Insiders Guide to London Craft Week Published Wednesday 16 March 2016 Each week we will share the trending events and advice from our friends. This is the first instalment and although primarily for those interested in fashion, film, theatre or jewellery there is also much else besides.
The Making Behind Fashion at Selfridges Hussein Chalayan & Alice Temperley discuss the use of craft techniques in fashion.
Thu 5 May, 6.30–8.00pm, 30 places £30 + vat
Edwina Ibbotson and Rachel Trevor Morgan at the Dorchester Tea, talk and hats on view with Milliners Edwina & Rachel Trevor Morgan
Wed 4 May, 3.00–4.00pm, 20 places, £30 + vat
Theatre and Film
Making Shakespeare’s Globe A tour of the famous reconstruction with a focus on craftsmanship.
Thu 5 May, 10.45am, 25 places, £20 + vat
The Making of Film: Game of Thrones & King Arthur BAFTA winner Angels open up their costume workshops and warehouse.
Wed 4 May, 11.00am–1.30pm, 30 places, £20 + vat
Leo de Vroomen and Joanna Hardy on Jewellery A discussion on jewellery trends, what pieces stand the test of time, as well as how to wear jewellery.
Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 15 places, £20 + vat
Concept to Creation with Stephen Webster Stephen Webster opens his new boutique to showcase recent designs and talk about the creative process. Champagne reception.
Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 20 places, £30 + vat
The Ring with Elizabeth Gage Join Elizabeth Gage at her salon in Belgravia for a glass of champagne as she talks about ‘The Ring’
Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 8 places, £20 + vat
Behind the Scenes Tours and Demonstrations:
Barware at Asprey Asprey’s Homeware designer Hakan Rosenius showcases a new collection of barware and cocktail shakers that inspired a new London Craft Week champagne. See the workshops and try the new cocktail.
Wed 3 May, 2.30-16.00, 25 places, £30 + vat
Diamond Polishing and Cutting at Backes & Strauss A rare opportunity to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the high-skill-intensive processes that transform the hardest natural material into a polished gem.
Wed 4, Thu 5 & Fri 6 May, 3.00pm, 10 places, £15 + vat
Crafting Japan at Dartmouth House Four of Japan’s treasured cultural traditions are brought to London for the week, including Yamamotoyama who performs a tea ceremony, Kiya who demonstrates knife-sharpening, Ibasen who provides a display of fans, and Haibara who crafts Japanese Paper.
Thu 5 May, 11am and 4pm, 30 spaces, £20 + vat
Candle Chandlery with Rachel Vosper This candle-making course with Rachel Vosper covers the history of candle chandlery and the basic skills needed to create a bespoke candle.
Thu 5 & Fri 6 May, 3.00pm, 8 places, £30 + vat
Mixing a Scent at Ormonde Jayne Join a master class in creating your own perfume to take home in a hand blown falcon.
Tue 3 May, 3.00pm, 6 people, £35 + vat
Buy Bespoke or Commission:
How to Buy: The Bespoke Suit on Savile Row Andy Barnham and Rupert Watkins, from Riddle magazine, lead a tour around Savile Row.
Wed 4 & Thu 5 May, 11.00am, 12 places, £20 + vat
Sebastian Tarek Open Studio Join specialist shoemaker Sebastian Tarek in his East End workshop to learn about the complete process of commissioning a pair of shoes
Sat 7 May, 11.00am, 8 places, £8 + vat