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 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



In Our Shops

Menswear Pop Up at TOAST London, Shoreditch

Join us at our London, Shoreditch shop to view our new AW21 Menswear collection from Thu 30 September to Sun 31 October. The collection is both functional and pared-back, with relaxed silhouettes that stand the test of time. Inspired by our connection to the natural world and wild surroundings, each hardwearing garment has been made from considered materials that feel soft to the touch, with a richness in texture. The natural, muted palette is offset by accent pieces in pops of vibrant clementine, lavender and sulphur.

TOAST has commissioned King Owusu, the Ghanaian-British model, artist and illustrator featured in our AW Menswear campaign, to create a piece that will be displayed in store for the duration of the pop up. The piece celebrates our seasonal campaign of rewilding and draws inspiration from his West African heritage and the local communities that surround him.

Visit TOAST London, Shoreditch

Stories through Stitches with Rosalind Wyatt at TOAST Mayfair

Join TOAST and artist Rosalind Wyatt during London Craft Week to explore the concept of rewilding and contribute to a communal mixed media collage. 

Rosalind has worked with calligraphy and textiles for over 20 years. Much of her work is informed by language, philosophy and textile provenance. Using calligraphic marks, textiles, paper and stitchwork, this event aims to encourage creativity and a closer relationship with our environment, as well as honouring materials by reinventing and reusing. 

From Mon 4 October to Fri 8 October drop in to our Mayfair shop to create your own unique piece for the collage, employing poetry, words, texture, colour and pattern inspired by the natural world. Each individual contribution, whether it be made from paper or remnant fabric, stitched, painted or drawn, will become part of the final work that will be exhibited at the end of London Craft Week. Rosalind’s recent body of work exploring collage, calligraphy and cloth, will be on display for the duration of the week serving as inspiration for those taking part.

Visit TOAST Mayfair

House Plant Care with Charlotte Durrant at TOAST Cheltenham

Join Charlotte Durrant from The Aroid Attic plant shop in Cheltenham for a short evening course in caring for your houseplants.

Charlotte will discuss soil mixes and grits that suit each houseplant, as well as how best to take cuttings and repot plants. She will also cover the perfect positioning for each type of plant depending on light and temperature conditions. Tickets cost £10 and include refreshments.

Fri 15 and Fri 22 October, 5.30pm, 2 hours.

 

Wildflower Autumn Bouquets with Shelena Dawood at TOAST Brighton

Join florist Shelena Dawood at our Brighton shop to create a seasonal bouquet using responsibly foraged foliage and wild flowers. During the workshop, Shelena will demonstrate how to arrange the stems to create a beautiful and wild bouquet for you to take home. Tickets cost £20 and include refreshments.

Thu 28 October, 10am or 2pm, 2 hours.

 

A Breakfast Gathering to Celebrate 20 years at TOAST Llandeilo

Join Store Manager Janet Tucker and her team for breakfast to celebrate 20 years of our TOAST Llandeilo shop. Breakfast will be provided by Wright’s Food Emporium and will include a variety of options using locally sourced ingredients. To celebrate our anniversary we will also be giving those who join on the day a chance to win an item from our Autumn Winter collection (terms apply).

Fri 15 October, 9am - 12pm.

 


Virtual Workshops

This season, we have collaborated with a rich roster of inspiring makers to explore Rewilding. We looked to artists, writers and poets who work with and are inspired by nature, creating their own living works through craft and fibre art, sculpture and collage - from wild botanical painting and patchworking to natural dyes and mushroom foraging. Visit #toasttimetomake to see some of the works created by our workshop attendees at home.

Our repair workshops continued to explore sashiko repair and knitwear darning, offering environmentally sustainable solutions to repair, reuse and recycle. To celebrate TOAST Renewal, artist and repairer Molly Martin has led conversations with TOAST Repair Specialists as they discuss the sentimentality of textile repair, the fusion of practicality and creativity, and their hopes for the future of repair.

Our festive programme of workshops and events will be announced in late October.



Past Events | Watch Again

In the Studio with Potter Tim Lake | Time to Make

“I make pots for use and beauty. Pots that will either feed and nourish people in the way they use them, but also visually as well."

Nestled in the Upper Tywi Valley in north-east Carmarthenshire, Wales, is a little village called Cilycwm. It’s here potter Tim Lake lives with his family, working in his studio at the end of the garden.

For this Time to Make, Tim guides us through the process of creating the beaker he has designed for TOAST.

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In the Studio with Rosalind Wyatt | Time to Make

Rosalind Wyatt has worked with calligraphy and textiles for over 20 years and much of her work is informed by language, philosophy and textile provenance. Earlier this year Rosalind hosted a virtual workshop in celebration of word and cloth. This short film demonstrates how she explores the art of handwriting and the role of written communication.

From 4 - 8 October, join TOAST and artist Rosalind Wyatt during London Craft Week to explore the concept of Rewilding and contribute to a communal mixed media collage. Using calligraphic marks and stitchwork, Rosalind will encourage participants to use poetry, words, colour and pattern inspired by the natural world. Each contribution will become part of the exhibited work showcased at the culmination of London Craft Week. Rosalind’s recent body of work will be on display for the duration of the week serving as inspiration for those taking part.

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Molly Martin in Conversation with TOAST Repair Specialist Kay Carr

Join Molly Martin live in conversation with TOAST Repair Specialist, Kay Clark. During the conversation they will discuss Kay's journey into textile repair, as well as her learnings from different cultures working with textiles, including women weavers in the mountains of Peru. Kay 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.