arts and crafts

Camden has been an arts and crafts centre since the market began thirty years ago - Here's a selection of the best jewellers, craftsmen and craft sellers

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Lock One

Lock One specialises in fine Batik artworks of the kind that have been produced in Java for hundreds of years. Their gallery at Camden Lock has been established for ten years and their personal links with many artists ensure a high quality and range of batik painting. There are hundreds of examples to view in the shop. Lock One Batik Gallery: 6b Camden Lock, London NW1 8AF. Tel: 020 7267 4458.






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  Mixer sells a really unusual range of affordable handmade jewellery and soft furnishings from their stall at Camden Lock Market. The stall is on the corner of Middle Yard on Saturdays and Sundays.   Custom Leather sells beautiful, English made leather handbags, luggage, belts and accessories. Everything is handcrafted and carries a lifetime guarantee. It not cheap but well worth it. Custom Leather: Camden Lock Market, London
NW1 8AF. Tel: 020 7482 1407. Open every Saturday and Sunday. During the week by appointment.

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religious arts and crafts

World On Wheels

World On Wheels are specialist suppliers of Tibetan Buddhist and Nepalese Hindu religious items. The proprietors travel more than four times a year to Nepal, and over the years have developed an excellent relationship with local craftsmen and suppliers. Much of their silverwork has been designed to emphasise some of the key Buddhist and Hindu concepts and principles, which makes it distinctive and unique. They supply many of the rarer items needed by spiritual organisations and for individuals setting up shrines/meditation rooms within their homes. Pictured: Silver Tibetan Prayer Barrel £12.50. World on Wheels: 90 West Yard, Camden Lock Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AF. Tel: 020 7428 0640

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Janice Issitt Desigs

MIrrors, frames, jewellery and clocks, made using stained glass techniques to mount real pressed flowers between layers of fine glass. Ideal gifts and souvenirs, with a classic English garden look. Janice has been producing stained glass work from her home in North London for over 15 years and ensures the highest quality by undertaking every part of the making process herself. Camden Lock market is the only London outlet for Janice's work where she has been trading now for 10 years.Commissions and trade enquiries welcomed. Find her on the ground floor of the market hall.
Email janissitt@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 0208 341 7947



Araucaria design soft furnishings using inspirational fabrics collected from the Indian Sub Continent and beyond. Textiles are often hand printed or embroidered, reclaimed or antique giving rise to Araucaria's unique collections. Visit their premises in Camden Lock to view the latest range of cushions, curtains, lamp shades and throws. Picture shows a detail from Blue Lizzard, a 100 per cent cotton throw, block printed by hand in tribal and rural areas of Rajasthan, India. The printing process utilises only natural dyes. Araucaria: Opening times: Monday to Friday 11am - 6pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm. 4 Upper Market Hall, Camden Lock Market. Tel: 020 7267 2707.

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