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.
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.
Eternally Yours at Somerset House, London
This summer we are taking part in the Somerset House show Eternally Yours, a free exhibition exploring ideas around repair, care and healing.
A display of works from participating artists using remnant TOAST materials explores the concept of repair. From sculptural furniture by Tom Collison and reconstructed garments by Isabel Fletcher and Amy Goacher, to imaginatively repaired ceramics by Bridget Harvey and kantha-stitched textiles by Ekta Kaul, each piece is an expression of creative mending and repurposing techniques.
Alongside this, we are hosting a series of workshops and mending consultations. Tickets for these individual events can be booked via Somerset House.
Thu 16 June - Sun 25 September.
Last season, we collaborated with a roster of inspiring makers to explore our collection theme, Elemental Compositions. We looked to artists, craft makers and natural dyers who are inspired by nature. Our virtual workshops covered a range of topics, from patchworking, collaging and natural dyeing to pickling and fermentation. To celebrate TOAST Renewal, we continued our mending workshops with TOAST Repair Specialist Jessica Smulders-Cohen, exploring Swiss darning and ceramic repair.
If you missed a workshop, you can catch up on-demand. Visit #TOASTtimetomake on Instagram to see some of the works created by our workshop attendees at home.
Thanks to your generosity at our events so far this year, we have donated over £6,000 for Crafts Council UK, helping to support the work they do to inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. We look forward to you joining us for more inspiring events.
Our early Autumn programme will be announced in August.
In Our Shops
Between Seasons Collection Launch
Join us at your local TOAST Shop for a seasonal drink to celebrate the launch of our new collection.
Capturing our seasonal theme, A Canvas of Expression, expect fluid silhouettes with loose neck-tie shirts, wide-leg trousers and dresses with painterly prints, alongside handmade homewares with natural irregularities for a feeling of experimentation.
Sat 2 - Sun 3 July
Botanical Embroidery with Rosemary Milner at TOAST Mayfair
Join textile designer Rosemary Milner for a botanical embroidery workshop. Rosemary will be teaching basic stitching techniques including chain stitch, French knots and stab stitch, to embellish a linen sampler screenprinted with a botanical illustration. The finished piece can be framed or used in a quilt after the workshop.
Materials and tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring remnant fabrics to use. This workshop is suitable for beginners and also those who wish to develop their existing skills.
Tickets cost £15. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Fri 15 July, 2pm - 5pm.
Past Events | Watch Again
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.
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.
Studio Kettle | Time to Make
Alex Jones designs, cuts and makes hats and bags for his label Studio Kettle in Hull, Yorkshire, inspired by the history of the port city. The weather is often cold and windy, and so the textiles used are hardwearing and protective, such as waxed cotton.
For this Time to Make, Alex creates one of his signature pint bags and explores the banks of the River Humber. Alex cuts the waxed canvas by hand, then sews the pieces together using topstitching to ensure they will last.
Read more about Alex's process on the TOAST Magazine.
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.
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.
*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.