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 also 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 TOAST Live events or watch our past shows.



In Our Shops

Festive Wreath Making

Join a festive wreath making workshop in your nearest TOAST Shop with a local florist.

Create a wreath to hang on your door or as you wish, using fresh foliage and dried decorative adornments. The wreath will be structured around a large brass hoop, which you will be able to reuse year after year. Each wreath will be finished with a hand-dyed silk ribbon.

We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies for you to enjoy throughout the workshop. Tickets cost £40 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK. Workshops will last for 2 hours.

TOAST Cambridge - Mon 6 December, 4.30pm. Sold Out

TOAST Cheltenham - Tue 7 December, 6pm. Sold Out

TOAST Edinburgh - Fri 26 November, 3pm. Register

TOAST Harrogate - Tue 30 November, 10am or 2pm. Register

TOAST Llandeilo - Fri 26 November, 11am or 2pm. Register

TOAST London, Chelsea - Tue 30 November, 2.30pm. Register

TOAST London, Marylebone - Sun 5 December, 12pm. Sold Out

TOAST London, Mayfair - Sun 5 December, 3pm. Sold Out

TOAST London, Notting Hill - Fri 26 November, 3.30pm. Sold Out

TOAST London, Shoreditch - Thu 2 December, 6pm. Sold Out

TOAST Marlow - Thu 9 December, 5.30pm. Register

TOAST Oxford - Wed 1 December, 6pm. Sold Out

TOAST Shepton Mallet, Kilver Court - Thu 2 December, 2pm. Register

TOAST York - Tue 7 December, 6pm. Register

Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Join us in store for a festive refreshment and to wrap your TOAST gifts in our sustainably sourced Nepalese lokta paper, handcrafted by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley. The lokta fibre grows in abundance in Nepal and has long been used to make traditional paper, without the use of trees. Your gift will be wrapped in ecru and red paper with a block-printed pattern, tied neatly with string.

Sat 27 & Sun 28 November, in all TOAST Shops.

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Complimentary gift wrapping is available on full price purchases on Sat 27 & Sun 28 November. We are unable to wrap New Makers items, gift cards, coats, hampers, baskets, blankets, quilts, rugs, large glassware and ceramics, pans, hanging nests, bee logs and watering cans.

Leatherwork Demonstration by Bonner Leather at TOAST Cheltenham

Jeremy and Carla Bonner work together designing and making their leather goods just outside Cirencester. They are inspired by modern product design and architecture as well as artisanal craft. Drop in to watch them demonstrate traditional leatherwork techniques.

Fri 3 & Sat 4 December, 11am to 4pm.

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Calligraphy Gift Tags by Stephanie Gill at TOAST Richmond and TOAST Marlow

Join us for complimentary gift wrapping and to receive a handwritten calligraphy gift tag by Stephanie from Studio Gill with any purchase on the day.

We will also be serving mulled wine and mince pies.

TOAST London, Richmond - Fri 3 December, 10am - 1pm. Visit

TOAST Marlow - Sun 5 December, 11am - 3pm. Visit

Complimentary gift wrapping is available on full price purchases on Fri 3 December at TOAST London, Richmond & Sun 5 December at TOAST Marlow. We are unable to wrap New Makers items, gift cards, coats, hampers, baskets, blankets, quilts, rugs, large glassware and ceramics, pans, hanging nests, bee logs and watering cans.

Hand Printing & Mark Marking with Kate Semple at TOAST York

Kate Semple is a York-based graphic designer, artist and illustrator whose work is rooted in printmaking, collage and drawing. Kate will guide you through the possibilities of print and mark making onto paper using natural, found materials. With a palette of festive jewel colours you will make your own sheet of hand-printed gift wrap, greetings cards and gift tags.

We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies for you to enjoy throughout the workshop. Tickets cost £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Sat 4 December, 11am, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm, 1 hour.

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Furoshiki Block Printing at TOAST London, Chelsea

Join textile printer and illustrator Millie Sandy to explore the art of block printing, a technique that traces back hundreds of years. Millie will guide you through producing a set of two block-printed furoshiki wrapping cloths that can be used and re-used to wrap gifts or to store items, a custom that traces back to the Edo period in Japan.

