Events & Workshops

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



TOAST Live

We host live shows each week, bringing our community together through a series of styling conversations, talks with our makers and guided tutorials led by the TOAST team. Join our upcoming events or watch our past shows.

TOAST Live


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.

Block Printing using Iron Mordants with Maggie Pate

Join textile artist and natural dyer Maggie Pate for a virtual workshop on block-printing using iron mordants. She will demonstrate how to block print on fabric and how to fix these patterns, in preparation before a natural dye bath. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Please see essential pre-workshop preparation details on the Eventbrite registration link below.

Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 13 October, 6pm - 7.30pm



In Our Shops

TOAST Renewed Pop-Up at TOAST Shoreditch

For Shoreditch Design Triangle, we have reimagined a series of worn TOAST garments to create a capsule collection. Using different mending techniques, we have breathed new life into each.

Available to see and buy at our London, Shoreditch shop, the pop-up will also host repair and upcycling workshops, including sashiko repair and decorative knitwear darning.

Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural platform that celebrates East London's creative industry. The event reflects the vibrant creative sector of the area and is now the largest of the London Design Festival districts.

Thu 15 September - Thu 13 October.
Visit

Sashiko Repair with Molly Martin at TOAST Shoreditch

Join textile repairer and artist Molly Martin to discover the art of visible mending. In this workshop, Molly will show you how to repair and restore your beloved homeware textiles – whether it’s a fraying pillowcase, a torn tea towel or a linen garment that needs some care.

Using patches made from reclaimed materials, Molly will demonstrate how to mend both small and large holes and tears using traditional techniques, inspired by kantha stitching and sashiko repair. This workshop is suitable for beginners and free to attend.

Sun 2 October, 2pm, 1 hour 30 mins.

Bloomsbury Group Discussion and Collage Making at TOAST Marlow

Join Rae Constable from the Marlow Bookshop to discuss literary works by members of the Bloomsbury Group, then create a paper collage in response to their inspiring creative spaces. You will receive a notebook, in which you can create a paper collage inspired by the shapes, patterns and colours of Charleston. Now open to the public, Charleston was the modernist home of painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, whose creativity in dress and interiors inspired our current collection.

Tickets cost £20 and include refreshments and a notebook. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 6 October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Blackhorse Lane Denim at TOAST Newburgh Street, Carnaby

For the launch of our collaboration with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, we have created a display to tell the story behind the creation of our Menswear carpenter jeans. Discover the components, fabric and design behind the style and learn how to care for your denim.

Tue 12 - Fri 30 October.
Visit

Artist in Residence Rebecca Maguire at TOAST Cheltenham

Rebecca Maguire, artist and founder of Wildflower Illustration Co., will be creating a new painting from our Cheltenham shop. Taking inspiration from the plants and fibres behind our Autumn collection, Rebecca will create a piece in watercolour.

Sat 29 October, 11am - 4pm.
Visit

Plant Pressing with Natalie Bell at TOAST Harrogate

Join Natalie Bell, our repair specialist at TOAST Harrogate, for a plant pressing workshop, inspired by the decorative style of the Bloomsbury Group.

During the workshop you will learn the art of flower pounding, selecting flowers and foliage to press and pound into two cotton napkins. The technique creates a lasting effect. All materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £30. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 13 October, 10.30am and 2pm, 2 hours.

 

TOAST Circle | Swapping Day in all TOAST Shops

TOAST Circle is our clothes swapping initiative which allows us to foster a more conscious, thoughtful and circular lifestyle. You can find TOAST Circle in all TOAST Shops on selected days throughout the year. Bring back up to five worn TOAST garments and exchange them for others to cherish and take home. We hope that by offering these days, we can connect local communities and cultivate longevity.

Sat 15 October, 11am - 2pm.

