Crafts magazine
02/27/2017 at 17:04. Facebook
Your future career could be all sewn up with a BA (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors & Textile Art from the Royal School of Needlework. It’s the only degree in hand embroidery in Europe and uses traditional and contemporary techniques as a springboard to a creative career in fashion, interiors or textile art! Find out more:
Image: Blackwork by RSN student Penny McMahon.
Crafts magazine
02/27/2017 at 10:55. Facebook
Driving to Munich... to visit #MJW17. Munich Jewellery Week is an independent initiative that supports, communicates and promotes citywide jewellery exhibitions taking place during the week of the annual Handwerk & Design expo, and its historic jewellery exhibitions: Meister der Moderne, Schmuck and Talente.

Showcasing avant-garde contemporary jewellery by established and emerging designers...
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02/25/2017 at 13:34. Facebook
RSVP now to secure your place at our next #CraftsBookClub. Christopher Frayling, former Arts Council head and rector at the RCA will be discussing his book of essays 'On Craftsmanship' with our editor Grant Gibson on Wed. 29 Mar. in the Clerkenwell showroom of Carl Hansen & Søn.

After the discussion there'll be a signing session and a free drink or two, courtesy of The Five Points Brewing...
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02/24/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
Take a walk in the park to view the biggest UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor Tony Cragg. A Rare Category of Objects opens 4 March: bit.ly/2m2kh7J. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials.
Outspan, bronze, 2008. Photo: Charles Duprat
Crafts magazine
02/24/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
Spring Fling - diary dates for Upland’s flagship exhibition with new gallery partner New Brewery Arts! Each year Upland selects between 80 and 100 artists and makers from Dumfries and Galloway to take part in Spring Fling.

From this extraordinary selection of artists and makers, The Crafts Council and New Brewery Arts have chosen over 20 makers to showcase their work in the South West. 25...
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02/23/2017 at 12:32. Facebook
Potters across the land - could you host a #HeyClay event from 7-9 April? [ Bit.ly Link ] #potterythrowdown
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02/22/2017 at 14:34. Facebook
To celebrate the opening of Turning Earth's new makerspace at Argall Avenue E10 they're holding a Weekend Makers Market on 11 & 12 March. Over 60 makers and their new professional studio, In Production, will sell their work, plus a new artisanal cafe from the folks that brought Hus Vagn to Walthamstow will be selling delicious food on Turning Earth crockery!
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Crafts magazine
02/21/2017 at 16:12. Facebook
Our book club is back! Join us at Carl Hansen & Søn's Clerkenwell showroom for an evening with historian, writer and broadcaster Sir Christopher Frayling.

The former Arts Council head and rector at the RCA will be discussing his book of essays 'On Craftsmanship' with our editor Grant Gibson.

After the discussion there will be time for a signing session and a free drink or two, courtesy of...
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Crafts Book Club: Christopher Frayling, On Craftmanship

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02/21/2017 at 11:38. Facebook
Last few days to see Alan Craxford – celebrating his 70th year with a show of hand engraved one-off pieces that tell of magic and wonder! At Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery Ends 25 Feb. bit.ly/2jG9nX9

‘Fleurs d'Ete’ brooch, hand engraved 18ct white gold, sapphires and aquamarines. Photo: Simon Armitt.
“To do something artfully is to give it time and care” Time is running out to visit Fife Contemporary Art & Craft. It's the last week of Jasleen Kaur's exhibition exploring her Scottish Indian heritage through sculpture and film, ends 25 Feb. bit.ly/2gspja6
Our cover star Silvia Weidenbach is Victoria and Albert Museum's first Gilbert Collection Resident bit.ly/2lelv0f. She starts her residency in April and will be exploring the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection which celebrates some of the most beautiful objects ever made, many in precious materials, and often on a small scale. bit.ly/2lXmktF
Credit: Silvia Weidenbach and Made to Treasure...
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Book your ticket to NY now to catch the last week of #porkyhefer Heart of Lightness show, R & Company. South African artist Hefer works closely with local makers in Cape Town on his distinctive jaw-like basket structures. Ends 23 Feb.
Not to be missed! The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest celebration of textile art, craft and design, opens two weeks today at Olympia London 2-5 March. bit.ly/2lgttI Knitting And Stitching Shows
Last few days... Yorgos Papadopoulos smashes & blasts his glass before using pigment, gel & gold leaf - showing at Craft Central. Ends19 Feb.
Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London - exploring the life & work of #LockwoodKipling - father to Rudyard, champion of Indian crafts and illustrator of his son's books! V&A museum until 2 Apr. bit.ly/2is5LXH

Bracelet shown at the Great Exhibition, made in Rajasthan, India, about 1850. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A date for the weekend... a major exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of Australian-born artist Sir Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992), a leading figure of international 20th century art at Pallant House Gallery.18 Feb-4 Jun: bit.ly/2ifxBUH
“I was sent a small section of wood that came from the famous library in the building. It sat in my studio in Berlin, on my desk, next to a classic 60's ashtray that a friend had given me - the irony. In any case it reminded me of my times in the library, where one either craned ones neck in order to look up very high, or bent one's head in order to read a book. It has a kind of (traditional)...
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'If you don’t have friction that possibly means you’re not pushing each other’

Meet our latest Talent Spot, collaborators Marine Duroselle and Adam Blencowe and their 'Frankenstein' felting machine

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Your favourite stories brought to life! The Art of Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. Appliqué, Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery from the RSN’s Archive Collection. Immerse yourself in the enchanting techniques which lend themselves so perfectly to the world of storytelling. bit.ly/2k2LJFx
You've got to be in it to win it! Apply now to the £10,000 #WomansHourCraftPrize by 13 February 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]