Toast are hosting a series of virtual workshops in August. The workshops are free to attend, a voluntary donation of £5 which will go to the Crafts Council UK to support the craft community in the changing landscape. All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and microphone.
The Art of Repair with Molly Martin
Join textile repairer Molly Martin to discover the art of visible mending. During this workshop you will be guided through the traditional, mindful Japanese practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching. After learning about various techniques, you will be invited to create a sample of your own repair work.
Following this you will have the opportunity to ask questions about mending woven garments and textile homewares.
Multiple dates – Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August
Coiling Basket Weaving with La Basketry.
Join the founder of La Basketry, Tabara N’Diaye, to discover coiling weaving techniques. In rural villages in Senegal, basket weaving is a tradition that has been passed down for many generations. Often seen as too elaborate, too complex or requiring a lot of space, Tabara is on a mission to show you how accessible basketry can be. During this workshop you will learn how to use this joyful craft to create your own woven placemat using jute twine.
12 August 2020 11:00.
Natural Indigo Dyeing with Natalie Stopka
Join textile artist Natalie Stopka to explore natural indigo dyeing. Indigo is a celestial blue dye beloved across the world for its rich colour and pattern-making potential. During this workshop you will focus on natural plant-derived indigo, and learn to create a non-toxic dye vat for bringing colour and pattern to natural fibres. Natalie will demonstrate basic dip-dyeing and resist techniques and provide you with some helpful tips on how to experiment with the art form at home.
18 August 2002 17:00 – 18:30.