This week is a special week in the Selvedge calendar: London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship. Taking place from 8 - 12 May, London Craft Week will feature hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
To celebrate, British Standard will join forces with Bedfordshire-based Felicity Irons - founder of Rushmatters and one of the last remaining English rush weavers - to host a workshop at the brand’s recently refurbished Hoxton Showroom. In addition, Irons will present a range of rush tabletop accessories comprising coasters, circular table mats and bread baskets, available for purchase at the British Standard Showroom for the duration of London Craft Week. Taking place on Friday 10 May between 10am and 5pm, class attendees will learn how to make their very own basket, using crops Irons harvests herself from a punt on the river Great Ouse and a range of techniques including twining, coiling, plaiting, knotting, sewing and roping.
Over the course of a freshly prepared lunch, Irons will be in conversation with Katie Fontana, founder of British Standard, discussing the history and traditions of a craft that remains unchanged since Anglo Saxon times.
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