WELCOME TO MY BLOG where you can travel the world through art, craft, design and fashion…
Officially launched in January 2017, I started my blog Craft and Travel to showcase traditional and contemporary crafts, art, design and fashion from around the world because I’m fascinated by all these things. Whenever I go travelling my radar is switched on, drawn to these aspects of a destination: there’s so much to discover when you look around for creativity.
Along with my personal observations and thoughts you’ll also find destination guides, exhibitions, instructions for how to make your own travel-inspired crafts projects, fashion and interiors trends, interviews and shopping ideas. A note on the photography, I’m not one of those travelbloggers who takes fancy photographs, I try my best but most of what you see on here is taken on my iPhone and sometimes a basic automatic camera.
I live in London, UK, so you’ll also find a lot of Londoncentric content because when I’m not abroad I love discovering My City as well as other parts of the UK, mostly from weekends away – I go away as much as I can, usually every month.
I hope that over time my blog will become a place of inspiration and education with contributions from crafters, creatives, makers, designers and travellers from every corner of the earth, helping you to make your own globetrotting plans as colourful as they can be.
I also hope you’ll join me on my adventures – if you have any questions or comments on route, please get in touch.
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MEET THE BLOGGER
A journalist for over 15 years, Momtaz was Editor of the UK’s oldest crafts magazine Popular Crafts and Editor of cult craftzine Fete. She has designed projects and written about crafts for a number of leading publications including Mollie Makes and BBC Magazines. As a Craft Expert Momtaz is one of the BBC’s Expert Voices and one of Kirstie Allsop’s Craft Experts. She has published two craft books and a travelogue, and also written travel features for over eight years specialising in the luxury, honeymoon market.
Golden Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Carpet Village, Bodrum, Turkey
Chichicastanengo Craft Market, Guatemala
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
COUNTRIES VISITED SO FAR:
United Arab Emirates