5 Events Not To Miss At London Craft Week 2022

London Craft Week artisans showcasing their talents


Celebrating both British and international creativity, London Craft Week returns on the 9-15 May, bringing with it a plethora of artisans, workshops and events to excite and inspire.

Throughout the festival, the city will play host to a raft of events, and in this guide we are sharing 5 must-visit hot spots during this year’s London Craft Week - especially as we look to more creative disciplines than just basketry to whet our creative appetite.

Starting with…

Tenun Pahang: Weaving Hope Country Pavilion Malaysia

Date: 9-15 May 2022 (various times)

Venue: High Commission of Malaysia, 45 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8QT

In the Malay language, ‘Tenun’ translates literally to the act of weaving. The 300-year-old craft of silk weaving originates in Pahang, Her Majesty Queen Azizah of Malaysia’s royal seat and the most expansive state of the Malayan Peninsular. It is here the skill of weaving was first introduced by a Bugis migrant. The Royal Pahang Weave exhibition, curated by Judith Clark, runs from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May, highlighting the prison weaving programme, a display of a traditional floor-loom with a weaver at task, archival fabrics from the Museum of Pahang and a selection of HM Queen Azizah’s own garments and private Tenun collection.

For further information or to book click here.

Molly Mahon The Block Printer
Molly Mahon, The Modern Block Printer

12 May 2022 (6-8pm)

Venue: Anthropologie King's Road Gallery, 131–141 King's Road, SW3 4PW

Anthropologie celebrates London Craft Week 2022 in collaboration with ‘The Modern Block Printer’ Molly Mahon with an exhibition in their Kings Road Gallery from Thursday 5 May – Sunday 15 May. On Thursday 12 May, Molly, alongside co-founder of fashion retailer East, Penny Oliver and Founder and Designer Lucinda Chambers, is in conversation with journalist Cosmo Brockway, discussing the art and history of block printing and how it’s used in the 21st century.

For further information or to book click here.

The Future of Craft Oxo Tower

The Future of Craft: Oxo Tower Wharf

Date: 12-15 May 2022 (various times)

Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH

Oxo Tower Wharf, Future Icons and Design-Nation partner for LCW 2022 to bring back ‘The Future of Craft’ at Bargehouse. Expect a carefully selected line-up of innovative and forward-thinking craft organisations, practitioners and collectives along with an engaging talks programme, hands-on workshops and demonstrations from master craftspeople, all under one roof.

For further information or to book click here.

Earl of East Candle Making Workshop
Bespoke Candle Making Workshop

12 May 2022 (5-6pm)

Venue: Earl of East, 76 Coal Drops Yard, N1C 4DQ

One of Earl of East’s expert candle makers will take you through the step-by-step process of making your very own scented 6oz soy wax candle, sharing the very best hints and tips on the creation of your perfect fragrance through a sensory experience of smelling and testing a selection of fragrance and essential oils. The candle you make will then cure overnight and can be collected from the store or posted out to you. The cost of the workshop is inclusive of all materials, your finished candle and postage.

For further information or to book click here.

Preserving the world's sacred crafts

Preserving the World’s Sacred Crafts

Date: 9-13 May 2022 (11-4pm)

Venue: The Garrison Chapel, 8 Garrison Square, Chelsea Barracks, SW1W 8BG

Through the prism of craft, architecture and art, this exhibition celebrates The Prince’s Foundation’s history, principles, aims, projects and education programmes, with a particular focus on the work being done by the charity to champion and preserve heritage craft skills. Amongst other items, visitors will be able to view works that have been handcrafted by students, staff and alumni from The Prince’s Foundation. Visitors can expect to see pieces ranging from furniture to textiles to original artworks created with traditional methods from around the globe.

For further information or to book click here.

Which events are you most looking forward to during London Craft Week? Be sure to check out the entire programme, as well the comprehensive rundown of the 250 makers, designers and brands, here.

Here's to a week of creative inspiration and education.