Category Archives: Craft events

BUST Craftacular: you are going this weekend, right?



Craftacular 2011


Bust Craftacular


Look how lovely is looks!

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The one where I do this thing at the Design Museum.

Designer Night invitation

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November 8, 2013 · 5:53 pm

The embroidery course I wish I could take.


Elisabeth Roulleau at Hand and Lock.

The couture embroidery tutor is wonderful – she’s from France, and whenever she’s in the UK we catch up. I always look forward to it.

She’s also one of the 100+ people who offer their wisdom in my book, Material World: The Modern Craft Bible.




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The School of Life do designer/makers

They’ve started doing tours led by designer-makers.

It looks a lot of fun.

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How to do your own PR: my Crafty Fox Talk

In August, I’m doing this.

“Are you a busy creative, struggling to find the time or the know-how to promote your business effectively?   Come along to the second edition of Crafty Fox Talks and seek inspiration from our influential panel of speakers. Perri Lewis will tell us about how to best to approach journalists and bloggers with your work. Miss Cakehead will focus on the use of creative imagery and PR campaigns and Zeena Shah will speak about her own personal experiences of promoting her handmade brand.”

Date and time: Thursday 15 August 2013
Venue: Collective Hub, 37 Camden High Street (via Symes Mews), London, NW1 7JE
Tickets: £18 (early bird) / £22 (plus booking fee). Includes talk with Q&A, drinks and goodie bag.

Do come and join us.

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This is some finely crafted jewellery.


And you can buy it from today until 30 June, at NumberNinetyFour, 94 Columbia Road, London E2 7QB. It’s be four very talented designer makers, Petra Bishai, Rose Ellen Cobb, Mabel Hasell and Daphne Krinos



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Jewellery makers: you need to know about this shiz.

The London jewellery meet-up is a monthly networking event for jewellery designers who want to get ahead in the business side of their, well, business. It’s organised by the very awesome Jessica Rose of the London Jewellery School.

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This afternoon I wish I was at the Craft Skills Awards.

Alas, one of the very few downsides of having a lovely full time job is that you don’t always get to stuff in the day. And this smashing event, which celebrates the awesome people who pass on craft skills, would have been a cracker. Ol’ Prince Charles is there, Allsopp’s hosting, and a smogasbord of lovely craft people and hanging out for the day.

Next year, I hope.

See all the winners at


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The Crafty Fox talks …

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Y’know that world-famous craft fair in Brixton? They’re starting a new series of events: Crafty Fox Talks. And the first one’s got a proper cracking line up: Lisa Levis, Sam Wingate, Lisa Comfort and Lisa Rodwell.


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My COLLECT object of the day

 Bracelet 'Koi' by David Bielander

To celebrate COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi gallery, I was asked by the Craft Council to choose one of my favourite pieces from the show.

Who wouldn’t have gone for Bracelet ‘Koi’ by David Bielander, 2012? I love it because it’s beautiful AND functional (Dave, if you want to lend it to me next year for my wedding …)

To see the other objects chosen by the likes of the Design Museum and Ceramic Review, head to the COLLECT Pinterest board.



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