Manmade 2015- Celebrating 'Men who Make'

 Illustration by  Jimbobart

Illustration by Jimbobart

Friday 12th June (12 - 9pm) and Saturday 13th June (11 - 8pm) 2015

The Old Truman Brewery (F Block - G4 & G5, Entrance via Ely's Yard),
91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, London.

Manmade, an event to celebrate the lesser-spotted male maker was brought to you by Crafty Fox Market, Etsy and Mr Wingate in 2015.

Manmade is an event conceived by textile designer Sam Wingate (Mr Wingate).  Regular visitors to Crafty Fox Market will know Sam from his popular screen-printing workshops.   

‘If you look around a craft fair like the Crafty Fox, the number of women selling far exceeds the number of men’ says Sam. This highlighted a gap for him, ‘I want to get more men involved with making and selling and dispel the myth that craft and making is just for the girls.'

Manmade included:

  • A marketplace showcasing male makers & artists.
  • Talks by inspirational designers.
  • Making workshops
  • Live art
  • The Rhytym Parlour barber & beard trims
  • Craft beer bar 
  • Crafty Fox DJs
  • Street food by French & Grace


The following makers and artists set up shop at Manmade: 

Drop-in workshops

  • Design and screen print your own tote bag - £8
    Using paper stencils, you will create your own one colour design which you can screen print and take home on the day. Mr Wingate is an illustrator and printmaker working in London.  He teaches printed textiles at The Cass and has run a successful drop in workshop for many years at the Crafty Fox Market. 

    Drop in anytime during Manmade. Suitable for all ages and abilities.  

  • Jewellery-making: Draw it, cut-it out, clean it up, wear it with I Am Acrylic. - £10

    At the I Am Acrylic drop-in jewellery workshop we'll teach you how to work with acrylic and you'll come away with a finished necklace or keychain - all within an hour and for just £10!

    It's a really hands-on session! But don't worry, it's really easy! And fun! And you get to wear safety goggles! The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners or anyone who has some knowledge of this kind of thing, but has never worked with acrylic before!

  • Letterpress with SORT - £1
    Fancy having a go at letterpress printing? Well come to the SORT stand and you can personalise a notebook, hand-made by us, by composing some type with your name, or title for your book or perhaps your favourite swear word, and then have a go printing it on one of our restored Adana 8x5. Cost: £1

Pre-booked workshops:

  • Make a wire bird workshop - Friday 12 June, 2pm - 4pm, £15 (+ booking fee) - BOOK HERE
    Zack Mclaughlin is a wire, paper & wood model maker/sculptor of birds for interior spaces. Graduating in Illustration he went into illustrating children's books for a living, whilst doing this he worked on a personal book project in which a little boy makes his own paper bird lantern to fly away on. Not being able to visualise this creation Zack went on to make it for his own reference, loving everything about the process he went on to make more and more elaborate models. His love of the natural world has lead him to recreate nature for the home whilst leaving the true beauty out there to continue inspiring and growing.
    The workshop is suitable for all over the age of 12, (wire can be a little sharp and tough to bend. 

  • Children's bird making workshop with Zack McLaughlin (age 4+) - Saturday 13 June, 11.30 - 12.30pm, £5 (+ booking fee). BOOK HERE
  • The material used will be pipe-cleaners. Please note a parent or guardian must also be present.


Barber & Beard Trims

Drop in for a haircut or beard trim with Ryan from The Rhythm Parlour - a unique experience! Haircuts (£25), Beard Trims (£10)

Bar & Food

  • Pay a visit to our Craft Beer bar and sample a hand-picked selection of London's finest craft beers and soft drinks.  
  • Taste middle eastern inspired food or enjoy coffee & treats from French & Grace

Manmade: A collaborative event brought to you by: