I also found a great book called "Weldon's Encyclopaedia of Needlework" which includes everything from tatting to dressmaking.
I took my camera to the market this morning, and snapped a few pics as I wandered around, for those that have never been. Camberwell Market is run by Rotary and is held every Sunday morning in the carpark behind Burke Road in Camberwell (more info here). It's a pretty big space and is always choc-a-block full of people selling "treasure". You know the saying - one persons trash is another persons treasure. The best stuff can be found early - before 8am - but if you're prepared to fossick, you will always find something you love before the market ends at 12.30pm. Vintage and retro are the main categories here, but you can pretty much find anything from furniture, to military antiques. The "button lady" is always on my list of places to stop - she has the most amazing collection of buttons, knitting needles, odd sewing stuff. I always stop and say hi to Bec from Little Shop too. Here are a few pics ...
|The view of a small part of the market from the balcony at Target|
|A treasure trove!|
|One of the prettiest stalls I saw today was by Flo & Olive (they have an etsy store too!)|
|The lovely Bec from Little Shop of Handmade has a stall selling her beautiful jewellery every Sunday (she's in the shadows crocheting while Mr Little Shop is on duty!)|