Extraordinary props, the Usain Bolt of knitting and gentle activism through stitch
That bellweather of good taste Liberty launched #LibertyOpenCall 2018 to find new white hot craft talent through Instagram.
Inspired by Virginia's Woolf's A Room of One's Own - furniture maker Sarah Marriage has founded A Workshop of Our Own for women in Baltimore.
Edinburgh-based Ginger Twist was hailed as the Usain Bolt of knitting following her TV debut.
From feminist art to biomorphic forms - we pick our six makers to keep an eye on in 2018
What was said
"We look for people with a passion for making. They’re the people who in a meeting will be making a little paper horse, or a man out of Blu Tack.” a glimpse inside the RSC's props department
What was made
How to be a Craftivist - Sarah Corbett’s new book which Tanya Harrod looks at in the current Crafts, “at desperate moments needle and thread can still offer agency and a record”.
What to look forward to
Get Creative 2018 from 17-25 March. If you are able to run a free creative participation workshop for the public we’d love you to get involved. And if you work with clay – it could be a Hey Clay! Event.
Some opportunities for makers - West Dean Arts and Crafts Festival / Maker Faire / Toyama International Glass Exhibition / One Year On / Handmade at Kew / Cockpit Arts Awards / Crafts Council workshops / European Prize for Applied Arts