Gifts for your wish list at Cockpit Bloomsbury


Our 2023 Christmas gift guide has got it all

Are you hunting for the perfect pressie? Us too… from weaving workshops and ethical jewels to sustainable clothing and the softest cashmere, we’ve got you sorted with 10 crafty gifts from the magic of Cockpit Bloomsbury.

Remember – this year’s Winter Open Studios will be particularly special as we launch a brand-new Cockpit Deptford, from 1-3 December. But Bloomsbury is up first! Spots are flying, so register today.

Kimberley Cookey-Gam

Kimberley Cookey-Gam uses crochet to nurture the tender connections between garments, art and people. Her intricate crochet clothing and accessories explore themes around space and anxiety – and are both sculptural and wearable.

“I feel like humans have always been drawn to patterns, or the repetition of a design. There is some sort of ease or calm within it,” she says – and we know what she means… we have been drawn to her work since the moment we saw it!


Ruby Taglight

Using the ancient process of lost wax casting, Ruby’s beautiful jewellery celebrates our past, be it a found story, a myth, a Medieval creature, a piece of art or overlooked narratives that have survived sometimes thousands of years. A qualified gemologist, Ruby creates her sculptural art jewellery and objects using ethically sourced gemstones and recycled metals – and is certainly on our wish list this year…

Sine Fiennes

Sine is always looking for “simplicity simplicity simplicity… it can never be simple enough. I strive for quiet effortless timeless cashmere heaven, whether it be for babies, tahe sofa or your favourite jumper.”



Ejing Zhang

Through her handmade resin jewellery, Ejing develops mixed media materials with unique aesthetics and techniques. She has a passion for merging traditional craftsmanship with contemporary context and modern technologies. 

Malaika Carr

Chalk is the brainchild of Malaika Carr, a jewellery designer and architect, who blends her skills to create statement, handmade jewellery. She takes inspiration from the cityscapes surrounding her, reimagining intricate details in walnut, acrylic, brass and formica. Make a statement this festive season with her gorgeous jewellery!

Mariano Crespo

Mariano continues a centuries-old tradition of creating exquisitely handcrafted bespoke shoes and boots from his Cockpit Bloomsbury studio. Catering for both men and women, Mariano creates shoes based on individual preferences and requirements. Visit him to find your perfect, custom-made pair.

Zoë Ward

Zoë creates clothing for the everyday that celebrates quality and craftsmanship, with each garment designed to be timeless, functional and beautiful. She combines natural and often hand-dyed fabrics with high-quality construction and precise attention to detail. Swoon.

Michele Oberdieck

Michèle Oberdieck specialises in blown glass inspired by natural forms and organic processes, which explore balance and asymmetry through shape, surface and colour. The free movement of colour flows within her creations, creating cascades of reflection – and a perfect addition to your living space!


Hannah Refaat

Hannah uses a fusion of traditional Middle Eastern and Western techniques, interesting colour combinations and material experimentation to create her luxury embroidered accessories. Add a touch of dapper to your festive season with her pocket-square/handkerchiefs. They’re make from silk dupion and viscose thread, and they’re utterly gorgeous.

Eva the Weaver

Inspire any budding weavers with Eva Dennis’ beginners weaving workshop, where they’ll design a weaving warp, get expert tuition and take home their very own woven wall hanging.