Now in its fifth year, this city-wide festival takes place from 8th to 12th May. With over 240 events taking place, there’s plenty to choose from, whether it be a talk, workshop or studio visit. Most tickets, if required, can be booked through the London Craft Week website. Here are ten of our highlights.

  • What to see at London Craft Week 2019

    Emma Bridgewater hosts a talk between Molly Mahon, Gabby Deeming and Georgina Rowse

    Our very own Gabby Deeming, who is also the brains behind Day Dress, joins printmaker Molly Mahon, antiques dealer Georgina Rowse and chair Emma Bridgewater to discuss their shared love of Jaipur and traditional block printing. It promises to be an inspiring hour.
    £20, May 9, 10am; Myriad Antiques, 131 Portland Road, W11

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    Stack: Paul Smith and 1882 Ltd.

    A new ceramics collaboration between Paul Smith and Stoke on Trent based pottery 1882 makes its London debut, after it launched earlier this year at Milan. It’s a merry meeting of two British brands, and the colourful collection is a fun take on Paul Smith’s signature stripe.
    Free, May 8-12, Paul Smith, 9 Albermarle Street, W1S

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    Lila Valadan’s Iranian Rugs: The Women, Their Craft and Culture

    Listen to Persian rug-maker Lila Valadan talk about the production of her Iranian rugs in the Front showroom, which has recently started stocking her designs. She will be speaking about the making process and the female artisans who produce the rugs.
    £10, May 8, 6.30-8.30pm; Front, 20 Bruton Place, W1J

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    British Standard x Rushmatters

    Felicity Irons, who is one of the last remaining rush weavers in England, is presenting a new range of table-top pieces and hosting an all-day workshop at British Standard’s recently renovated showroom in Hoxton. Using crops harvested from her local river in Sussex, students will learn the necessary skills to weave their own basket.
    Tickets £60 (booking necessary via Eventbrite); Friday May 10, 10am - 5pm; British Standard Cupboards, 41 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB. All levels welcome.

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    Wood: The Living Material

    Head to 68 Duke Street for this fascinating exhibition that explores the role wood plays in the work of six artists and craftspeople. Those involved include Ted Jefferis, Wycliffe Stutchbury and Max Bainbridge, and there will be everything from furniture to vessels on show.
    Free, May 8-10, 10am-7pm and May 11-12, 11am-4pm; 68 Duke Street, W1K

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    Luachanna: Pinch X Mourne Textiles

    Textile enthusiasts should pay a visit to Pimlico’s Bourne Street shop to see the fruits of a new collaboration with County Down-based fabric brand Mourne Textiles. The Luachanna collection, which includes wall hangings and cushions, will be on show, as well as a legacy loom, which will be operated by one of Mourne Textiles’ master weavers.
    Free, May 8-11, 9.30am-5.30pm; Pinch, 46 Bourne Street, SW1W

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    In Conversation: Gareth Neal

    Furniture designer Gareth Neal, who is known for his innovative designs that combine traditional skills with digital fabrication techniques, is discussing the role technology plays in his work in this talk. He is a true visionary.
    £5, May 8, 3pm; Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, W1T

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    Loewe Baskets Live Demonstration by Shizu Designs

    Drop into the new Loewe shop on New Bond Street to see California-based weavers Shizu Designs create leather baskets. The mother-daughter duo use traditional Japanese techniques to weave their creations.
    Free, May 11-12; Loewe, 41 New Bond Street, W1S

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    Heal’s & Gifu Japanese Craft Market

    Pay a visit to Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road for their annual Modern Craft Market, which focuses on craft from the Gifu Prefecture in central Japan this year. There are thirteen craftspeople showing their work – everything from furniture and ceramics to knives and Mino Washi paper. There’s also a series of workshops running throughout the week, including spatula carving and origami, which can be booked here.
    Free, May 8, 10 and 11, 10am-7pm, May 9, 10am-8pm and May 12, 12pm-6pm; Heal’s, 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T

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    Wallpaper making with Allyson McDermott at the William Morris Society

    Wallpaper historian and maker Allyson McDemott – who has recreated papers for a whole host of National Trust properties, as well as the Palace of Westminster – will be talking about the history of the wallpaper at William Morris’ Hammersmith home and demonstrating a number of block-printing methods. The session will conclude with a tour of Emery Walker’s House, an Arts and Crafts gem that is just a short walk away and where Allyson has conserved many Morris papers in situ.
    £30, May 8 &10, 10am-1pm; William Morris Society, 26 Upper Mall, W6 & 7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6