as it makes its Made in the Shade debut!

6. The Night Owl

Fast becoming a Made in the Shade favourite, designer maker Ellen Munro creates a range of handmade accessories and homewares all with a super-pretty, folksy flavour.

7. Magic Alice

Magic Alice aka jewellery and accessories maker Jennifer Field quite simply, makes pretty things! From button badges to fun rings and brooches - all of 'em pretty as a picture!

8. Emily Moir

Emily sets up shop with us to showcase her fabulous range of handmade wearables and homewares AND to launch a brand spanking new collection of work in collaboration with Much Too Fun. We cannot WAIT to see it!

9. Fantoosherie Fancies

According to jewellery and accessories maker Jennifer, fantoosherie is the new black. We'd be inclined to agree with her! Look out for upcycled fabrics and found objects in Jennifer's range of handmade wearables. We particularly love her textile necklaces!

10. Frajul

Knitwear designer Julie McConnachie joins us at Made in the Shade for a Summertime Hop double-take following her Made in the Shade debut in Edinburgh last month. Be sure to get acquainted with her growing range of colourful, quirky knitted accessories.

12. Hingmy by Flore

Hingmy by Flore offers Made in the Shade visitors a range of calico bags and badges, all made in textiles and inspired by the great Russian avant-garde artists.

13. Paleface

Paleface (Catherine Barthram) makes clothes and accessories using a combination of re-purposed, vintage and new materials. She designs and makes beautiful dresses, tops, jackets, corsages and purses amongst other things ;)

14. Wondrous Makes

Rosie reminds us of the loveliness of handstitching and the odd little thoughts that cross our minds! She presents her collection of cushions, bags, purses and odd little soft things inspired by real-life stories at Made in the Shade! Peas please! (You'll see).

15. Lindsay Grime

Did you see Lindsay's Home Sweet Home exhibit in our Tiny Gallery? Did you? This season at Made in the Shade Lindsay showcases a selection of illustrated ceramic earrings, brooches, fancy tiles, plates AND prints and illustrations. Giddy just thinking about it...

16. Libby Walker

Libby Walker is ALL about pattern, pattern pattern! This is her first foray into Made in the Shade land so be sure to offer a warm welcome. Peruse Libby's beautiful collection of bright fabric designs and prints. She makes 'em into fabulous notebooks, stationery, art and upholstery for upcycled furniture and much, much more :)

17. Miso Funky

Handmade gifts and homewares to funkify your life! Our very own subversive stitcher shows off her latest collection of upcycled treats and emo-broidery slogans - bold enough to make you blush!

18. Magic Alice

Crafty maker Jennifer Field offers up her latest range of handmade jewellery and accessory pieces to customers at The Springtime Jamboree :)

19. t-boo

Home of the ever-popular Scrabble piece charm bracelet, Tracey Burns offers a splendid array of vintage inspired, quirky and fun jewellery.

20. Lemonart

Jennifer Lemon is a textile artist who produces a variety of work. Whether you are in the market for a large-scale art piece for your home or work place or a unique necklace, Lemonart can meet your requirements. Love maps? Love Lemonart.

21. We Are The Robots

Visit the home of the pixelated pendant! We Are The Robots produce a fabulous collection of fun, quirky jewellery handmade from treasure and found objects.

22. La La Loop

Making a Made in the Shade debut this season is textile outift La La Loop. If you're looking to brighten your life with some fabulous knits - then, you're in for a treat!

23. Love Me Again

Attention vintage lovers! Love Me Again answers all your internal pleas of gorgeous vintage homewares, craft items, ephemera and accessories. 'Tis always worth spending time at Love Me Again. You never know what treasure you might find.

24. Bindyboo

Designer maker, Eva Gustavsson returns to Made In The Shade with her adorable range of handmade, handbound books and journals. A favourite.

25. Kabloom

Kabloom is a small product design firm based in Glasgow. These dudes specialise in eco-friendly, ethical, innovative products. Seedbom is a flippin' wonderful guerilla gardening product that we - quite simply - can't get enough of!

