Events & Workshops

Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of virtual events, talks and workshops. We hope you can take part.



TOAST Creative Residency

Our annual TOAST Creative Residency brings together our community of creative individuals. This year, we are hosting our first blended Creative Residency at the Crafts Council Gallery in Islington.

From Thu 21 to Sat 23 October, join us for a three-day programme of online and in-person talks, workshops and live demonstrations from willow weaving and needle tufting to growing your own microgreens and mindful whittling. Each event is inspired by our seasonal campaign Rewilding, and the programme aims to connect individuals and foster thought.

View the full programme



Virtual Workshops

Prices for individual events vary. You will also have the opportunity to donate* to the Crafts Council UK. All you need to take part is a webcam and microphone - we suggest using a laptop or desktop computer, but you can also use your tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using a WiFi connection to avoid data charges. Virtual workshops will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days following the live event.

Please register using the links below to confirm your place.

Denim Repairs with Molly Martin

Denim is a sturdy and durable material that can last a lifetime if it is cared for well. During this denim repair workshop, artist and professional textile restorer Molly Martin will show you how to effectively repair your most beloved denim garments. Using traditional stitching methods like Japanese sashiko repair, Molly will demonstrate how to mend tears, fix pockets and tend to torn knee holes, whilst discussing some helpful ways to wash and care for your denim. 

This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation*.

Thu 30 September, 6pm BST (7pm CEST / 1pm EDT), 2 hours.



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Styling Conversations with TOAST

Join us for our latest Styling Conversations where we share key pieces from our new collection and discuss ways to wear and layer each look. Using a range of garments, we will present versatile outfits, working to a range of proportions and silhouettes. From tiers and checks, to lightweight cord and shirt detailing, our latest Styling Conversations provides interactive guidance and tips to create unique combinations for everyday wear.

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Kathe Kaczmarzyk of Saltat Ferments in Malmö, Sweden | Time to Make

Join owner and producer of Saltat Ferments, Kathe Kaczmarzyk as she shares her unique sauerkraut recipe ‘Pretty in Pink’. Based in Malmö, Sweden, Kathe works with local farmers and small, independent producers to source her ingredients for her range of flavourful ferments from blossom kraut to Kkakdugi kimchi. Through her work in fermentation, Kathe has learned that sauerkraut recipes don’t have to primarily be made with cabbage, they can be adapted to enjoy the bounty of produce during the growing season. For this Time to Make, Kathe demonstrates this by mixing radishes, ginger and miso for one of her favourite takes on sauerkraut.

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Molly Martin in Conversation with a TOAST Repair Specialist

Join Molly Martin live in conversation with TOAST Repair Specialist Emily Mae Martin. During the conversation they discuss the sentimentality of textile repair, the fusion of practicality and creativity, and their hopes for the future of repair. Emily will share a selection of recent repairs and discuss how the revival of traditional techniques can be taught, shared and used today.

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*All donations you make will support:

Crafts Council UK's Young Craft Citizens - a programme of workshops, paid opportunities and creative and professional advice for young people from all backgrounds interested in shaping the future of craft, design and making in the UK.