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...

The Great Rainbow Craft Swap 2020

  31 MARCH 2020: UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus lockdown the deadline to register to take part or when you need to swap by is now the end of the year! Hands up if you're a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Diwali Crafts: DIY Lantern (Glass Painting)

My favourite type of crafts are quick, easy ones where you can't go wrong and glass painting is a technique where this is definately the case - hooray! With Diwali the Hindu festival of...

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