The Great Rainbow Swap 2018

Last month I launched a social media challenge called The Great Rainbow Swap as a way to connect with more colour loving crafters. I’ve created this post as a record of the project… The Background Back...

Learning traditional Mexican Gancho Embroidery from the Istmo of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and trying...

All over the markets in Oaxaca and beyond you’ll see clothing (typically traditional Mexican Huipils) decorated with giant flower embroidery. The region this stitched style originates from is The Istmo of Tehuantepec in the...

Where to make & buy handmade candles and ceramics in London

So I stumbled on Bonds of London unexpectedly. A couple of weekends back I did a food photography and styling course with Just Roy Photography and it happened to take place inside this hip...

DIY POMPOM CHARM NECKLACE TO WEAR AT GLASTONBURY (& OTHER SUMMER FESTIVALS)

With less than a week to go until Glastonbury gets the UK festival season kick-started there’s a deluge of articles about what to wear, buy and what beauty looks to create for Glastonbury across...

The Truth About London Craft Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqA97GBiQI I had my reservations about London Craft Week which I aired  on my personal Twitter account a few days before it got under way. I had a lot of interactions too from other appreciators of...

Indian Clay Bangle Making

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLkprb0ESs A mesmerising watch. I feel naked without bangles. They are the one accessory I have to wear and on the rare occasions I've accidently left my house without wearing any, I've gone to the nearest shop...

Stitch & The City: Interview with Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass

Put down Google Maps and start appreciating the beauty of a real one. Contemporary Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass has a lifelong appreciation for maps and colour, so after a decade spent in a day...

My Find: Parasol from Bali

Vena Ramphal shares her find... I bought this parasol in September 2012 in the beach town of Seminyak, Bali. It was a fun all girl trip before I went on to run a luxury retreat for...

Durga Puja preparations: visiting Kumartuli, the Idol-Making district in Kolkata, India

One of the reasons I wanted to go to Kolkata was to visit Kurmartuli, a clay workers district, where you can observe Hindu sculptures being made by hand. The Idol Makers of Kumartuli are the talented...

Indigo – The Art Of Natural Dyeing in Thailand

I first tried tie-dye crafts when I was at school. I customised my trousers by applying elastic bands onto a pair of white jeans and then put them in a washing machine with purple...

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