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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Weaving workshop in Eswatini (Swaziland) at Tsandza Weaving

I’m getting more and more excited about the ‘Craft and Safari’ Tour that I’m organising for September 2021. The itinerary features a number of craft activities, one of which is a weaving workshop in...

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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