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Valeria Black - Hand painted silk scarf by Agnes Ashe
Our latest showcase features gorgeous textiles from talented UK creatives - here are a few of our favs, but you can view the whole showcase here http://ukhandmade.co.uk/showcase/textiles 
Naked Cakes by Hannah Miles
For years, the cake has been encased in thick layers of icing, marzipan and jam, and then decorated. However, there has recently been a trend for simplicity; cakes ‘stripped back’ and decorated with fresh edible flowers and vibrant berries, or mixed with pastel shades to make the sponge itself the star of the show.
David Shepherdson pen
'Wood is one of the few things that when dead can be brought back to life.' UK Handmade Portfolio Member David Shepherdson of Pens Unique talks about his love of woodturning and making pens from a grand piano.
Silk Poppy by Present Perfect Creations
We've all got our favourite shade of pink, from pale dusky hues to bright fushias. Here are a few pretty makes I found by members of our forum...Silk Poppy by Present Perfect Creations
Front cover of Big Hook Crochet
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Wraps by Ulla Cronin
Drawing on a rich heritage of Scandinavian, English and Scottish knitware, Ulla Cronin's designs reflect her belief that everyday items should be beautifully made, practical and playful, cherished and enjoyed. Ulla's interest in traditional skills and love of natural fibres was formed by her childhood in Finland growing up surrounded by forests, fields and lakes.
Greyhound At Long Pit, Winchelsea Beach by Anna Wilson-Patterson
Our latest showcase features gorgeous Autumn themed items from talented UK creatives - here are a few of our favs, but you can view the whole showcase here http://ukhandmade.co.uk/showcase/autumn
Front Cover of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen
Front cover of Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks
Review by Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art
UK Handmade, Lindleywood, bird box, wooden box, gift box, getting noticed
Struggling to get noticed?  UK Handmade portfolio member, Lindleywood, has been featured in many major UK magazines and newspapers, plus on national TV and radio. Helen Lindley tells us how.Image courtesy of Theo Paphitis #SBS
Front Cover of The Cookie Jar
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Printed Partridge Cushion by Lisa Durrant Prints
I love this time of year when the birds are singing at the crack of dawn, our cabbages are being overrun with butterflies and destroyed their hungry offspring, and bees are sneakily hiding in the washing ready to sting us - all part and parcel of living in the countryside, right? Ah well, enjoy these lovely winged critters in handmade form instead, where they are just as delightful but a little better behaved...
UK Handmade Jane Paveley Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery
Inspired by the natural world and created using a variety of techniques - UK Handmade member, Jane Paveley, introduces Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery.
Front Cover of 100 Great Children's Picture Books
Cover illustration by Sara Fanelli
UK Handmade Fiona Dix LoveFibre tidepool
UK Handmade portfolio member Fiona Dix of LoveFibre shares some of her thoughts on the meaning of making.
Duck Ceramics
Today we meet Alice Duck, maker of beautiful wonky ceramics (her words, not mine!) and find out what inspires her work...Please tell us about yourself and how you got started?
Front Cover of Plant-Based Paleo
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne
Kaleidoscope cane pendant by Helenka White Design
In the first part of this article Helen White of Helenka White Design showed us what essential tools are needed to create beautiful jewellery with polymer clay and shared an easy tutorial for beginners. In the second part she shares with us some of her own work and explains the techniques behind each piece.
UK Handmade Astrid Weigel The Foragers
Stylish, original, and slightly quirky - UK Handmade member Astrid Weigel's homewares reflect her love of Scandinavian and Eastern European folk art and the nature around her Ayrshire studio. Here Astrid talks about how she goes about making of one of her pieces.
UK Handmade Margaret Dier blue beetle embroidery
"Browsing the internet I found a beetle picture and wow! The picture just jumped right out, a true turquoise jewel. The colour caught me first, turquoise being my favourite, and then I just knew I had to stitch it."  UK Handmade Portfolio member, Margaret Dier, describes how Coleoptera was created.

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