Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

We're in the latest issue of Oh Comely magazine

Pick up your copy of issue 3 from WHSmiths - also available in our shop soon...
http://www.ohcomely.co.uk/portraits/handmade.php

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lovely mention from smashing local jewellery designer Rockcakes

Handmade Gallery – A Brighton Co-op
Something for the weekend # 01

And so I was walking up St James’ Street on my way home and pass a tiny shop with a window packed full of things that I wanted, sorry, needed. Before i knew it i was inside looking at badges, jewels, jumpers, cushions and hand sewn friendly wall mounted stag heads – want want want. There was only one thing to do and that was to come back with the husband…….and this time leave with a new owl clock necklace and “favorite pen” cushion. read more

Friday, 6 August 2010

Calling all Brighton designer/makers/crafters

We have spaces to rent from September. If you're a Brighton based desogner/maker plaese send us an email with a breif description of what you make including some photos of your work to us at handmade.co@hotmail.com

Monthly rates are:
£60 unit roughly 3ft high by 3ftwide and 1ft deep

£30 unit 1.5ft high by 1.5ft wide and 1ft deep

All profits from your sales go directly to you.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

We're one of Brighton's Best!

HANDMADE CO-OP

A fine arts and skilful crafts shop with a socialist work ethic, now that's something you don't see everyday. They showcase the best local artisans’ creations, ranging from pretty and practical to standalone pieces. Which also means there's no excuse for buying someone a shoddy gift anymore either.

http://www.brightonsource.co.uk/features/39-articles/1185-brightons-ace

Saturday, 31 July 2010

New prints in shop


"Do 1 Thing Every Day that Scares You"
(nb. hidden dinosaur skull in the rock.....) Ltd edition print by
Popcorny £30


Friday, 2 July 2010

Some of the goodies currently in the shop


Reeves Pheasant Headdress by Little wings £15



Framed illustration by angela Chick




Adjustable solid silver ring by Dainty Conversation £28




Copper leaf brooches by Ai Iijima



Collage print by Seiko Kato




Framed original pen, watercolour and pencil picture of three birds by Cloe Gillies






Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Newest arrivals

Henry Rowsell
illustrations and cards

Cloe Gillies
illustrations and cards

Linda Gillies
silver and resin jewellery

Sarah Hughes
contemporary textiles

All the artists we've currently got stocked at the shop

Misha Makes
Saffron Reichenbacker
Stu Loxley
Charlie Bear
Dainty Conversation
Daniella Christina
Sacred Stiches
Joanna Zara Millinery
Pippa Forster
Cat n' Bang
Kerrie Curzon Creations
Birdy Brain
Square Thursday
Angela Chick
Stride Designs
Ai Iijima
Vicky Stevenson
Seiko Kato

Thursday, 22 April 2010

A little mention from Source magazine

http://www.brightonsource.co.uk/news/1-latest-news/884-a-stitch-in-time-

A Stitch In Time

A crafty new co-operative opens up onto the fair streets of Kemptown next Saturday 17th. For those of us who revel in the unique charm of hand-crafted goods, the Handmade Co-op may just be the ticket. Featuring twenty local artists' work in-store, from silver-smithing to screen-printing, these guys make it all, sometimes in the shop too. There's also a downstairs space set aside for holding workshops in different crafting techniques and other happenings coming soon, for more info visit handmadeco-op.blogspot.com

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Feature on us by 'words on the topic'

In last month's interview, jewellery designer MishaMakes told me that Brighton Handmade Co-operative were setting up shop on St James's Street.As of today, said shop is open for business and is full of wonderful unique crafts, from pins to pants, at very reasonable prices. Items range from just 50p to £50 - suck on that Cath Kidston! The Co-operative was founded when Kirstin Stride started running craft fairs at the Komedia once a month, attracting 22 designers selling their wares. The artists now all rent space in the former sweet-shop, owned by a friend of Kirsten's, volunteer their time as shopkeepers and take away 100% profit from the sale of their goods. A 'lovely' concept, as a sign in the window points out. My favourite items in the shop are the vintage material cushions, retro-patterened underwear and a gorgeous black lace and white pleated skirt dress - only £35! Next pay day, it will be mine. The shop is the perfect place to pick up a little something different for a gift, or just a treat for yourself and there are some fab homewares with which to make your place unique.
see more at 'words on the topic'

Photos from our launch evening by clickclickjim

Our little shop - all finished!

All photos courtesy of clickclickJim

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Featured artists:

If you've been to any of the handmade fairs, you may see some familiar names.
There's room for more artists/makers so please email us at handmade.co@hotmail.com

The first day of trading will be Saturday 17th April - hope to see you there!


Misha Makes


Yannik Eilers


Saffron Reichenbacker


Charlie Bear


Dainty Conversation


Daniella Christina


Sacred Stiches


Joanna Zara Millinery


Pippa Forster


Cat n' Bang


Kerrie Curzon Creations


Birdy Brain


Square Thursday


Angela Chick


Stride Designs



Vicky Stevenson



Seiko Kato

It's all go!

It's only a couple of weeks until we're due to open Saturday 17th April and it's all go at the shop!

Stu's been making the shelves...


Georgi has been cracking on with the sign...


And everyone has been getting involved with the painting..