London Craft Week, Fashioned from Nature: events around London and beyond


London Craft Week kicks off on 9 May – the same week as our first class in our elegant new venue, the Georgian town house that is home to the Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury Square, London. 

Check out the guide for a plethora of exhibitions, demonstrations and events celebrating the wealth of making talent in the capital and beyond. 
Our highlights include AMAZING CHINA: An Exhibition of Chinese Arts & Crafts at The Hospital Club, and an evening talk, Makers’ Stories – Live  at our old alma mater Cockpit Arts, a stone’s throw from the Guild.

If you haven’t visited already, make a bee-line for Fashioned from Nature, the important new exhibition at the V and A Museum – and a subject close to our heart.
This show highlights the close connection between natural materials and the evolution of fashion over three centuries, with a fabulous survey of new sustainable directions in the upstairs gallery, addressing the damaging effects of fashion on the planet. Choosing to open in Fashion Revolution week couldn’t be more apt.

If you are not based in London, or fancy a trip out of town, this week also sees the famous SIT Select trail in the delicious textile-heaven of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Here you can visit Open Studios, and see experimental textiles in the making. Don't forget to drop in on the inspiring Atelier Stroud  - a hub of sociable creativity - while you are there!