camden shops >> arts and crafts
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.
Steve Chard describes himself as a white witch
and sells a huge variety of healing crystals and chakra balancing
precious stones from his stall on the first floor of Camden
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.
religious arts and crafts
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
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.
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