26. 61 Steps South

Darren Kabloom moonlights as one half of this new design project alongside photographer Susan Castillo. Together the pair make up 61 Steps South. The creative super-team launch the design label's first product, 'Treet' exclusively at Made in the Shade this season. Setting out to blur those lines between design & craft (hoorah!) 61 Steps South create decorative and functional products that are playful, classic and innovative!

27. Breagha

Designer maker Mairead Macaulay returns to Made in the Shade to showcase her latest collection of beautiful, contemporary bags and accessories made from luxurious tweed fabrics. A MITS favourite.

28. Florence Box Jewellery

Inspired by the treasure found in her relative's button box, jewellery crafter Sally Reid upcycles pretty objects and vintage fixins to create a delightful collection of wearables

29. Miss Lottie Lou

Totally immersed in vintage lifestyle in all aspects of her life, Charlotte Newell presents her collection of 1940s/1950s reproduction and vintage inspired clothing designs to the retro hungry Made in the Shade clientele!

30. Almost Vintage Clothing

Based upon an eco-friendly ethos, Almost Vintage Clothing specialise in pretty vintage, new and nearly new retro garments. Almost Vintage gals Mari & Ivanna will be showcasing a range of their current vintage line at Made in the Shade this season! More interested in style over label clout, look out for purty frocks and gorgeous prints and patterns!

31. Summer of Love

Samantha Kennedy is the textile designer behind craft outfit Summer of Love. With a penchant for vintage style, Samantha incorporates found objects and reclaimed fabrics and finishings into her designs. Summer of Love presents her range of accessories at Made in the Shade for the very first time :)

32. Elaine Eckford

Illustrator Elaine Eckford also makes her Made in the Shade debut at The Lighthouse this month. Mixing childlike aesthetic with darker undertones, Elaine's work is truly beguiling! She prints and cuts her own pieces and when she makes pretty little art books, she binds those herself too! Not to be bypassed.

33. Tarnish

We are pleased to welcome jewellery designer Erica Stahl to Made in the Shade! Based around floral and insect themes, Erica produces a beautiful range of earrings, cufflinks, necklaces and bracelets. When she's not metalsmithing, Erica also tinkers with textiles, producing a lovely assortment of wearables and items for the home.

34. Madness of Many

Whoopeee! One of our original Made in the Shaders, Kim Diamond, returns to the event for one last jaunt at The Lighthouse before we do the off! You remember Kim - she's the gal who makes the wonderful guilt-free taxidermy pieces, 'lil owls, textile robots and other fabulous creatures and creations!

35. Hot Tam-Ali Vintage

Stylish mamas Ali Moore and Tami Rex join us at The Lighthouse. We've been trying to get these ladies onto our vendor line-up for AGES! Specialising in 1940s and 1950s frocks, Hot Tam-Ali Vintage is definitely one 'lil booth to be visiting on your Made in the Shade shopping journey!

36. Flossy & Dossy

Made in the Shade favourite Wendy Harman (aka Flossy & Dossy) joins us for a final frock-off at The Lighthouse. Whoop! Wendy designs and makes a beautiful range of clothing all based around the styles and shapes of bygone eras. We're excited to see Wendy's latest offering too - mother and baby ranges! :) Can you believe it? How cute?!

37. YHF Photo

Everybody's favourite photoman, Garry Maclennan, sets up shop at Made in the Shade. Garry will be showcasing a new collection of work and quirky items for the home including fridge art, wood mounted retro interiors images and prints.

38. Lady Wurlitzer

Purveyor of fine lather (and Made in the Shade gal) Carrie Maclennan brings the soap show BACK to Made in the Shade for a final sudsy send off!

39. Inner Wild

We met Flora at one of our early Made in the Shade events at The Lighthouse in 2008. She presented me with the loveliest 'thank you' gift - a handknitted slug! He lives in my bookcase. We are thrilled to have Flora return to The Lighthouse with us.

40. Auntie M

Last, but certainly NOT least... We are thrilled to welcome Auntie M (of De Courcy's Arcade Cake Lounge fame) to The Summertime Hop! Super-baker Michelle Aaron will be offering up a tasty selection of sweet treats for y'all to nibble as you shop or to take home and enjoy later!

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