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.


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.

Papier-Mâché Vase Making with Kate Semple

Image credit India Hobson

Join us online with British artist Kate Semple for a papier-mâché vase-making workshop. In keeping with our seasonal theme, Everyday Theatre, Kate will share how to construct papier-mâché vessels using everyday objects and recycled materials, and how to decorate them with paint.

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

Thu 28 September, 6pm BST, 2 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 3am AEST Tue 26 September)


Woven Darning with Emily Mae Martin

Join us online with TOAST Repair specialist Emily Mae Martin for a woven darning workshop. In celebration of our TOAST Circle pop-up at TOAST London, Notting Hill, Emily will share how to repair damaged garments with decorative woven darns using playful colours and motifs. This workshop is suitable for beginners and free to attend.

Tue 10 October, 6pm BST, 1.5 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 11 October 3am AEST)


Working with Waste, Creative Repairs with Isabel Fletcher

Join us online with textile artist and friend of TOAST Isabel Fletcher for a ‘working with waste’ textile repair workshop. In celebration of our TOAST Circle pop-up in TOAST London, Notting Hill, Isabel will share how discarded fabrics can be used as the starting point for design and creative repair.

Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to TRAID.

Thu 12 October, 6pm BST, 2 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 13 October 3am AEST)


TOAST Circle Pop-Up at TOAST London, Notting Hill

Join us to celebrate the first event of its kind bringing all of our circular initiatives into one space. From Thu 5 October, a ten-day programme of events will take place at TOAST London, Notting Hill.

A display of works from TOAST Repair specialists and past artist collaborations explore the concepts of creative mending, reuse and repurposing techniques. Alongside our exhibition, join us for Repair workshops including sashiko repair, knitwear darning and a special Icelandic reading and repair workshop hosted by craft and circularity advocate Katie Treggiden. You can learn more about our charity partner TRAID, connect with our community at a TOAST Exchange swapping event, shop our latest collections of creatively revived and previously loved pieces, and donate your preloved TOAST items to extend their journey.

The pop-up will explore circular techniques through the lens of sustainability, culture, wellbeing and storytelling. Join us to discover the varied ways in which we foster longevity, celebrate the art of repair and connect with our community over treasured pieces.

Icelandic Reading & Repair with Katie Treggiden

Join craft and circularity advocate Katie Treggiden for a special Icelandic reading and repair workshop as part of our Circle pop-up. Katie’s book, Broken: Mending and Repair in a Throwaway World, celebrates the artists, curators, menders and re-makers who reject the culture of throwaway and instead favour the stories and longevity of care and repair. Alongside this group of pioneers, through six essays the book explores the cultural, societal and environmental roles of repair in a fast and disposable world.

This workshop combines repair workshops, a reading and Q&A. Inspired by the Icelandic tradition of kvöldvaka, the audience is warmly invited to bring their own mending projects to work on throughout the morning as Katie reads. All materials will be provided and there will be an opportunity to purchase Broken: Mending and Repair in a Throwaway world on the day.

Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to TRAID.

Fri 6 October, 11am - 1pm.


Repair Consultations

TOAST Repair is our free mending service that brings new life to your worn TOAST garments. Whether darned, reworked or visibly mended using techniques like sashiko repair, a garment that has been given a new chapter continues to tell a story of the wearer.

For the duration of our pop-up, TOAST Repair specialists will be available for free drop-in consultations between 10am and 6pm every day.

Thu 5 October - Sun 15 October, 10am - 6pm.


Sashiko Repair with TOAST Repair Specialists

Join TOAST Repair specialists to discover the art of visible mending. During this workshop, they will show you how to repair and restore your beloved woven garments or home textiles – whether it’s a fraying pillow case, a torn tea towel or simply a linen or cotton garment that needs some care.

Using patches made from reclaimed TOAST materials, our team will demonstrate how to mend both small and large holes and tears using traditional Japanese sashiko repair.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend. All materials will be provided. Bring an item to repair if you would like to or you will be able to practise the technique on a sample.

Sat 7 October, 11am - 1pm.


Sat 14 October, 2pm - 4pm.


Knitwear Darning with TOAST Repair Specialists

Join TOAST Repair specialists, to learn the basics of knitwear darning. During this workshop you will be guided through the traditional practice of repairing your knitwear through a traditional woven darning technique. After learning about the technique, you will be invited to begin a repair on your own cherished item, from knitted socks and jumpers to blankets and homewares.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend. All materials will be provided. Bring a knitted item to repair if you would like to or you will be able to practise the technique on a sample.

Tue 10 October, 4pm - 6pm.


Thu 12 October, 11am -1pm.


TOAST Exchange Swapping Events

Swap a TOAST item you’ve cherished for another. Bring up to five worn TOAST garments to trade for tokens, which will then be assessed by our shop teams. Browse the pre-worn rails and exchange them for others to cherish and take home. Each item features a story label detailing its history from the previous wearer.

Thu 5 October, 5pm - 8pm.
Sun 8 October, 12pm - 5pm.
Wed 11 October, 5pm - 8pm.


In Our Shops

Everyday Theatre | Installations by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

To celebrate the launch of our new Autumn Winter collection, Everyday Theatre, we have commissioned Oxfordshire-based interdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck to create a series of textiles for our shop windows.

Johanna’s tent-like installations are constructed from naturally dyed panels partly composed using unwanted fabrics. For these new panels, she also included leftover fabric from our pattern room.

