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Christmas time is upon us, it’s snowing on prettygreenbullet and I’m in the mood for a bit of shopping. As much as I’ve always appreciated hand-crafted items, my last trip to London, specifically the Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair in Chelsea, intensified my desire for all things handmade with passion and love. So in the spirit of Christmas shopping-and with the help of Eve-I’m going to dedicate a few posts over the coming weeks to my very gifted friends.
I’ve been an avid fan of Laila Alhamad’s Zeri Crafts since its foundation in 2010. I remember her telling me about it over brunch at PQ (where else!), and witnessing a systematic demise of our indigenous culture, it was so refreshing to hear her speak about contemporizing the age-old craft of Sadu-weaving. Last week the Eves and I visited her Open House event and it was as lovely and inspiring as ever. I had some zesty ginger tea and gobbled down three date balls, taken from Laila’s sister (and my dear friend) Sarah Al-Hamad’s date book Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee.
Please click here to look through my Zeri Craft’s notebook.