Luna Tattooing

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Native Makers

What a wonderful weekend!

Native Makers is a beautifully curated market of creatives who come together to showcase their work at the Royal William Yard, a rustic & soulful location in the heart of Plymouth, Devon.

This years summer market held over 2 days (22nd & 23rd June 2019) was not to be missed for some of the UK’s best independent makers & doers.

Working predominantly online to advertise & sell my artwork, it was great opportunity for some face to face interaction & networking with customers & other creatives. The community of creatives involved with Native Makers is wonderful and helpful, supporting each other in all sorts of ways. Whether is just a complement, advise or a simple discussion on idea for organising, marketing or making.

There were so many great artist with all sorts of makes from prints, jewellery to cloths with innovate & beautifully designed stalls.

Here are a few of my fave’s!

Kathrine Barber Jewellery - @kathrinebarberjewellery

Kathrine was one of my neighbours & absolutely lovely to be beside at Native Markers. She uses a range of geometric shapes to create handmade stunning jewellery. Her jewellery has clean cut edges making it sleek & modern, the repetition of shapes means you can build up layers creating your own sets.

MOR Wares - @more.wares

Jo was lovely neighbours number two! Embroidering positive affirmations into her sustainable & ethical wares. These tee’s and jumpers were super soft and organic + with each organic clothing purchase a portion of the profit is donated to plant one tree. Check out the online journal for more positivity & self care posts!

Roake Studio - @roakestudio

Rosie is a busy woman! I have been following her online for some time now & have seen the evolution of her work while always staying true to her ethics. These leather goods offer beautifully simple shapes that are elegant & hand crafted + the new collection see’s other wares, jewellery & clothing with a waste not ethos sewn in.

Botanical Boheme - @botanicalboheme

I didn’t get chance to go and chat with Stevie but I caught a gimps of her beautiful stall as I made a dash through the market when I could. She creates rustic bohemian jewellery taking shapes from nature and imprinting foliage and leaves into her work one way or another (I love this natural element!). Her style, jewellery and Instagram feed is all so aesthetically pleasing.

Beach House Botanics - @beachhousebotanics

Lastly, Lynn was a few stalls down from me but her candles scented the whole room for the weekend. Her soy wax candles are hand poured in small batches & scented with soothing mixes of essential oils , my favourite was the ‘Bergamont lemongrass & lime’.

Chelsea Gilpin