Craft & Colour Expert
Named of one the Top 100 influential crafters in the UK, Momtaz has worked as a Designer/Maker and was Editor of the UK's oldest craft magazine, Popular Crafts. She has written several crafts books, designed projects for numerous publications, edited a craftzine, founded London's most successful Craft Night The Make Escape and regularly teaches crafts workshops. In 2018 she co-curated the Morgan Stanley Friday Late at The Wallace Collection Museum, where she programmed the arts and crafts activities including curating an exhibition of 10 leading South Asian artists. She continues this Cultural Producer role for 2020 and is currently working on their Forgotten Master's Late on 27th March.
Colour isn't just a 'hat' she puts on. It's intrinsic to everything she does so it's no surprise that with her unique eye for colour, she is regularly called upon for her expertise. Momtaz has appeared on BBC Radio London talking about the power of colour to lift your mood and was invited to Host a talk at the prestigious Tate Modern in London about how to incorporate colour into your life. Her blog CraftandTravel, charts her Adventures in Colour, combining her passion for travelling the world learning about international crafts while discovering colourful locations. She has also worked with the global colour team at Akzo Nobel, creating video and photo content for the trade paint brand.
And it doesn't stop there...
Momtaz has studied Colour Therapy and is available to provide content and comment on this unique alternative therapy.
She is on the panel of BBC's Expert Voices and is one of Kirstie Allsop's Craft Experts appearing live at The Handmade Fair in Hampton Court and Bowood House for the last five years.
She has worked on several high profile projects including Hands On Craft in association with the Voluntary Arts Trust and offers Crafts Consultancy services from advising small craft business start-ups to assisting with research for television production companies.
Momtaz appeared on the BBC 2 craft series Mastercrafts presented by Monty Don, where she studied an apprenticeship in weaving. Watch highlights here.
Her craft skillset is wide and includes sewing, papercrafts, jewellery-making, printing & dyeing.
Momtaz also runs craft workshops and private craft parties for children and adults and at major events such as The National Wedding Show, Knitting and Stitching Show and Country Living Fair.
Her blog www.CraftandTravel.com focusses on her particular interest in international crafts. It replaces her previous craft and life style blog which was originally commissioned by The Arts Council and which she wrote for a decade.
Momtaz's ambition is to travel the world presenting a television series exploring crafts and craft techniques from around the globe.