Events & Workshops

Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of virtual events, talks and workshops.

All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and microphone - or you can use your tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using a WiFi connection to avoid data charges.

Please register using the links below to confirm your place.


Virtual Workshops

Cotton & Linen Repairs with Molly Martin

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, but we are suggesting a voluntary donation*.

Tue 19 Jan, 10am GMT (11am CET), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Thu 4 Feb, 4pm GMT (5pm CET, 11am EST), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Denim Repairs with Molly Martin

Denim Repairs with Molly Martin

Denim is a sturdy and durable material that can last a lifetime if it is cared for well. It has a distinct twill weave, and its double set of yarns make denim extremely hard wearing. In the first of our denim repair workshops, artist and professional textile restorer Molly Martin will show you how to effectively repair your most beloved denim garments. Using traditional stitching methods like Japanese sashiko repair, Molly will show you how to mend tears, fix pockets and tend to torn knee holes, whilst discussing some helpful ways to wash and care for your denim. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend, but we are suggesting a voluntary donation*.

Wed 27 Jan, 4pm GMT (5pm CET, 11am EST), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Wed 10 Feb, 10am GMT (11am CET), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Silk Repairs with Molly Martin

Silk Repairs with Molly Martin

In the first of our silk repair workshops, professional textile repairer Molly Martin will demonstrate how to repair and reinforce the most fragile and delicate of fabrics, no matter how bad the damage. Using hand stitching skills derived from traditional methods from India, Molly will talk you through some simple patching techniques, explaining the best stitches to use and the tools you will need. You can either practice your stitching skills with Molly on a sample piece of fabric or work directly onto a damaged garment to begin your repair. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is free to attend, but we are suggesting a voluntary donation*.

Wed 3 Feb, 10am GMT (11am CET), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Wed 17 Feb, 4pm GMT (5pm CET, 11am EST), 1 hour 15 mins.
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Time to Make

A Winter Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bettina Campolucci Bordi | Time To Make

A Winter Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bettina Campolucci Bordi | Time To Make

Watch chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi prepare a wholesome and comforting dish of pumpkin gnocchi to welcome in the new year. Observed in Italy from an older Nonna of the family, Bettina’s recipe is a homage to winter ingredients, and will be served with a delicious pesto that can be generously ladled on top. All of Bettina’s colourful recipes channel the positive effects that plant-based cooking can have on our wellbeing, whilst celebrating simple and accessible ingredients. The full recipe will be available on the TOAST Magazine.

AVAILABLE ON IGTV ON THU 14 JANUARY


Past Events | Watch Again


Buttermilk Pancakes with Smoked Pine Syrup | Time To Make

Buttermilk Pancakes with Smoked Pine Syrup | Time To Make

Watch food and travel writer Cliodhna Prendergast of Lens & Larder prepare a seasonal and festive breakfast over a campfire in the woodlands of Connemara. As an avid forager, Cliodhna often cooks outdoors with wild and local ingredients, with a real connection to her natural surroundings on the West coast of Ireland. Cliodhna’s fresh smoked pine syrup will be served over a set of light buttermilk pancakes that can be enjoyed over the winter months to come. The full buttermilk pancake recipe will be available on the TOAST Magazine.

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A Thanksgiving Salad with Fanny Singer | Time to Make

A Thanksgiving Salad with Fanny Singer | Time to Make

Watch writer, art critic and co-founder of design brand, Permanent Collection, Fanny Singer as she shares with us her mother's Thanksgiving salad of bitter greens, sliced persimmon, pomegranate and toasted hazelnuts. Fanny has always had an aptitude for honouring ingredients, savouring seasonal flavours and sharing culinary experiences. At the beginning of the year, she published her poignant story of a life defined and enriched by cooking, Always Home: A Daughter's Culinary Memoir. The full winter salad recipe is available on the TOAST Magazine.

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Alphabet Wrapping Paper with Rachel Hazell | Time to Make

Alphabet Wrapping Paper with Rachel Hazell | Time to Make

Watch teacher and author Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder, share her way of creating personalised wrapping paper for friends and family, from her Edinburgh-based studio. During this tutorial, Rachel will guide you through the creative process of covering sheets of brown paper with contrasting patterns of loose and looping letters, giving way to the rhythm of repetition of lines. Rachel will also demonstrate how to fold a mini-envelope from your practice materials to use as a name tag. The demonstration will be available to watch on Instagram TV, and the full alphabet wrapping paper guide is available on the TOAST Magazine.

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In the Studio with Emily Nixon | Time to Make

In the Studio with Emily Nixon | Time to Make

At dawn, on a stretch of Cornish shore between Newlyn and Marazion on Mount’s Bay, is where jeweller Emily Nixon searches for objects, materials and natural inspirations. In a short film by James Bannister, we follow Emily's creative process used to create her sculptural pieces. From the pebbles and seaweed collected from the Penzance tideline, to the intricate sculpting and traditional lost-wax casting process. We spoke to Emily about her process. The full interview is available on the TOAST Magazine.

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In the Studio with Pottery West | Time to Make

In the Studio with Pottery West | Time to Make

Watch pottery duo Catherine and Matt West as they hand mould a stoneware teapot in their Sheffield studio. Pottery West create small batches and bespoke collections of ceramics for the home, with tactile glazes and minimal, ergonomic forms. We spoke to Catherine and Matt about their process. The full interview is available on the TOAST Magazine.

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*All donations you make will support:

Crafts Council UK in their Let’s Craft campaign - helping to create Craft Packs for children most in need of support. The aim is to ensure that these children do not miss out on the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of creativity.