The Crafty Networking Initiative

Crafty Networking is an Initiative to support craft-workers, designers and artists to make positive connections with like-minded people. We endeavor to put makers, sellers, bloggers, buyers and enthusiasts in touch to discuss their work, share skills and interests, meet people who may be able to help with the commercial success of their work, and connect them with the rich and inspirational collections at the Pitt Rivers.

Crafty Networking is a collaborative programme between the VERVE project at the Pitt Rivers and the O3 Gallery. Crafty networking events take places four times a year.


Carfty networking

Mr X Stitch talks New Media

Thursday 26 November, 18.00-20.00

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers is a trail blazing ‘man-broiderer’ and needleworker. In our last Crafty Networking event of the year, Jamie will discuss the digital tools he uses to bring the world’s best contemporary embroidery to new audiences and generations. He will explore how the savvy implementation of social media platforms can transform a mis-understood craft into exciting new media trends.

Please note, this event will be held at the O3 Gallery in the Oxford Castle Quarter

Previous Crafty Networking speakers:

Jay Blades, Director of Out of the Dark
Barnaby Carder
, AKA carver 'Barn the Spoon'
Sherry Doyle, of Basketry Plus
Felicity Ford, creator of Knitsonik
Tortie Hoare, leatherworker and furniture maker
Phillip Jones, Illustrator
Aimee Payton, organiser of 'The Big Stitch'
Catherine Warrilow, Director of Seriously PR