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Festival of Natural Fibres in London focusses on fabric and fashion to combat climate change
August 23, 2021
The weekend of August 21st saw The Forge, an iconic venue in the Isle of Dogs in London, buzzing with activity. Visitors trouped in from across the UK and further afield. The Festival of Natural Fibres, now in its fourth year, is an annual event designed to bring together fashion and textile designers, brands, sustainability experts, students and activists – to focus on how to drive the changes required.
Loopholes: Embroidery Art Exhibition - 12 & 18 August 2021
August 15, 2021
British Mongolian creative Sarangua hosts two group exhibitions at Craft Central empowering raw talent and different community perspectives in embroidery and art.
The Winter Market at The Forge - 20 & 21 November 2021
July 7, 2021
We are pleased to be able to announce the return of our popular designer-maker selling event, The Winter Market at The Forge along with our first ever Open Studios at our Isle of Dogs location.
London Craft Week - Programme Announced  
July 6, 2021
Craft Central’s Week of Workshops for London Craft Week 4-10 October
Craft Central Recruiting New Trustees
July 1, 2021
Craft Central is looking for new Trustees to join our Board. Craft Central is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
Craft Central x Museum of London
June 30, 2021
We have teamed up with the Museum of London to offer selected Craft Central Network members the opportunity to sell their products within the museum gift shop 22nd October – 31st December 2021
Craft Central Advent Calendar 23 Nov - 15 Dec
November 30, 2020
Makers involved include (left to right): Duck Ceramics | Charlotte Reid | Chisato Tamabayashi | Corinne Hamak | Frank Horn | Ha Nguyen | Kreis Design | Pipet Design | Sato Hisao
Booking for London Craft Week 30 September - 8th October 2020 LIVE
September 24, 2020
We are pleased to announce that our programme of events for London Craft Week 2020 is now live for bookings. Each event will compile with social distancing guidelines ensuring a fun and safe environment to learn and make. Please contact marguerite.metz@craftcentral.org.uk if you have any questions.
Craft Central is pleased to present its first online Showcase
September 21, 2020
A celebration of our crafters, makers and creative businesses, whose practice is at The Forge. Over the 2 days - 23rd and 24th of September - we will introduce you to 12 Crafters, Makers and Creatives, all of which have studios with us at The Forge. You will be able to explore what they do and find out about their products and services - all of which can be purchased directly from them.
A Rainbow of Thanks
June 10, 2020
Throughout lockdown, Craft Central’s building has remained open to our community of artists, makers and creatives. And now, as the restrictions are gradually lifted, and more of our studio and desk users return, we wanted to put together something colourful to thank all the frontline workers, healthcare professionals, key workers, volunteers and carers.
List of podcasts for crafters, makers and creative businesses
May 1, 2020
Podcasts are everywhere nowadays – even more at present! A podcast is like listening to a radio show, where it’s just you and the people on the podcast in the room. The great thing about them is that you can listen to them whenever you want and you don’t need to watch anything.
Craft Central thrilled to be able to support the local community and the healthcare professionals
April 20, 2020
To support the efforts against Covid-19 and help the NHS, Craft Central has been given the opportunity to offer a private space to two local professionals who are using several 3D printers in order to produce protective face shields for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who lack personal protective equipment.
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