Designer Gaurang Shah On Reviving Indian Weaving

I grew up around fashion & design My father opened a saree blouse shop in 1962 and my brother and I would go there after school to lend a helping hand and that’s how we...

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...

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...

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...

Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok: Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the...

Colourful, character-filled and creative, Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the Queen is a textile-based exhibition which opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok on August 1st 2016 as part...

Learning about silk weaving in North East Thailand

Skeins of naturally dyed silk Silk is considered by many as the finest fabric in the world: but how many people know how it’s really made? I’ve heard of silk worms and I’ve heard that...

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...

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...

Visiting Central America’s biggest Craft Market, Chicicastenango in Guatemala

Earlier this year a teenage dream came of Craft and Travel's Editor-in-Chief of visiting Guatemala came true. The colours, patterns textiles and fashion have always had immense appeal so when she visited, she HAD to...

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...

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