home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]
With this workshop you will learn the craft and techniques of paper cutting, creating your own designs to take home.
‘Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will lead you through the intriguing world of making art from just a single sheet of paper with only a scalpel. Over two hours you’ll learn a variety of techniques and skills to approaching a paper cutting‘
Different dates available [ £30 ]
Get your tickets through obby.co.uk
home: made [ printing on ceramics ]
Sometimes you wish you could have a specific design on a particular item but not sure how to achieve it.
If we take a ceramic tumbler or pot for example, we have seen in the past how creative you can be with a Sharpie pen or washi tape. Today we share another way to get a sharp precise finish using printed graphics on decal paper.
This extremely simple diy project allows you to create any design you like and then transfer to ceramics.
Head to homeyohmy.com to get the details
home: event [ Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ]
Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.
‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’
May 4 – 17 June
home: event [ LCW ]
Back for its fourth year, London Craft Week is the perfect place to explore and celebrate British & International creativity.
The festival brings us over 200 makers, designers and brands located around London in gallery spaces, shops and museums. Running over 4 days you can take part in workshops, listens to talks or wander the exhibitions.
‘London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best – made of things’
On from 9-13 May / visit londoncraftweek.com to view the programme of events and book tickets [ half of the events are free ].
home: made [ Easter eggs ]
Easter weekend is upon and if you are entertaining or simply like to decorate your home over this period, then we have some cool egg decorating tutorials for you today.
Country Living share some really lovely paint techniques, silk covering, dying and lots more to create colourful and interesting eggs.
Head to countryliving.co.uk & countryliving.com for all the details.
home: event [ Country Living ]
Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.
This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.
From April 26 – 29, book tickets now from countryliving.co.uk
home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.