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.
In Our Shops
Join us in store for a seasonal drink to celebrate the launch of our Autumn collection.
Sat 21 - Sun 22 August
Check opening times for your local TOAST Shop.
Excludes TOAST Edinburgh
TOAST Circle Weekends
TOAST Circle is a clothes swapping initiative which allows us to foster a more conscious, thoughtful and circular lifestyle. You can find TOAST Circle in our Bath, Edinburgh, London Mayfair, London Notting Hill and Oxford shops year-round. During August and September we are also hosting clothes swapping weekends in all of our other shops to connect local communities and cultivate longevity. You can bring back worn TOAST garments, share their stories, and exchange them for others to cherish and take home.
TOAST Cambridge, Fri 27 - Mon 30 August
TOAST Cheltenham, Fri 13 - Sun 15 August
TOAST Harrogate, Fri 13 August - Sun 15 August
TOAST Llandeilo, Fri 20 August - Sun 22 August
TOAST Shepton Mallett, Kilver Court, Fri 27 - Mon 30 August
TOAST York, Fri 20 - Sun 22 August
TOAST & Tom of Holland
TOAST has collaborated with Tom of Holland, a Brighton-based textile artist at the forefront of the mending movement, for an exhibition and workshop during Shoreditch Design Triangle.
For our Autumn Winter 2021 Collection, Tom has reimagined a selection of TOAST shirts, breathing new life into each. Embroidered with silk and cotton threads and rows of intricate repeat stitches, each shirt will be entirely unique. The bespoke pieces are accompanied by a label detailing the techniques Tom has used. Each shirt will be available for purchase from the installation. Visit TOAST Shoreditch to view the collaboration from Wed 1 - Sun 26 September.
Tom will also be leading a hand-stitching workshop at TOAST Shoreditch to demonstrate different stitching techniques for repair. You can join us in-person or online. In-person tickets cost £25, online tickets cost £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Sat 18 September, 10.30am or 2pm BST, 2 hours.
Sat 18 September, 10.30am BST (11:30am CEST / 7.30pm AEST), 2 hours.
Sat 18 September, 2pm BST (3pm CEST / 9am EDT), 2 hours.
TOAST New Makers Exhibition
The TOAST New Makers Programme supports makers of all disciplines at the beginning of their artistic journey. From traditionally woven baskets made from British willow to hemp and lime vessels, all of the pieces created by the makers are made by hand and will be made to order. Over the next couple of months, you can view our New Makers Collection in our Bath, Edinburgh, London Mayfair, London Notting Hill, London Shoreditch and Oxford shops.
Nature Surrounds | A Series of Walks, Talks & Workshops
Urban Rewilding with Maya Thomas
Join herbologist, chef and gardener Maya Thomas, of The Modern Herbal, for a series of walks nearby our Shoreditch and Hampstead shops to discover wild and healing plants growing in an urban environment. Maya will discuss many plants that we consider to be weeds, knowledge of their historic uses and how we can reimagine the role they play in our lives. Tickets cost £25 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated to SUGi, a global community creating ultra-dense biodiverse forests in urban environments.
Fri 13 August, 2pm BST, 2 hours.
Sat 21 August, 10am BST, 2 hours.
Foraging Walks and Outdoor Cooking with John Wright and Xanthe Gladstone
TOAST have brought together foraging expert and author John Wright, and chef, grower and Director of Food & Food Sustainability, Xanthe Gladstone, to host a rewilding and foraging experience at the Hawarden Estate in North Wales. John will guide you on a foraging walk to safely identify wild plants and mushrooms and explain how they can be used. Following the walk, Xanthe will lead an outdoor cooking demonstration, using the foraged ingredients and a selection of homegrown veg from the garden. You will then have the opportunity to try the unique flavours together in the walled garden. Tickets cost £50 and include a 10% discount on our Foraging Hamper. 20% of the ticket price will be donated to SUGi, a global community creating ultra-dense biodiverse forests in urban environments.
Hawarden Estate, North Wales
Fri 20 August, 10.30am or 3pm BST, 3 hours.
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.
Wild Botanical Painting with Jess Wheeler
Join designer and artist Jess Wheeler for a wild botanical painting workshop inspired by traditional European folk art. Prior to the workshop, you will need to take a walk outside to collect a selection of flowers from your surroundings. Jess will encourage you to explore your selection of botanicals through colour, texture and shape, guiding you through a series of drawing exercises, which can then be used to develop into patterns. After exploring your subject matter, you will be introduced to a range of painting techniques to be utilised in each motif, developing your botanical pattern into a decorative final piece. This workshop is suitable for those that are new to pattern design but have experience of drawing techniques and wish to build their confidence. Tickets cost £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Fri 30 July, 10am BST (11am CEST / 7pm AEST), 1 hour 30 mins.
Cotton & Linen Repairs with Molly Martin
Join textile repairer 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 be a fraying pillow case, a torn tea towel or simply a linen garment that needs some care. Using patches made from reclaimed materials, Molly will demonstrate how to repair both small and large holes and tears using traditional techniques that have been inspired by Indian Kantha stitching and Japanese sashiko repair. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation*.