Visit a TOAST Shop

Our Cheltenham shop will be hosting their event on Sat 22 October, due to the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Lottie Hampson Art Exhibition at TOAST Shoreditch

TOAST Shoreditch is hosting an exhibition of pieces by local photographer and artist Lottie Hampson. Having studied at Central Saint Martins and Edinburgh College of Art, she creates analogue photographs and oil pastel drawings which are rooted in reflections and observations of her surroundings.

Fri 28 October - Fri 11 November.

Join us for drinks for the launch of the exhibition from 6pm on Fri 28 October.
Visit

Still Life Drawing with Naomi Ryder at TOAST Richmond

Join artist Naomi Ryder for an observational drawing and painting workshop. Inspired by the floral still lifes of painter Vanessa Bell, Naomi will demonstrate experimental drawing techniques, leading you to create a small painting from the still life scene provided.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with experience. You will be using watercolour, pencil crayons and soft pastels. All materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £20. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 27 October, 2pm - 4pm.

 

Patchwork Quilting Workshop with Angela Maddock at TOAST Llandeilo

Join textile artist Angela Maddock for a patchwork quilting workshop. Angela is interested in repair and care and teaches quilt making from her studio in Swansea. Her work is included in the Eternally Yours exhibition at Somerset House, in partnership with TOAST.

During the workshop you will practice hand-stitching techniques and there will be books, samples and fabric scraps for quilting inspiration. The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewers. All materials are provided.

Tickets cost £30. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.

Sat 12 November, 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm.

 



Past Events | Watch Again

Kingsley Walters | Time to Make

Above Holborn Viaduct in central London is an old office building, now an open-plan studio space for creatives including Kingsley Walters, a leather worker and canvas bag maker.

For this Time to Make, Kingsley creates one of the Medicine Pouch Bags. It’s crafted from leather which is vegetable-tanned in Northamptonshire to a simple pouch shape with a drawstring top, then suspended from an adjustable cross-body strap.

Read more about Kingsley's process on the TOAST Magazine.

Watch

Dreaming of Dinner with Ali Slagle | Time to Make

New York-based recipe developer Ali Slagle’s philosophy involves creating dishes from readily available ingredients. This is the root of her first book I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To), which features hundreds of “low-effort, high-reward” recipes.

For this Time to Make, Ali shares a summer recipe for turmeric shrimp with citrus and avocado, which features on the cover of the book.

Read the full tumeric shrimp recipe and more about her process on the TOAST Magazine.

Watch

Rural Kind | Time to Make

Rural Kind founder Mike Watt creates waxed canvas bags out of an old schoolhouse he is renovating in Carmarthenshire, Wales. His pieces respond to the natural landscape surrounding the workshop, being hardwearing and robust against the Welsh weather.

For this Time to Make, Mike creates one of the waxed canvas belt pouches. It has a press-stud leather loop at the drawstring top, allowing you to attach it to a belt, making it useful for long walks or cycles.

Read more about Mike's process on the TOAST Magazine.

Watch

Seaweed Foraging and Pressing with Molesworth & Bird | Time to Make

Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird co-founded their seaweed design company, Molesworth & Bird, in 2018. The pair met over 30 years ago and began foraging and pressing seaweed after they both moved away from London – Julia to Cornwall and Melanie to Dorset.

For this Time to Make, Melanie and Julia go seaweed foraging on the Lyme Regis coastline and create pressings in their studio. They only gather seaweed that has washed up naturally on the coastline, or is floating freely in the shallows after a storm, to ensure there is no damage to the ecosystem.

Read more about the pair's seaweed design company on the TOAST Magazine.

Watch

TOAST Creative Residency

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

Each event was inspired by our seasonal campaign Rewilding, connecting individuals and fostering thought. The three-day programme of talks, workshops and live demonstrations from willow weaving and needle tufting to growing your own microgreens and mindful whittling is now available to access on-demand.

View the full programme on-demand



*All donations you make will support:

Crafts Council UK, the national charity for craft. Funds raised will support the work they do to inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. We jointly believe craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals, and, in doing so, will change our world for the better.

Find more information about how you can support Crafts Council and their important work on their website.