Located within the reimagined historic buildings and arches of King’s Cross, Coal Drops Yard houses over fifty stores from a unique mix of established and emerging brands, along with cafés, bars, top independent restaurants and new public spaces.
This year, Coal Drops Yard joins London Craft Week for the first time for a programme of workshops, installations and experiences to celebrate the makers of London’s newest creative neighbourhood.
The programme will showcase making and materials from the truly traditional to the exuberantly innovative, including an indigo flag installation from Japanese artist collective BUAISOU, an introduction to knife sharpening with Kitchen Provisions and a natural fabric-dyeing workshops with STORE Store.
Coal Drops Yard has commissioned a series of handmade and hand dyed flags specifically for London Craft Week. Alongside the installation, the BUAISOU team is onsite hosting a series of dyeing workshops in KIOSK N1C, which is also the first UK stockist of BUAISOU’s clothing and homewares.
Located in Tokushima Prefecture, an area of Japan known for producing Awa indigo, BUAISOU does everything from indigo cultivation and creating dye to designing and making products.
The indigo dye of BUAISOU uses a traditional technique called Jigoku date (‘making hell’). Jigoku date involves mixing wood lye, bran and shell ash, followed by a fermentation process. This is one of the world’s most complex dye production processes.
Located in the heart of King’s Cross, Coal Drops Yard houses over 50 stores from a unique mix of established and emerging brands, along with cafés, bars, top independent restaurants and new public spaces.
Installation, 8 – 12 May 10:00 – 20:00
Drinks Reception, 9 May 18:00 – 21:00. Booking not necessary, free.
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