Wed 11 August, 6pm BST (7pm CEST / 1pm EDT), 1 hour 15 mins.
Working with Waste | Textiles and Natural Dyes with Isabel Fletcher
Join textile designer Isabel Fletcher for a workshop exploring textile manipulation, arrangement and the potential of natural dyes to create functional works of art. During this workshop you will discover how textile waste can be used as the starting point for design. From appliqué and button-making to quilting and natural dyeing, the varied techniques will demonstrate how to incorporate waste into everyday sewing projects. You will consider placement, shape, and stitch to create intricate textiles and learn how salvaged food waste such as avocado stones and onion skins can create a rich range of colours adding another dimension to your work. This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and those with sewing experience. Tickets cost £15 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Thu 12 August, 6pm BST (7pm CEST / 1pm EDT), 2 hours.
Paper Pulp Sculptures with Aude Arago
Join TOAST New Maker Aude Arago to create a paper pulp sculpture using waste materials from the home. During this workshop you will be guided through a series of spontaneous drawing exercises exploring simple volumes and negative space. With a focus on developing your intuition and removing pressure to achieve a certain result, you will then use a range of building techniques to hand-build organic and gestural forms using paper pulp. Aude will also share how you might go on to cover the piece with different materials, such as paint, clay and lime. This workshop is suitable for those that are new to hand-building sculptures, but also those who wish to develop their existing skills. Tickets cost £15 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Tue 17 August, 6pm BST (7pm CEST / 1pm EDT), 1 hour 30 mins.
Knitwear Darning with Molly Martin
Join textile repairer Molly Martin to learn the basics of knitwear darning. During this workshop you will be guided through the traditional practice of repairing your knitwear through darning. After learning about this age-old technique, you will be invited to join Molly and begin a repair on your own cherished item, from knitted socks and jumpers to blankets and homewares. Following this you will have the opportunity to ask questions about mending. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation*.
Wed 25 August, 7pm BST (8pm CEST / 2pm EDT), 1 hour 15 mins.
Upcoming on Instagram
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.
Fri 30 July, 12pm BST (1pm CEST / 9pm AEST).
Live on Instagram
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.
Available on IGTV on Thu 12 August.
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.
Available on IGTV on Fri 20 August.
Rewilding the Kitchen with Maya Thomas | Time to Make
Join herbologist, chef and gardener Maya Thomas as she shares two summer recipes focusing on the benefits of the fragrant herb, rosemary. Along with demonstrating how to make a rosemary pesto and a rosemary lemonade, Maya will share her insights into the health and wellbeing benefits of this particular herb. Maya is a graduate of the Herbology Diploma at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where she specialised in herbs for women’s health, and the bitter taste. Maya subsequently worked in herb gardens across the country, gaining experience at Weleda, Chelsea Physic Garden and Soho Farmhouse, where she worked closely with organic grower Anna Greenland. Maya is also a Ballymaloe trained chef.
Available on IGTV on Thu 26 August.
Past Events | Watch Again
A Foraged Recipe by Xanthe Gladstone | Time to Make
Xanthe Gladstone is a chef, organic grower and sustainability advocate based in North Wales. Through her cooking and talks, Xanthe demonstrates the positive effects that the right food choices can have on ourselves and our environment. Xanthe guides us through a simple summer vegetable broth recipe, which can be adapted to use a variety of vegetables abundant locally to you. She will also share tips on how to eat more sustainably in an accessible way and the benefits of eating seasonally with vegetables from her own garden.
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 pattern mixing and updated workwear, to bright florals and transitional layering, our latest Styling Conversations provides interactive guidance and tips to create unique combinations for everyday wear.
A Live Conversation with Julius Arthur
Join us live in conversation with 2019 TOAST New Maker Julius Arthur of House of Quinn as we discuss his debut book, Modern Quilting. During the conversation we will discuss the inspiration behind the book, from traditional quilting techniques and ethical sourcing to modern textile compositions and material sustainability. Julius will share tips on textile projects that can be easily executed at home and discuss how the revival of traditional techniques can be taught, shared and used today.
In the Studio with Lucy Augé | Time to Make
Bath-based artist Lucy Augé creates vignettes of nature that waver between abstraction and representation. As part of our Time to Make series, we follow Lucy in her studio, shadowing the creative process behind her unique greeting card collection for TOAST. From Lucy’s original observational etchings, to the printing of each card in Somerset by Opal Print, the immersive film provides a study into the craftsmanship, time and detail behind her practice.
Summer Silhouettes| Styling Conversations with TOAST
Join us for our latest conversation, as we share key pieces from our Summer collection and discuss how to wear and layer each look. Considering colour and texture, and using a range of garments we will present versatile outfits, working to a range of proportions and silhouettes. From pairing separates and bold pops of colour, to summer trousers and versatile dresses, our latest Styling Conversations aims to provide interactive guidance and tips, giving viewers the confidence to invent unique, comfortable and creative combinations for everyday wear.
*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.