Monday, 4 October 2021 – Sunday, 10 October 2021
Chelsea is set to be awash with creativity with Artisan Chelsea, returning to the borough as part of London Craft Week.
Celebrating creative collaborations between established and growing brands, craftspeople and artisans, this year’s programme will showcase the best of the area’s creativity and craftsmanship through a series of experiences taking place from 4-10 October 2021.
Our picks? While there’s plenty on the agenda (catch it in full here), these events are ones not to miss.
Repairing and upcycling workshop with The Fashion School, Chelsea
Fancy getting better at make-do-and-mend? Each workshop will cover mending, stitching and darning skills necessary for repairing and upcycling clothing and accessories so you can wear and love them for longer.
8 October, 10am-1pm, £25pp. Book here.
Anthropologie x Vigour and Skills Interactive Workshop
Artisanal concept store Vigour and Skills will host a series of live demonstrations covering ceramics, leather, jewellery and rush weaving throughout the week. See the makers in actions as they share every stage of the sustainable creative process.
4-7 and 9 October, 10am. 7,8 and 10 October, 1pm. No booking necessary but further info here.
Discover the sublime craftsmanship of Olivia Von Halle and Jenny King embroidery
Swing by Olivia’s flagship store on Pavilion Road and see beautifully embroidered panels on display. They’ve been crafted with a modern aesthetic using a traditional Irish embroidery technique.
4-8 October, 10am-6pm. 9 October, 10am-4pm. No booking necessary.
Floristry paper workshop, Papersmiths x Pom Pom Factory
Learn how to sculpt a bouquet of delicate crepe peonies with the talented craftswoman behind Pom Pom Factory, Karen Hsu. The workshop will be held at the flagship Papersmiths store, five minutes from the Sloane Square station.
6 October, 6.30-8.30pm, £42pp. No booking necessary but further info here.
For more information, bookings and the full programme, including masterclasses and interviews from Anya Hindmarch, Armani/Casa and more, visit the London Craft Week website here.