Laura Thomas curated this exhibition celebrating the heritage and diversity of weaving, and providing a platform for contemporary woven design. The show reviews how contemporary weavers continue to challenge the notions of this exciting and tactile art form and features 12 designers and business, including fellow QEST Scholar Beatrice Larkin.
This show brings together every aspect of contemporary art, from all corners of creation. Works trickle through our unassuming green door, having arrived from Barcelona and Bradford, Deptford and Dublin, studios within walking distance and time zone difference. With careful consideration, thought and a large bucket of screws, the gallery transforms itself into a beacon ... Read more
Five London-based contemporary craft and visual arts galleries have forged an unprecedented relationship to bring together an ambitiously diverse selection of work in early 2021. ‘Crafting a Difference’ at SoShiro gallery, is a positively defiant act of coming together at a time when so many have been forced apart. Work in ceramics, wood, glass, metals, ... Read more
This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills with QEST Scholar Eddie Glew of Blithfield Willowcrafts. The week will revolve around a square cornered basket & either a fishing creel, a fitched basket or a basket of your choosing. You will select two baskets to make during the week, incorporating key techniques to ... Read more
The course is detailed and covers all the basics of cheese-making, combining a hands-on approach with some theory classroom work. The subjects covered include: milk composition; use of rennet; selecting and using ripening cultures and starter bacteria; setting the curd; cutting, draining and stirring the curd; moulding, milling and pressing the curd; and cheese ageing. ... Read more
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL. This "How To" presentation will give you advice about how to complete your QEST Scholarship or Apprenticeship application form; including helpful hints and tips about what we support, how the assessment process works and more. Before attending, we recommend that you look at the application guidance on our website here ... Read more
This two session online class with QEST Scholar Matthew Cayton is suitable for beginners who would like to try embroidery for the first time, those who have not picked up a needle since childhood or those who are looking for a new, exciting and rewarding hobby. The dragon design was inspired by the Chinese New ... Read more
Hosted by QEST Trustee & Scholar Deborah Carré's company, Carreducker, the event features film screenings and live chat from the world of shoemaking with speakers from the UK, USA, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden and Singapore. These include QEST Cordwainer's Company Apprentice Oluwamuyiwa Fadairo and QEST Ernest Cook Trust Scholar Jojo Wood.
The Japan Society is delighted to present an online katazome workshop with Sarah Desmarais. Japanese katazome (or stencil dyeing) is a centuries-old method of printing on cloth using paper stencils and a rice paste resist in combination with indigo or other dyes. Traditionally, it was often used to produce fabric for kimono. In this workshop, participants ... Read more
Get ready for spring with this vibrant Appliqué Floral Wellington led by QEST Scholar Auburn Claire Lucas. The workshop will teach you the basics of Appliqué, in the form of the leatherette wellington boot. This is then beautifully embellished with various Ribbonwork flowers such as Woven Wheel roses, Ribbon Work leaves and Lazy Daisy irises, ... Read more