WORKSHOPS & TALKS
9 - 13 May 2018
London Craft Week runs from 9–13 May 2018 and looks set to be as good as ever. The varied and diverse program features hundreds of events, exhibitions, demonstrations, classes and talks that celebrate British craftsmanship. Book now to make the most of these one-off Craft Week workshops:
Fine Cell Work Cushion Making Class
Fine Cell Work produce the most beautiful needlepoint cushions all hand made by prisoners serving sentences in the UK. In this one-off London Craft Week workshop two experienced prison teachers will guide you through the process of making a piped, zipped cushion. You will need basic sewing skills to attend, but expect to build on your knowledge and learn to use appliqué or machine piecing patchwork techniques. Fabrics and one feather cushion pad is provided, as well as threads, zips and haberdashery but you can take along any fabrics or trims of your own if you like.
Workshop £80 (includes a donation of £50 towards Fine Cell Work). Saturday 12 May 2018, 10am – 4pm, Fine Works Hub, 190-192 Queenstown Road, London SW8 3NR. finecellwork.co.uk
Pressed Flower Workshop with Jam Jar and a Talk and Demo by designer and printmaker Pia Östlund at Daylesford
Especially for London Craft Week and in celebration of nature, Daylesford on Pimlico Road are hosting a three-part exhibition exploring the art of botanical craft:
- Botanical Workshop: Melissa, the founder of Jam Jar Flowers, will guide you through the techniques required to press flowers, before working with pre-pressed stems and leaves to create cards, keepsakes and designs for framing. All flowers, materials and refreshments provided – each guest gets their own personalised flower press to take home at the end of the class. £125, Thursday 10 May 6.30-8.30pm. daylesford.com
- Talk and Demonstration: Designer and printmaker Pia Östlund will be talking about the lost art of nature printing, an art developed by physicians in the 15th century to aid the study of medicinal plants. Learn about the printing technique, and try your hand at using fresh plants and oil based inks on paper to record specimens. £35, Friday 11 May, 6.30-8.30pm daylesford.com
- Installation: Every day during Craft Week visit the Pimlico farmshop and see an installation of beautiful vintage herbiers. Free, 9–12 May 2018, 10am–4pm.
Daylesford Organic, 44B Pimlico Road, SW1W 8LP daylesford.com
Basket Making with Annemarie O’Sullivan at Colefax & Fowler
To celebrate their upcoming collaboration, Colefax & Fowler will be hosting a special demonstration with expert basket maker Annemarie O’Sullivan for Craft Week. A specialist in baskets and woven objects, Annemarie has an half-acre plot in East Sussex where she cultivates over 20 varieties of willow to make into baskets and woven objects in her garden studio. As well as running a series of courses, the maker is soon to launch a range of baskets and cachepots exclusively with Colefax & Fowler.
Drop-in demonstrations on 11 May 9.30am–5.30pm and 12 May 10am–3.30pm. 89-91 Pimlico Rd, SW1W 8PH. londoncraftweek.com
Drop-in events, exhibitions, workshops and installations will be happening across London this weekend. For the full program visit londoncraftweek.com