Events On-Demand

Rooted in our seasonal concepts, TOAST Virtual Workshops bring together our community of creative individuals through craft. The talks and workshops we host are now available to watch on-demand.

50% of on-demand sales will be donated by TOAST to Crafts Council UK, the national charity for craft. Funds raised will support the work they do to inspire making, empower people through learning and nurture craft businesses. We are proud to be an advocate for their projects, which are focused on social justice, environmental responsibility and talent development in the craft sector.

Once you have purchased access, you will receive an email with a link to the video recording.

TOAST Virtual Workshops

Patchworking by Hand with Lauren MacDonald

Join Lauren MacDonald, founder of textiles studio Working Cloth, as she shares techniques for patchworking by hand. During this workshop, you will learn how to create a traditional log cabin patchwork section, as well as explore improvisational piecing.

2 hours, £5.
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Collage and Stitching with Debby Weiss

Join California-based artist Debby Weiss as she shares techniques for improvisational collage and stitching. During the workshop, you will learn how to create collage pieces using scrap fabrics.

2 hours, £5.
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Ceramic Repair with Jessica Smulders-Cohen

Join our repair specialist Jessica Smulders-Cohen to learn the basics of kintsugi (translating from Japanese to “golden joinery”) – the ancient art of mending ceramics with lacquer dusted with gold. This workshop is suitable for beginners and free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation* to Crafts Council UK and Choose Love Ukraine Crisis.

1 hour 30 mins. Free.
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Swiss Darning with Jessica Smulders-Cohen

Join our repair specialist Jessica Smulders-Cohen to learn the basics of Swiss darning. During this workshop you will be guided through the embroidery stitch process using a darning needle and colourful wool yarns, allowing you to mend holes in knitted garments and homewares. This workshop is suitable for beginners and free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation* to Crafts Council UK and Choose Love Ukraine Crisis.

1 hour 30 mins. Free.
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Still Life Drawing with Molly Martin and Ellie Jauncey

Join artist Molly Martin and florist Ellie Jauncey, founder of Ede Flowers for a still life drawing workshop. Ellie sets up an inspiring floral display, while Molly guides you through drawing techniques. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

1 hour 15 mins. £5.
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Natural Dyeing Discussion with Kathryn Davey

Join Kathryn Davey, a natural dyer based in Dublin, for an overview of her dyeing process and the seasonal plants you can use. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

1 hour 20 mins. £5.
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Mindful Movement with Naomi Annand

Join Naomi Annand, author and founder of Yoga on the Lane, to explore breath-led sequences of mindful yoga. Naomi shares sequences to support the nurturing of yourself and others. This workshop is suitable for all levels and ages.

1 hour 15 mins. £5.
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Block Printing with Louisa Loakes in partnership with Charleston

Join south London-based textile artist Louisa Loakes for a block printing virtual workshop. She demonstrates how to create carved lino blocks which can be used to make patterns on fabrics. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

2 hours 30 mins. £5.
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Flower Pressing with Ellie Jauncey from Ede

Join Ellie Jauncey, founder of floral studio Ede, for a flower pressing virtual workshop. Following a demonstration, she shares suggestions for creating decorative pieces such as artworks and cards. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

1 hour 15 mins. £5.
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Block Printing using Iron Mordants with Maggie Pate

Join textile artist and natural dyer Maggie Pate for a virtual workshop on block-printing using iron mordants. She demonstrates how to block print on fabric and how to fix these patterns, in preparation before a natural dye bath. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

1 hour 30 mins. £5.
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