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 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...

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...

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...

Coronavirus Crafting: Things I’ve made while Staying at Home

Never have I been more proud about the fact I'm a crafts hoarder. Yes many have laughed (and Marie Kondo would undoubtedly be horrified if she saw my duplicates) but it's true, I have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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