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London Craft Week: Meet the Makers

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Artisanal: Glassmaking is one of the crafts on show at London Craft Week | ©2010 Ester Segarra. www.e-segarra.com

Can design and craft make Britain strong again? This is one of the numerous talks penciled for the third edition of the London Craft Week taking place across London this spring. The answer could be a resounding ‘yes’ judging by the staggering array of demonstrations and scheduled events; from Savile Row demonstrations about how to make a three-piece suit at Gieves and Hawkes; making robots at the Science Museum; monograming a handkerchief or cufflinks; creating a West End show; and conserving Big Ben.

Lewis Moody for Turnbull & Asser by Pip

Bespoke: Watch cutters and sewers in action at shirtmakers Turnbull and Asser | Lewis Moody for Turnbull & Asser by Pip

A shame that it still seems not to have caught on like similar well established events like the London Fashion or Design weeks. But those in the know are lapping it all up with most free and paid-for events fully booked within days.

Don’t Miss

Crafting Antique at Soane Britain — Founder of Soane Britain, Lulu Lytle has curated the work of five antique dealers in disciplines as varied as glass, Treen and lace.

Wallpaper with Allyson McDermott and Rose Uniacke — Guests will see hand-printed papers from the House of Lords and Harewood House.

London Craft Week, 3—7 May 2017

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