During the Olympics The Cottage Project has connected with sports brand New Balance who are celebrating domestic manufacture for 30 years. Both the Cottage project and New balance strongly believe in provenance and quality. New Balance featured Cottage founder Osian Batyka-Williams in their Excellent Makers campaign, click here for the video. The Cottage Project are running a Pop Up Makers Space at a high profile New Balance Olympic hospitality suite, ensuring that visitors are given the chance to observe, learn and participate in British making. Each day will see a different maker doing their thing on site, from weaving, patch work and ceramics, to upholstery, metal work, screen printing and the production of fine trimmings.


Meet the menu of makers.

The space. 

Katherine May - Patchwork

Rebecca Smith - Re-upholstery

Fran Myatt - Ceramic Triangles

James Jessiman & Simon Cheadle - Print

A young visitor to The Cottage Project makers space trying his hand at screen printing.

Holly Berry - Weaving

Joss Barton - Metal Lights

Jessica Light - Trims and Tassels

Adana letterpress for visitors to print their own postcards on paper made in the UK