Monday, 12 July 2010

Chilean crafts in the UK: Workshop Opportunity and Exhibition

Pop-up shop in Carnaby Street. Discover beautiful jewellery made with the micro technique of weaving with horsehair produced by Chilean designer-makers.

Monoco, Green disc ring

Rosalía Jorquera, green butterfly


ChileMakers is an organization that seeks to promote and commercialize contemporary and traditional Chilean crafts in markets that value fair trade, originality and sophistication in each design. ChileMakers was born in 2009 aiming to nurture and promote knowledge and commercial exchange between Chilean designer-makers and Europe, with a special focus in the UK.

19 – 31 July 2010 Open daily, 11am-7pm Pop-Up Shop at Carnaby Street.
Kingly Court, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW

Designer-makers: Acllahuasi | DamaJuana | Daniela Gloger | Manuela Tromben | Monoco | Paula Leal | Rosalía Jorquera | Walka

ChileMakers are running some workshops in conjunction with the exhibition: Try your hand in our workshops and learn the basis of weaving with horsehair. Saturday 24 & 31 July, 11:00am-1:00pm, £10, all materials included. Book your place at (limited availability).

LATE TALK: Enjoy a fascinating conversation along with basketmaker Mary Butcher (artist in residence at V&A) about the origins of weaving with horsehair and how it relates to basketery. Thursday 22 July, 7-9pm. Book your place at (limited availability).

I am attending one of the workshops, am really looking forward to it.

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