Five things to brighten up November By
a Camilla Thomas woven cushion inspired by the coast, from £80 (camillathomastextiles.com.myshopify.com)
HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 17: THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR
November 10-12, 11am to 6pm, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 (handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea). Enquiry line: 020 3490 6556. Tickets: call 0871 220 0260; adult oneday ticket £10, concessions £8. Under-14s go free. IN A lovely Victorian hall, this is the go-to gift emporium. Meet up to 100 British designer-makers, happy to explain their art or craft, to sell on the spot or take special orders. Browse textiles, jewellery, ceramics, furniture and more, from Camilla Thomas’s soft woven fabrics, to Emily-Kriste Wilcox’s landscape-inspired ceramic vessels, and Jennie Jackson’s printed leather purses. Find also lovely things for your home, including lamps and small furniture items.