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Helen Ganalmirriwuy, 12-19 Gunga mat, 2019, woven pandanus fibre, natural dye, 210 x 210cm
Helen Ganalmirriwuy, 12-19 Gunga mat, 2019, woven pandanus fibre, natural dye, 210 x 210cm

Garland has a number of special programs to help us keep connected while we are isolated.

Our Futures survey

The Coronavirus has severely affected craft consumption and production. We’re keen to learn from you about its impact and how we can adapt.

In partnership with craft researcher Estelle Vanwambeke, we’re developing a report for Oxfam based on feedback about your experience during this lockdown.

You are invited to fill out this form, which will close on 8 May 2020. We will use this information to host a forum on 19 May. This will contribute to a report for Oxfam which will be shared in Garland.

Ring Around the World

The Garland community stretches across the wider world. In the next months, we’ll be bringing readers and writers together with a series of “Ring Arounds”. You can find these on our YouTube channel.

  • Love across the Indian Ocean 1 April 2020
  • Vietnam 28 April 2pm (Vietnam time): We speak with Huong Pham Thanh from Vietnam UNESCO about how her country will emerge from lockdown.
  • Vietnam 4 May 5pm (Vienam time): We speak with Le Ba Ngoc about Vietcraft, Lifestyle Vietnam and One Village One Product
  • Iran 12 May 11am (Iran time): We speak with Iranian artists and craftspersons inside and outside Iran
  • Our Futures 19 May 2020
  • Iran  mid-May
  • South Africa mid-June

Spring will Come

Who would have thought you could have a “happy hour” with friends on the small screen. This is a time for sewing seeds for new ways of doing things. Check the Spring Will Come page for new ideas that emerge.


Most craft outlets are closed around the world. In their place, many are now opening or expanding their retail online. See below details of craft sales that can be made online. Your purchases will be much appreciated by the makers. We are building this list from our current partners and Circle members. We will also feature it in our newsletter. Contact us if you would like to be featured.