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...

Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru – Craft and Travel’s favourite exhibition...

Image: Sebastian Castenada (This is my preview post, see my review from when it opened here.)  To say I’m excited about the forthcoming Weavers of The Clouds exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London would be...

Could this be The Most Colourful Art Exhibition London Has Ever Seen?

Naming something ‘The Most Colourful Art Exhibition London Has Ever Seen’ is the highest accolade a Rainbow Hunter like me could possibly bestow upon a gallery but I stand firm. ‘The Gently Explosive Art...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Misshapes The Making of Tatty Devine: 20 years of making awesome jewellery (exhibition review)

I’m not sure when I first came across Tatty Devine but it’s an absolute epic achievement that jewellery designers Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE are now celebrating 20 years of their iconic...

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...

How to customise wellies (not just for summer festivals!)

These days wellies and adults are associated with summer festival fashion but I would argue that in their own right, wellies are suitable all year round. They're comfy, (help me run fast....not sure if...

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