Events & Workshops
Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of events, talks and workshops both online and in our shops. We hope you can take part.
We also host live shows each week, bringing our community together through a series of styling conversations, talks with our makers and guided tutorials led by the TOAST team. Join our upcoming TOAST Live events or watch our past shows.
In Our Shops
Nicola Gillis Exhibition at TOAST London, Notting Hill
Brighton-based potter Nicola Gillis creates simple stoneware for everyday use from her garden studio. The handmade pieces are patterned with painterly oxide wash marks which sweep across the surface. Visit our London, Notting Hill shop to see an exhibition of her unique pieces, which will be available to buy.
Mon 7 March - Sun 3 April
Leatherwork Demonstration by Bonner Leather at TOAST Cheltenham
Inspired by modern product design and architecture, Jeremy and Carla Bonner make artisanal leather goods just outside Cirencester. Drop in to our Cheltenham shop to watch them demonstrate traditional leatherwork techniques.
Wed 9 - Sat 19 March
Join us at your local TOAST Shop for a seasonal drink to celebrate the launch of our Spring collection.
Expect improvisational patchwork pieces, effortless dresses with easy silhouettes and uplifting handmade homewares – all of which express our seasonal theme, Elemental Compositions.
Sat 12 - Sun 13 March
Check opening times for your local TOAST Shop
Unfortunately due to covid restrictions in place in Wales, our Llandeilo shop will not be participating in this event.
TOAST Renewal is our free repair service that brings new life to your worn TOAST garments. Whether darned, reworked or visibly mended using techniques like sashiko repair, a garment begins to tell a story of the wearer.
Our repair specialists will be available in your local TOAST Shop for drop-in consultations between 11am and 6pm GMT on the below dates. They will suggest a variety of creative mending options to repair and renew a cherished TOAST item.
Each visitor on the day will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a copy of Sofi Thanhauser’s new book, Worn, which explores how everyday garments have transformed our lives, societies, and planet.
TOAST Llandeilo, Wed 16 March
Spring Collection Womenswear Launch
Join us at selected TOAST Shops to meet with a member of our Womenswear design team and learn more about the SS22 collection over a light breakfast.
TOAST London, Notting Hill, Fri 18 March, 9.30 -11.30am
Join us for breakfast with Florence Baring, our Womenswear Designer.
New Makers Launch at TOAST London, Newburgh Street, Carnaby
Join TOAST at our London, Newburgh Street shop in Carnaby for the launch of our New Makers pieces. Alongside weavings, ceramics, brushes and bags are vessels and spoons by woodworker Samuel Alexander, who will be demonstrating his wood carving techniques. You will also be able to shop our SS22 Menswear collection.
Thu 24 March, 5pm - 8pm.
Hannah Tracey Maker Residency at TOAST Brighton
Join Brighton-based woodworker Hannah Tracey at our Brighton shop, where she will be demonstrating how to make wooden spoons and hairclips. You will also be able to see examples of her furniture and sculptures that reflect her interests in nature, form and texture.
Sat 26 March, 11am - 5pm.
Ukraine Fundraiser Sample Sale at TOAST Mayfair
Community is at the heart of every facet of TOAST. We believe that people should be treated with fairness and thoughtfulness, and we are always looking for ways to meaningfully support global communities. We hope we can, in our small way, support urgent action and ongoing initiatives to help provide vital aid.
Join us for a sample sale at TOAST Mayfair. All proceeds will be donated to the Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser set up by Choose Love, to help provide emergency medical care, food, shelter, clothes, legal support, support for the LGBTQIA+ community and mental health support.
Sale is available at TOAST Mayfair only.
Stock will be replenished through the sale.
Card payments only.
All sales are final - no refunds, exchanges or credit notes.
Fri 1 April, 11am-6pm.
Sat 2 April, 10am-5pm.
Furoshiki Block Print Workshop at TOAST London, Chelsea
Join textile printer and illustrator Millie Sandy to explore the ancient art of block printing. She will guide you through producing a set of two block-printed furoshiki wrapping cloths that can be used to wrap gifts or store items, a custom that traces back to the Edo period in Japan.
We will be looking ahead to Earth Day, which is on 22 April this year, and thinking about how creating and using wrapping cloths can help us reduce plastic waste.
Tickets cost £10.
Wed 20 April, 10am, 2 hours.
Prices for individual events vary. You will also have the opportunity to donate* to the Crafts Council UK. All you need to take part is a webcam and microphone - we suggest using a laptop or desktop computer, but you can also use your tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using a WiFi connection to avoid data charges. Virtual workshops will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days following the live event.
Please register using the links below to confirm your place.
Still Life Drawing with Molly Martin and Ellie Jauncey
Join artist Molly Martin and florist Ellie Jauncey, founder of Ede Flowers for a still life drawing workshop. Ellie will set up an inspiring floral display, while Molly will guide you through drawing techniques. This workshop is suitable for beginners.
Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK and 50% will be donated to the Choose Love Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser, providing vital aid and services.
Tue 22 March, 7pm GMT (8pm CET / 3pm EDT / 6am AEDT), 1 hour 15 mins.
Past Events | Watch Again
Studio Kettle | Time to Make
Alex Jones designs, cuts and makes hats and bags for his label Studio Kettle in Hull, Yorkshire, inspired by the history of the port city. The weather is often cold and windy, and so the textiles used are hardwearing and protective, such as waxed cotton.
For this Time to Make, Alex creates one of his signature pint bags and explores the banks of the River Humber. Alex cuts the waxed canvas by hand, then sews the pieces together using topstitching to ensure they will last.
Read more about Alex's process on the TOAST Magazine.
Seaweed Foraging and Pressing with Molesworth & Bird | Time to Make
Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird co-founded their seaweed design company, Molesworth & Bird, in 2018. The pair met over 30 years ago and began foraging and pressing seaweed after they both moved away from London – Julia to Cornwall and Melanie to Dorset.
For this Time to Make, Melanie and Julia go seaweed foraging on the Lyme Regis coastline and create pressings in their studio. They only gather seaweed that has washed up naturally on the coastline, or is floating freely in the shallows after a storm, to ensure there is no damage to the ecosystem.
Read more about the pair's seaweed design company on the TOAST Magazine.
Two Seasonal Recipes from the Kitchen at Glebe House | Time to Make
Hugo Guest is the chef and owner at Glebe House, a guesthouse in the rolling hills of Devon. It was previously run by his parents, and he relaunched it this year alongside his wife Olive with a focus on local food, inspired by Italian agriturismos.
For this Time to Make, Hugo guides us through two recipes chosen because they make use of plentiful seasonal ingredients. The first is for roasted squash with a pickled walnut relish and Jersey curd, and the second is for tagliatelle with a vibrant cavolo nero sauce and confit egg yolk.
Read the full recipes and more about the pair’s first year running Glebe House on the TOAST Magazine.
TOAST Creative Residency
Our annual TOAST Creative Residency brings together our community of creative individuals. This year, we hosted our first blended Creative Residency at the Crafts Council Gallery in Islington.
Each event was inspired by our seasonal campaign Rewilding, connecting individuals and fostering thought. The three-day programme of talks, workshops and live demonstrations from willow weaving and needle tufting to growing your own microgreens and mindful whittling is now available to access on-demand.
*All donations you make will support:
Crafts Council UK, the national charity for craft. Funds raised will support the work they do to inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. We jointly believe craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals, and, in doing so, will change our world for the better.
Find more information about how you can support Crafts Council and their important work on their website.