Exhibition, 9 – 12 May 10:00 – 17:00
Celia Pym, talk and workshop, 8 May 18:30 – 21:00
Other, 9 – 12 May 11:00 – 18:00

Booking Details

Exhibition, booking not necessary, free

Demonstration, booking not necessary, free

Talk, booking necessary, 50 places, £5

Workshops, booking necessary

Craft Central
The Forge
397 - 411 Westferry Road
E14 3AE

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020 7538 0819

Craft Central hosts Damage and Repair, a talk by Celia Pym, Woman’s Hour Craft prize finalist, followed by a community stitching event with Stitch School which runs throughout the week. Additional workshops, demonstrations and talks on wellbeing in craftsmanship also feature.

‘Exploring Wellbeing Through Making’ is this year's theme for a programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and exhibited work at Craft Central during London Craft Week.

Be inspired by Celia Pym, Woman's Hour Craft Prize finalist, as she discusses her visible mending of textiles as an art and her residency at King’s College London in the opening night talk, Damage and Repair.

Feed your creativity and wellbeing whilst learning embroidery with Stitch School, experts in creating community-based embroideries. Drop-in sessions to help make a specially commissioned ‘Supper Cloth’ are running throughout the week.

See how jeweller Jane Sedgwick makes her bold, playful wooden jewellery as she demonstrates the traditional woodworking techniques used in her practice. Jane manages a small woodland which provides a sustainable source of sycamore for her work.

Learn from Asha Buch’s talk on Wellbeing through Ethical Practice in Textiles, a short history of the Gandhian approach to handcrafts, local and sustainable practices from India.

For details of Craft Central’s full London Craft Week programme and booking information, please visit craftcentral.org.uk.

Celia Pym Damage & Repair talk, Opening Event  

8 May 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Booking Necessary, £5, 50 places

Exhibition: Wellbeing Through Making

9– 12 May 10am – 5pm

Free, booking not necessary

Supper Cloth Community Stitching Project

9 – 12 May 10am – 5pm

Free drop-in, booking not necessary

SAORI Weaving Workshop

9 May 2pm – 6pm, 10 May 10am – 2pm, 11 May 2pm – 6pm 

Booking necessary, £80, 4 places per session

Natural Dyeing Workshops

9 May 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Booking necessary, £45, 10 places

“Wellbeing Through Ethical Practice in Textiles”, talk by Asha Buch

10 May 2pm – 3pm

Booking necessary, £5, 40 places

Introduction to Khadi Cotton Hand Spinning on the Indian Charkha

10 May 3pm – 5pm

Booking necessary, £35, 6 places

Demonstration of practice by Jane Sedgwick, modernist wooden bead jewellery

11 May 11am – 2pm

Free booking not necessary

Saori Weaving demonstration and introduction by Erna Janine

11 May 11am – 2pm

Free booking not necessary

Drop-in Rug Hooking with Sarah Desmarais, wellbeing in craft practitioner

11 May 11am – 3pm

Free, booking not necessary

Stitch School A-Z Embroidery Workshop 

11 May 11am – 1.30pm

Booking necessary £45, 12 places 

Colouring & Decorating Handmade Wooden Beads Workshop

11 May 3pm – 6pm

Booking necessary, £45, 6 places 

Slip Casting & Candle Making Workshop, Ana Bridgewater of Abalon Ltd

12 May 1pm – 4pm

 £50, 10 places available

Demonstration of Tapestry Weaving by The British Tapestry Group  

12 May 11am-4pm

Free, booking not necessary

Photo credit: 
Ella Pavildes

Makers & Partners involved

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