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Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.

Over the course of five days, Hand & Lock gives the general public a rare chance to see its...

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Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in 1893, the Building Crafts College has a long tradition of delivering high-quality education training in building crafts and conservation. Visit to discover the woodworking, stonemasonry, conservation and construction courses on offer and enjoy...

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Master shoemakers Carréducker host a programme of events. Hear experts in conversation with avant-garde shoemaker James Kearns, discover shoemaking and leatherwork courses during an open house, view students’ work in The New Cordwainers exhibition and join a dog collar saddle-stitch...

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Learn how to upholster a stool during the Shoreditch Design Rooms’ open weekend, taking home your finished piece. Sunday 12 May offers the opportunity to take part in a mass upholstery ‘make-a-thon’ to benefit a local charity.

Shoreditch Design Rooms is a busy and vibrant upholstery...

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Meet the craftsmen at luxury British bed makers Savoir Beds. Handmade from completely natural materials using traditional techniques, each of their beds is a testament to great London craft.

Savoir resists the myriad challenges to quality sleep with beds made to the highest standards of...

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In 2018, Julian Calder, renowned portrait photographer, travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom photographing 100 of QEST’s Alumni, revealing a wealth of skills, knowledge, respect for traditions and innovative spirit. The result, along with the stories of these extraordinarily...

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Explore work from a diverse range of practitioners at Sugarhouse, a creative workspace and wood workshop run by Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble in partnership with Workshop East. On Friday 10 May, Assemble and Thinking City explore the changing role of craft in our cities with a panel...

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A rare one-day workshop to make your own individually scribed and decorated porcelain globe with artist, ceramicist and cartographer Loraine Rutt. Alongside this, don’t miss the chance to explore Loraine’s studio, including new works in progress.

A rare one-day workshop to make your own...

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Robert Kime hosts a custom upholstery event with a range of antique fabrics and trims. A selection of furniture is available, ready for you to choose the upholstery. Join for a live upholstery demonstration on Thursday 9 May.

Robert Kime hosts a five-day custom upholstery open studio...

<em>Edit Event</em> Material Matters: Pigment Symposium and Historic Carving Open Studios at City & Guilds of London Art School
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The Art School hosts a symposium of talks focusing on pigment as an essential material for makers throughout history. In addition, their historic carving studios are open to the public – watch the live carving competition and have a go at stone carving yourself.

Part of the Art School's...

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Fashion designer Alice Archer opens her central London studio to showcase her intricate embroidery techniques.

British designer Alice Archer graduated from RCA in 2013 after studying fine art at Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins. She moved to Antwerp to work as an embroidery designer...

<em>Edit Event</em> Bobby Mills at New Road Residence
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Join woodworker Bobby Mills as he brings his South Downs-based workshop to the New Road Residence. His handcrafted vessels and furniture are on show alongside a live demonstration of how he creates his pieces on a traditional woodturning lathe.

The New Road Residence is a guesthouse...

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Step inside RÆBURN's unique studio environment and watch the team create new and exclusive items REMADE from 1950s Royal Air Force silk escape maps especially for London Craft Week.

Christopher Raeburn has established his eponymous brand RÆBURN with responsible and intelligent fashion...

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Visit ERDEM’s flagship store to see Erdem Moralioglu’s personal art collection. Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst browsing works by Andy Warhol, Axel Geis, Jean Cocteau, all of which explore the relationship between craftsmanship and fine art.

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Meet the makers, artists and engineers of South London Makerspace and join taster sessions and workshops including a midnight maker experience. Explore a variety of crafts, from wood turning to electronics, and demonstrations in 3D printing to prop making.

Nestled in a Victorian railway...

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The iyouall store showcases a selection of crafted products, including origami cups by ceramicist Ray G Brown, brass pencil sharpeners by Høvel and wooden vases from By.Obie. The next print-based collection from the creative team at iya studio also features.

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Hear Matteo Menapace talk about his practice, play his latest game prototypes and learn how to use games to explore sociopolitical issues that you care about. Then, explore his research and work in progress in his V&A studio.

Matteo Menapace is a technology educator and designer of...

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Enjoy an introduction to the LANSERRING workshop in Riegersburg, Austria from the comfort of the brand’s Notting Hill studio. Using immersive VR programming, CEO Bernd Radaschitz showcases how LANSERRING is marrying a century of heritage and craft with today’s innovative technology.

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Meet Sam Bakewell as he explores the V&A’s collection of ceramic wares by the Martin Brothers and their links to the gothic romanticism of the 1900s. Supported by Maurice and Rosemary Lambert.

Sam Bakewell is a London-based artist working predominantly with clay. After graduating...

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Unpicking the craft of repair since 2012, Bridget Harvey is examining repaired objects and related practices in the V&A. She will discuss her practice and relationship between making, repairing and the museum.

V&A Fashioned From Nature Resident Bridget Harvey gives a...

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