home: event [ CLUSTER ]
This May sees the return of CLUSTER, a pop up craft fair showcasing independant makers, illustrators and artists.
‘CLUSTER is a 5 day, fully-curated reimagining of the traditional fair. The fair itself will take place over 5 days in May. We have a beautiful 3 storey warehouse building just off London Bridge, accommodating illustration and crafts‘
Pop along to this free event to support these makers, as well as picking up a gift or two on the way through.
1st – 5th May 2019
home: event [ collage workshop]
Heals never fails to have a huge selection of great workshops throughout each year and this collage workshop with Katy in May, is definitely one to book in for.
18th May / Heals Westfield
Learn to love the medium of collage and embrace your inner Matisse during this collage workshop.
What you will do
You will work alongside print designer Katy Welsh (@katydwelsh) to explore composition and the art of colour play, creating our own abstract compositions and translating these into collage using hand cut shapes.
We will be working with brightly coloured sticky back vinyl, usually used for sign making and shop windows, Katy has discovered it is a great material for collage too.
During the workshop, you will create a series of A3 collaged artworks that you can take away with you, and an appreciation for playing with shapes!
Katy designs patterns for companies across the world, her work has been applied to products from gift wrap, mugs and cards to cushions and clothing.
She embraces anything handmade and collage has been a big part of her process from the beginning.
Some of her biggest inspirations include Matisse, Picasso and the Bloomsbury group; she likes to have fun with design and is excited to share her knowledge with you!
home: event [ narrative tile making ]
Join artist & designer Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum for a tile making and decoration workshop.
‘Ilori’s work draws on both his London upbringing and Nigerian heritage and is often influenced by traditional Nigerian parables. Following an introduction to story-telling through design from Yinka, participants will create narrative tiles using fabric, paint and colour, drawing on motifs from Dutch wax prints for inspiration‘
Tickets are available from designmuseum.org
April 13th / 10:00 – 16:30
[ £90 ]
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: event [ Parallax Art Fair ]
Get along to Europe’s biggest Art & Design fair over the next two weekends. Held in Kensington and Chelsea the Parallax Art Fair has over 200 creatives from around the world showcasing their products, including painting, sculpture, textiles and crafts.
It’s free to get in and prices are kept low on items, so you have every opportunity to find something special for your home.
Sat/ Sun 16-17 Feb – Kensington Town Hall.
Sat/ Sun 23-24 Feb – Chelsea Town Hall.
To get tickets head to parallaxaf.co
home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]
Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?
Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE
Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.
home: event [ The Big London Flea ]
Held at EartH multi-arts space in Hackney, The Big London Flea is a market of 50 traders, full off vintage lighting, furniture and accessories.
‘Come hunt for personal treasures, rummage for bargains, and refresh your living space with unique finds from our Epic hall of salvaged olde things‘
Feb 23 / 11:00 – 18:00
EartH [ Evolutionary Arts Hackney ]
11 – 17 Stoke Newington Road