We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies for you to enjoy throughout the workshop. Tickets are £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Wed 15 December, 10am, 2 hours.

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Live Folk Music at TOAST Cheltenham

Liz Lewis is a Cheltenham-based folk musician, playing guitar and violin. Drop in to enjoy some live folk music.

Fri 17 December, 1 - 3pm.

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Foraged Herbal Bath Salt Making at TOAST Bath

Alyssa Ray, herbalist from Holy Water Apothecary, will guide you through creating a relaxing herbal bath soak as a gift for yourself or others this Christmas. The herbs that Alyssa has collected have all been sustainably sourced and dried to preserve their fragrance and beneficial properties, which she will talk about during the evening. A selection of salts and seasonal botanical ingredients including eucalyptus, juniper, rosehip will be provided, as well as a beautiful jar and honeycomb sea sponge.

We will be serving two bitter-based cocktails for you to enjoy during the workshop, one chai and vanilla, the other rosemary, juniper and orange. There will also be a non-alcoholic option available. Tickets are £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Fri 17 December, 6pm, 2 hours.

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Transient Flow | An Installation by Frida Kim at TOAST Mayfair

Frida Kim is a London-based floral artist and teacher. Her arrangements are inspired by the beauty of imperfections and the ephemeral nature of flowers, with depth and warmth created through subtle tones and textures.

Frida has created a delicate sculpture rooted in our seasonal theme of Rewilding. The piece is constructed from dry, fragile materials that act as a symbol for veins and blood flow, being both delicate and resilient. “The themes behind my piece are reconnecting with our roots and resetting, both on a personal and interpersonal level,” she says. The interconnected structure incorporates dry flowers and tumbleweed, bringing a sense of lightness.

The sculpture will be in store until Christmas.

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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.

Traditional Polish Paper Decorations with Karolina Merska

Join art historian, pajaki maker and founder of Folka, Karolina Merska, to learn the craft of making traditional Polish paper decorations. During this workshop Karolina will teach you how to make a kalinka and hedgehog pom-pom made of layers of hand-twisted tissue paper. Made by country women as decorations for their homes, they symbolise health and happiness. Today the tradition of making paper decorations is practised less and less, but Karolina keeps this tradition alive. Tickets cost £15 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 25 November, 7pm GMT (8pm CET / 2pm EST), 2 hours.

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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*.

Tue 30 November, 6pm GMT (7pm CET / 1pm EST), 1 hour 15 mins.

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Recycled Metallic Decorations with Jess Wheeler

Join designer and artist Jess Wheeler in making festive decorations using recycled packaging, inspired by winter foliage. The metallic interior of the packaging can be upcycled to create a leaf design that reflects the light. The decorations can be hung, placed on a table or gifted. Tickets cost £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Thu 2 December, 6pm GMT (7pm CET / 1pm EST), 1 hour 30 mins.

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Woven Darning with Molly Martin

Join textile repairer Molly Martin to learn the basics of darning. During this workshop you will be guided through the traditional practice of repairing clothing 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. 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*.

Tue 7 December, 6pm GMT (7pm CET / 1pm EST), 1 hour 15 mins.

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Collaged Christmas Cards & Wrapping from Waste with Isabel Fletcher

Join textile designer Isabel Fletcher to make collaged Christmas cards and wrapping from scrap materials such as paper, fabrics and packaging. Begin saving foil sweet wrappers and colourful fabric scraps to incorporate into your pieces. Tickets cost £10 and 20% of the ticket price will be donated* to Crafts Council UK.

Wed 8 December, 6pm GMT (7pm CET / 1pm EST), 1 hour 30 mins.

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Past Events | Watch Again

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

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. As part of London Craft Week this year, Rosalind encouraged visitors to our Mayfair shop to contribute to a mixed media collage, which was showcased at the close of the week. This short film demonstrates how she explores the art of handwriting and the role of written communication.

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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.