Monday, 21 March 2011
LADIES CLOTHES CAVERN
I helped out on my Auntie's stall at Greenwich Market a few weeks ago for the first of many times over the summer I expect. Ladies Clothes Cavern sells clothes and accessories handmade using vintage fabrics and recycled denim and also provides a bespoke service.
Aside from the very early Saturday morning start working on the stall was great fun though I did have to hold myself back from shouting "roll up roll up!" (not quite the image we were going for!). It was quite amazing to see how from literally a framework you can turn your pitch into a real shop. We even had a changing room complete with full length mirror and a hook to hang your coat! A guy who was pitched opposite us arrives every Saturday at a time I can only describe as 'still dark, go back to sleep' to begin the 4 hour set up of his stall.
At the end of the day everything is broken down back to a shell and you wouldn't believe what a hive of activity the place had once been.
Ladies Clothes Cavern is at Greenwich Market every Saturday and they also provide sewing classes on Wednesday nights if you're in the area. Check out the details on sewingtime.co.uk