Love crafts, vintage treasures and beautifully hand-rendered bits and bobs that make the heart sing? Visit the Babylon Gallery on 4 and 5 July where members of Etsy Cambridge will be showcasing a range of beautiful goodies.
The pop-up shop will showcase the work of more than 25 local artists, craftspeople and vintage sellers. Expect to find handmade ceramics, papercrafts and jewellery, designer hand-spun and hand-dyed wool, bags made with unique handprinted fabrics, art prints, pretty greetings cards, unusual homewares, fabric bouquets, clothing, artisan wooden items and much more besides.
It’s the ideal place to pick up a summery treat for your home, a friend or yourself and show support for crafters in your community. As a bonus, every purchase (while stocks last) comes with a chance to win an exclusive Etsy Cambridge goody bag filled with items from Etsy Cambridge members.
The pop-up event coincides with Ely Aquafest on Sunday 5 July. And the famous Peacocks Tearoom is just metres away for that all-important refreshing cup of tea and slice of something nice.
“We’re excited to have been asked to create this pop-up shop in such beautiful riverside surroundings,” said Louise Player of Etsy Cambridge. “We love Ely and we welcome the opportunity to bring the work of our members to the people of the city. We’re also keen to see some of Ely’s famous Aquafest raft racing while we’re here! Look out for our flyers and posters around town over the next few weeks, and do come and say hello on our pop-up weekend.”
Etsy Cambridge’s previous pop-up events have included successful Christmas 2014 artisan and vintage shops at the Fountain Inn in Cambridge and Mill Road’s CB1 cafe, an arts and crafts market inside Cambridge’s historic Round Church, a pop-up shop as part of the Women Of The World festival and a free craft party held at the start of June.
Later this summer, in conjunction with Cambridge BID (Business Improvement District), Etsy Cambridge will create a pop-up during August’s ‘Loving Summer’ events.