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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RAW Rainbow Bridge Community Art Project

How a socially-distanced community art project has saved me during lockdown... UPDATE: The RAW Rainbow Bridge has been nominated in the Dezeen Awards 2020 and is up for a Public Vote for Best Installation. Vote for...

How to use toilet roll tubes you’re panic buying because of Covid-19

It was inevitable. But let’s face it, for a blog to be successful it should be current. So here I am sat at home unofficially quarantined (I work at home and have had no...

Blessed eggs & batik: learning about Hmong culture in Thailand

The great thing about travelling around the world on craft explorations is that you never know what else you might discover. When I booked to go on the Haute Culture Textiles Tour to Thailand...

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...

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