Virtual Workshops & Events

The wellbeing of our TOAST community is of the utmost importance. Though we can no longer do so in person, we would like to continue to bring together like-minded creative individuals. In order to do so, we have created a programme of virtual events, talks and workshops. We hope you can take part.


June

Herbal Tea Blending with Hackney Herbal | A Virtual Workshop

Herbal Tea Blending with Hackney Herbal | A Virtual Workshop

FRI 5 JUNE, 5PM– 6:30PM (BST)

Join social enterprise Hackney Herbal for a Herbal Tea Blending workshop. During this workshop you will learn about the extensive health and wellbeing properties of herbs. Following an introduction to a range of culinary, medicinal and wild herbs, you will discover how to combine a selection of dried herbs into soothing and fragrant tea blends.

This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and those with experience. All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and microphone. To attend, we are suggesting a donation* of £5. This will go towards the Crafts Council UK, which supports makers and creatives. Please register below.

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Knitwear Darning with Emily Settle | A Virtual Workshop

Knitwear Darning with Emily Settle | A Virtual Workshop

WED 11, THUR 12, FRI 13, WED 17, THUR 18, FRI 19, WED 24, THUR 25, FRI 26 JUNE

Join our repair specialist Emily Settle 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 the technique, you will be invited to join Emily 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 both complete beginners and those with some darning experience. All you need to take part is a garment to repair, and a computer with a webcam and microphone. There are multiple dates and slots available. To attend, we are suggesting a donation* of £5. This will go towards the Crafts Council UK, which supports makers and creatives. Please register below.

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Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis | A Virtual Workshop

Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis | A Virtual Workshop

SAT 13 & TUE 23 JUNE

Join artist Richard McVetis to learn a range of hand embroidery techniques. During this workshop you will be guided through the process of creating a traditionally stitched piece using running stitch, couching, and laced running stitch. After using these techniques as a method for drawing and mark making, you will be invited to apply them to any cherished textile that you would like to revive, whether for the home or for a garment. Using these slow and almost ritualistic processes, we hope to encourage you to give your used textiles a second life. Following this you will have the opportunity to ask questions about hand embroidery processes.

This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and those with some sewing experience. All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and microphone. To attend, we are suggesting a donation* of £5. This will go towards the Black Lives Matter Foundation which supports global campaigns for justice, helping to combat and counter acts of violence, and create space for Black imagination and innovation. Please register below.

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Houseplant Maintenance & Propagation with Zena Alkayat | Time to Make

Houseplant Maintenance & Propagation with Zena Alkayat | Time to Make

THU 4 JUNE

Watch Zena Alkayat, founder of gardening and nature magazine Bloom, in her home in East London, where she will share her passion for nature, gardening, and house plants. Bloom is full of practical gardening projects that explore and celebrate the beauty of green spaces, whether in the countryside or the middle of the city, on your windowsill or in an allotment. During this tutorial, Zena will explain how to tend to your houseplants and offer top tips on propagating to grow your plant collection.

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Sri Lankan Coconut & Cinnamon Dhal with The Little Cooking Pot | Time to Make

Sri Lankan Coconut & Cinnamon Dhal with The Little Cooking Pot | Time to Make

Watch chefs Aitana & Sarah from Little Cooking Pot as they share their signature dish and most requested recipe. During this tutorial, Aitana & Sarah guide you through the process of creating their Sri Lankan Coconut & Cinnamon Dhal. The Little Cooking Pot learned this particular recipe from the Dias family, who live in Haputale, the central hill country of Sri Lanka where Ceylon tea is grown. The full dhal recipe is available on TOAST Magazine.

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Japanese Book Binding with Rachel Hazell  | Time to Make

Japanese Book Binding with Rachel Hazell | Time to Make

Watch teacher and author Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder, in her studio on the Isle of Iona, where she will share her passion for creating beautiful books. During this tutorial, Rachel will guide you through the process of gathering single sheets together to create your own distinctive three hole stab binding. The full five hole binding method is available on the TOAST Magazine.

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Monthly Book Club with Tracy Chevalier

Monthly Book Club with Tracy Chevalier

Watch poet, writer and host of the TOAST Book Club, Jen Campbell in conversation with Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and A Single Thread. During the interview they will discuss Tracy’s back catalogue and her incredible historical research, which has led her to develop so many intriguing plot lines.

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Breakfast Lamachun Flatbread with N5 Kitchen | Time to Make

Breakfast Lamachun Flatbread with N5 Kitchen | Time to Make

Watch chef Milly Wilson as she shares her quick and simple brunch recipe. During this tutorial, Milly guides you through the process of creating her Breakfast Lamachun Flatbread. The full flatbread recipe is available on TOAST Magazine.

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Block Printing with Molly Mahon | Time to Make Live

Block Printing with Molly Mahon | Time to Make Live

Watch print designer Molly Mahon in her studio, where she shares her passion for print making. During this tutorial, Molly delves into the history of block printing and discusses a variety of techniques. Following this Molly guides you through the process of creating your own unique print using a palette inspired by the SS20 collection.

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We recognise that TOAST is currently not fully representational and as a company pledge to amend this and ensure that our photography and makers reflect the diversity of our world. As part of this change we would like to show our support of the Black Lives Matter Foundation which supports global campaigns for justice, helping to combat and counter acts of violence, and create space for Black imagination and innovation.