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Outlaw is an artisan craft show with a very clear difference from the norm and they are currently looking for awesome makers and designers to join them for their first ever show in Bristol on 2 & 3 May.
Jacqui Temple-Smees
Liz Samways meets West Yorkshire-based assemblage artist and jeweller Jacqui Temple-Smees to find out about her fantastic and fantastical work. Please tell us about yourself and how you got started?
Front Cover of Giftwrapped
Meet London based jewellery designer, Farah Qureshi, whose love of travelling takes her to interesting places to source beautiful gems and stones for her next collection.  What is your background and where did you study?I have always loved drawing and painting since I was very young and later went onto study three dimensional design and metalwork at art school, specializing in jewellery design.
Front Cover of A World of Quilts
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry
The #crochetjungle is an exciting collaborative textile installation being created to inspire imaginations, teach adults and children how to crochet and to raise money and awareness for both Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Placard: Fight
Helen White meets Pontypridd-based textile designer Cath Janes of “Kraken Kreations”, a passionate feminist who creates funky accessories and loves sewing.Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started.
Front Cover of The Natural Food Kitchen
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne
Front Cover of the book Artisan Drinks
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry Handmade
Front Cover of the book I Love Handmade Books
 I already have a book about making books somewhere. I’ve had it for years but I’ve never actually made anything from it. The hand drawn illustrations, the photography and the general layout never felt quite right, they weren’t particularly inviting. 
Nordic Crafts
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry 
Front Cover of Chocolate At Home
I was really pleased when this book arrived as I had been searching for a chocolate cake recipe that my husband could use to bake my birthday cake. Nan’s Chocolate Fudge Cake looked ideal until... I spotted the Triple Chocolate Brownie cake in M&S.
Melanie Goemans
Today we meet painter and printmaker Melanie Goemans in her Cambridgeshire studio and find out what inspires her delicate work....Please tell us the process behind your work and what inspires you.
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art(Image courtesy of Jacqui Small LLP)
Lucy Gell
Today we meet Derbyshire based illustrator, Lucy Gell who gains inspiration from her animals and walking in the local park. Character is what drives this illustrator to distraction, taking in all there is to be seen and capturing it in her drawings and etchings. 
Paper Flowers
Gillian Lee Smith
Today we are pleased to meet Scottish artist Gillian Lee Smith. Now based in Nottingham, Gillian went on an artist journey three years ago and decided that her sculptural work had to be put on hold, so she could solely dedicate her time to her paintings. In 2012, she was a featured artist on BBC2’s Show me the Monet and made it through to the final exhibition at The Mall Gallery in London, where her work was sold at auction.
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Chloe Tells You How
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Online Marketing for your Craft Business
In the six years since UK Handmade started there has been a massive change in how small and independent business are promoted, and with all the social media sites that have popped up it can be really confusing and overwhelming for anyone just starting out.

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