Make plans to visit Heal’s Modern Craft Market (2-15 February) – a two-week event showcasing 28 talented craftspeople, all individually chosen for their unique and affordable handmade wares. Having passed on our recommendations, we’re delighted to see that some familiar faces from our My Country Business pages have been selected to showcase their work and host live workshops. Head to the Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store and say hello!
Gabrielle won our My Country Business Awards Craft Category in 2014. She specialises in knitwear design, spinning traditional handmade design techniques with fresh new ideas. Her collection spans a whole range of beautiful items made from 100% British lambswool, ranging from blankets and cushions to scarves and socks. She’ll be teaching a range of knitting skills and techniques on Thursday 5 February, 12-2pm. Tickets cost £7. Book here.
We first met Justine at our My Country Business event in 2011. She is the talented designer behind Hector & Haddock, celebrating all there is to love about paper and traditional printing methods. Her lino-cut, letterpress and screen print designs are inspired by sentimental ephemera, from certificates and tickets to treasured love letters. Learn how to design and make your very own lino-cut on Tuesday 10 February, 12.30-2pm. Tickets cost £17. Book here.
Zara of Rosemaryrose was shortlisted in our My Country Business Awards in 2014. She creates bespoke hand embroidered furnishing fabrics, creating unique designs for chairs, footstools, headboards and more. Her workshop gives you the chance to try out your embroidery skills on Wednesday 11 February, 12.30-2pm. Come away with a traditional love token filled with fragrant Cotswold lavender – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Tickets cost £12. Book here.
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