Handmade in Britain is back this weekend with its annual pre-Christmas showcase, featuring work by around 70 designers.
Expect upcycled knitted pieces by Deryn Relph, digital images trapped inside bowls and panels by Naomi Singer and jewellery by Louise O’Neill, who designs rings in high-carat matte gold with uncut gemstones.
This year Handmade will be launching an eponymous book, the first in a planned series of books shining a light on the design philosophy and inspirations of British designer-makers.
The show and the book have been conceived by Piyush Suri, a textile designer by background.
Selected exhibitors in their first year of business are offered part sponsorship to be at the show and a two-day intensive workshop with charity Crafts Central to help them prepare.
Handmade in Britain 2011 runs from 28-30 October at The Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road London SW3