Saturday 25 April 2015

London Craft Week

Have you heard about London Craft Week?

It's the craft world's answer to Fashion Week - "a new annual event which showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands."

The first London Craft Week is just over a week away and it looks completely amazing. Running from 6th-10th May, there will be a programme of demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions, tours, open studios and talks across the city (some free, some ticketed).

The events will be showcasing and celebrating the craft skills of watchmakers, tailors, jewellers, fashion and textile designers, bootmakers, engravers, hat makers, perfumers, glassblowers, ceramacists, print makers, costumiers, weavers, silversmiths, gun makers, bookbinders... and more!

Even the programme itself is gorgeous - gold pages and maps? Yum.

I am soooo looking forward to this!

Fancy going along yourself? Click here for more info about London Craft Week and to view the full programme of events.


Sarah C said...

Oh man am I jealous! This sounds divine! Have fun.

Fiona (fizzi~jayne) said...

This looks such an amazing week and it's good to see craft getting centre stage! I'm just gutted I will be away that week, typical! Have a good time x

airali said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for this post :)

Bugs and Fishes said...

Fiona - this looks like it's going to be an annual thing (yay!), fingers crossed you'll be able to go along next year :)