Of Cabbages and Kings is not only a shop and gallery, but also a creative space in North East London. Working with aspiring homegrown talent alongside established UK artists and designers, the shop stocks a handpicked selection of jewellery, stationery and homewares, while the gallery specialises in limited edition prints. From silkscreen and etching to risograph and giclée, we hold a diverse collection of original and affordable art for your walls. Since our opening in May 2008, the focus behind the Of Cabbages and Kings brand has always been authenticity, sustainability and products made in the UK, wherever possible from responsibly sourced and recycled materials. With an ethos of nurturing the local, from HQ in Stoke Newington, we continue to engage with artists, designers and the public through regular exhibitions, workshops and events.
In October 2012 Of Cabbages & Kings took up new residence at 127 Stoke Newington High Street, also the home of Knit with attitude, specialists in eco-friendly and fair trade yarn. Together we offer a full program of workshops, courses and events throughout the year for complete novices, beginners and those with a bit more confidence. For silver jewellery with Roderick Vere please visit our Workshops page for a full description, prices and dates. For knitting and crochet please head to Knit with attitude.
MEET THE TEAM
Our customers matter here at Of Cabbages and Kings. We have been part of Stoke Newington's diverse local community for over 10 years and we understand how important it is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for people to come and both learn new creative skills and to shop. We also understand that we don't always get it right and welcome any feedback you may have to offer good and bad. You can always email us directly or leave us a review on Google, we will be happy to help.
For those of you who don't know me already I'm Jessica, owner and founder of OC&K. I'm pretty hands on so you'll see me here most days and very often up a ladder! If you'd like to know more about my journey and how this little shop and gallery sprang into being, head over to our blog and check out my post Of Cabbages and Kings Turns 10 - The Story So Far.
Meet our main man George. Shawl knitter extraordinaire, George has a keen eye for colour and design. He is always at hand to help you pick a fade or choose the perfect frame for your artwork. With a background in Book Arts at Camberwell, when he's not here George is working on various art projects or manning exhibitions and book fairs. Check them out on his website: georgecullen.com. And he's walked the Capital Ring and The London Loop!
Maya, aka Stokey's Norwegian Knitting Lady is the owner and founder of our sister shop Knit with attitude. With a penchant for pear cider (only 3 mind) her mission is to untangle the truths and untruths about global yarn production. Maya pays attention to the details and if you look closely you will notice her colour co'ordinated nail polish often matches her current knitting project.⠀
Introducing Gwen our Weekend Manager. This girl from Minnesota has recently taken to water. She had a fondness for American folk and when she's not navigating the East London canal system she plays bass and writes her own songs.
Susan is the newest member of the team. Always up for a chat, this lovely lady has lived in Stokey for 26 years! Mum of 4 and now grandma to 3, her family keep her on her toes. But when she does get a chance to put her feet up the first thing she grabs is her knitting.
IN THE PRESS
See Of Cabbages and Kings products in the press:
U Fash On: Of Cabbages and Kings - A Wonderful Creative Space
Hackney Gazette: Impressions of the City - A Conversation with Marc Gooderham
Hackney Gazette: Of Cabbages and Kings Celebrates 10 Years in Stoke Newington
Cool Cousin: Recommendation