Rooted in her reflections on environmental issues related to food waste, Johanna has created curtain-like panels, dyed using the peelings and pit of fruits and vegetables that she and her family consumed, plants mostly grown on her allotment plots, as well as brewed tea and herbs.

Fri 1 - Sat 30 September.


The window installations will be in the following shops: Cambridge, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Kilver, London (Chelsea and Notting Hill), Oxford, Marlow and York.

Pictured: Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, Takeshi Hayatsu, Jatinder Singh Durhailay, Penser, Manger, Partager II, 2022. Commissioned by Deptford X. Photos by Corey Bartle-Sanderson.

Winter Menswear Collection Launch

Join us in our shops for a seasonal drink to celebrate the launch of our new Winter Menswear collection. Expect relaxed tailoring in supple organic cotton cord and Italian seersucker wool, bold intarsia striped knits in Donegal-spun wool and straight-leg denim crafted in Japan, all inspired by our seasonal theme of Everyday Theatre.

Sat 30 September & Sun 1 October at all shops stocking Menswear.
Sat 30 September at TOAST Llandeilo (closed Sun).


Artist in Residence, Ruth End at TOAST Cheltenham

Join us at TOAST Cheltenham to view work by Ruth End, whose over the past 30 years has been using a printing technique known as ‘Pochoir’ – a French term for a hand-printed stencil, especially popular in the 19th and early 20th century.

Ruth hand-cuts stencils from an acetate sheet for each image she creates. Then, with an assortment of brushes and sponges, Ruth builds up layers of colour and texture. The nature of the technique means that there are usually between five and twenty prints in any edition.

When Ruth is not printing she likes to walk. Repeated walking and viewing familiar routes can reveal things that can be missed at first. The changing seasons and light can mean that one particular configuration of shapes can suddenly appear and become significant, providing inspiration for her work.

Fri 6 - Sat 30 October.


Textile Exhibition & Embroidery Workshop with Madeleine Heath at TOAST London, Shoreditch

TOAST London, Shoreditch, will be showcasing the sculptural textile work of London-based artist Madeleine Heath. The exhibition will touch on textile waste and sustainability within the industry alongside historical and political expression through textile mediums.

Madeleine will also be holding an embroidery workshop of stitched poetry or expression onto found handkerchiefs. Tickets cost £20. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

Thu 12 - Thu 26 October.

Sun 22 October, 10am -12pm.

Interludes | A Ceramics Exhibition at TOAST Bath

TOAST Bath will be showcasing the ceramic work of Somerset-based ceramicist Esther Rogers of Studio Roge this October. The exhibition, titled ‘Interludes,’ will feature five hand-built stoneware vessels, each piece exploring the relationship between function and form in an irreverent and expressive manner.

Meet Esther in store on Saturday 21 October from 11am - 4pm, where she will demonstrate her process and give an insight into the ancient craft of hand-building.

Fri 20 October - Fri 3 November.

Monoprinting with Victoria Snazell at TOAST Brighton

Join Brighton-based artist Victoria Snazell for a monoprinting workshop inspired by our seasonal theme Everyday Theatre. Victoria will craft a still life out of playful objects to draw from and then demonstrate different possibilities to create monoprints using stencils, mark-making and by working directly into the ink. You will create a series of prints to take home.

Tickets cost £25 and include all materials. Refreshments and aprons will be provided.

Wed 25 October, 11am - 1pm.

Swiss Darning with Emily Martin at TOAST Edinburgh

Join Repair specialist Emily Martin at our Edinburgh shop to learn the Swiss darning technique and breathe new life into your knitwear. The knit stitch method, also known as duplicate stitching, is typically used to reinforce thinning or threadbare knitwear but can also be used to refresh and bring interest to an old garment.

Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along a piece of knitwear that you would like to revive.

Fri 27 October, 2 - 4pm.

Past Events | Watch Again

Arroz Con Cosas with The Little Cooking Pot | Time to Make

For this Time to Make, Sarah Cotterell and Aitana Infante of The Little Cooking Pot prepare Arroz Con Cosas, a family recipe that can use different vegetables as they come into season.

“Growing up in a mountain village in the region of Valencia, rice was a main staple on Aitana’s family table,” Sarah says. “Keeping paella and other more elaborate dishes for the weekend, this simple recipe of Arroz Con Cosas was a weekday express solution for her busy parents.”

Find the full recipe on the TOAST Magazine.


Matt Pasmore of Willow Pottery | Time to Make

Matt Pasmore has led Bath-based Willow Pottery since 2009, but has been orbiting the business much longer – he began working on Saturdays there as a teenager.

For this Time to Make, Matt creates nesting bowls. After being thrown from terracotta clay from Stoke-on-Trent, they are bisque fired inside each other in the kiln, separated by specific blocks Matt created to save space, creating sculptural towers.

Read more about the pottery and process on the TOAST Magazine.


Rebecca Williams | Time to Make

Ceramicist Rebecca Williams has been slowly gathering driftwood on the shoreline at Emsworth harbour, a five minute walk from her house.

For this Time to Make, Rebecca creates ceramic spoons with driftwood handles. Creating the spoons is a lengthy process, governed by the tempestuous nature of the sea and what it chooses to offer up.

Read more about Rebecca’s process on the TOAST Magazine.


*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.