London Craft Week

Henry Poole & Co are delighted to be taking part in London Craft Week this year. On 7th May at 2pm we will host two demonstrations, each covering a different aspect of its craft.  Keith Levett, demonstrates the rare art of livery tailoring, exploring methods that date back more than two centuries. Tom Pendry, will show visitors the process of creating a paper pattern prior to cutting the cloth in preparation for making a suit, as well as opening up Henry Poole’s pattern books to demonstrate the various types of cloth available.

Tickets are limited and booking is necessary, so please click here to book your tickets.

London Craft Week is an annual event which showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a programme featuring hidden workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands.

Founded on the ethos of making, London Craft Week aims to introduce the talent, people and techniques behind beautifully made things to a wider audience.  They will be able to experience craft not just as static branded objects in smart shops but understand the context of how they were made and why they are special.

To illustrate the breadth of London Craft Week’s inaugural programme, which will comprise over 50 craft demonstrations across London from 6 to 10 May, Their Royal Highnesses were presented with ‘The Suit’, deconstructed to reveal the many elements of skill needed to create one item. The picture above shows our livery tailor Keith Levett with His Royal Highness.

For more information on London Craft Week please visit London Craft Week.