Brixton gift shop Diverse showcases local makers and artists

Diverse window display showcasing makers
Diverse window display showcasing makers from last year

The Diverse gift shop on Coldharbour Lane is once again partnering with Makerhood for the festive gift season. The showcase of local makers launches 1 December (today) and runs until the end of December.

This year Lambeth-based designer-makers will be showing a mix of handmade jewellery, art, homeware, accessories and childrenswear.

Knitted gloves from Prilly Lewis a Lambeth maker
Machine knitter Prilly Lewis

The Showcase, now in its sixth year, is a collaboration between Diverse and Makerhood, a local organisation which connects, develops and promotes the work of, local artists and makers.

Drop into Diverse in December and find unique handmade Christmas gifts, and support your local businesses.

Diverse is at 380 Coldharbour Lane SW9 8LF.

Makerhood was set up in 2010 by two Brixton-based friends who were looking for locally-made Christmas gifts, Makerhood now provides a platform for over 100 local artists and designers. Find out more about Makerhood here

Taking part this year are:

Machine knitter and felt maker Prilly Lewis designs and makes beautiful clothing, home ware and accessories.

Artist and maker Gabriela Szulman creates pictures, greeting cards, jewellery and decorative objects with images inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of everything vintage.

Cecilia Washburn is a textile designer and illustrator who studied fashion design, specialising in printed textiles.

Snezana Nikolic of Y Kairos tailors beautiful clothes for children that she sells at craft markets and by working to private commission.

Annie Crimp mosaic artist and jeweller

Annie Crimp is a mosaic artist, making mosaics for the home and garden. She loves to upcycle and uses all manner of materials, from car windscreen glass to broken. She also has a jewellery range which she makes using old damaged vintage china.

Miri Shalom came across gorgeous druzy crystals in 2015 and was instantly enamoured by their raw beauty and the fact that each crystal was unique in its shape and size. Collections feature crystals, hand-crochet, tassles and intricate bead work.

Amy Rose Tucker of A.R.T Designs has been hand making personalised and bespoke frames since 2011. All frames are handmade to the highest quality, using sustainable materials.

“Reuse, remake, relove” is the motto of Kim Winter of Flextiles. Her interest in sustainability led her to start upcycling, creating one-off pieces by buying items from charity shops and overdyeing with indigo using resist dyeing techniques.