Polly Leonard in conversation with London's underground artisans


As part of the London Design Festival, founder of Selvedge, will be in conversation with indigo designer and artist Katherine May, woodworker Max Bainbridge and quilt maker Abigail Booth of Forest + Found, as well as hand weaver Amy Revier. imageplus-8 Not since the middle ages have these types of artisans practised their craft in the city, selling directly to customers and reacting against the huge technological advances in the way they’re creating their work and living their lives. dsc_2357 From hand-turned spoons made in the East End to jeans dyed with indigo grown on a Walthamstow allotment, today a growing movement of artisans are reclaiming the city for making. forest-and-found Polly will discuss how their work relates to the urban environment and why they find it important to work within the context of the city. forestandfound_4 This is a conversation for all makers – rural or urban based – and conscious consumers to be involved in. Not to be missed. Country in the City at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Book now. 20 September 11.30am-12.30pm, Makers Day katherine_may_textiles-3524

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