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.
The traceability of the food we eat is well recognised as important, but what about the origin of the wool that we wear? Why shouldn’t we care as much about where our woolly jumper comes from and support the local farmers who produce it? That’s the aim of a campaign group to promote the use and versatility of wool from sheep bred on the Welsh Cambrian Mountains.
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.
We are delighted to welcome our newest Sponsor, Annie Browne from The Kitchen Table Business Academy. Find out about her successful business helping fellow creatives and why she loves handmade...
Pump House Gallery is going prehistoric. Set in the middle of Battersea Park, where humans once hunted woolly mammoths on frozen boglands, the gallery will be filled with primitive-looking artefacts and primeval geology. But in fact, everything has been newly made by artists Caroline Achaintre, Salvatore Arancio, Vidya Gastaldon, Andy Harper, Ben Rivers and Jack Strange.
Here at UK Handmade, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new Makers Directory! Founded on our successful online magazine, website and forum, our carefully curated directory brings together the best of UK Handmade and will allow viewers to search through our community of makers, designers and artists by location and creative discipline.
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.
Christmas is on its way but there’s no need to rush! On the 14th December Made Locally With Love will be filling the enchanting Merchant Adventurers’ Hall full of wonderfully talented, Yorkshire based, local businesses who will be there to offer you everything you need for the perfect Handmade Christmas.
This Christmas, The Fairy Tale Fair is coming to Brighton Racecourse. Over 100 whimsically festive stalls will fill the venue, and it is going to be a magical day out for all the family.
Now in it's sixth year, The Of Cabbages & Kings Christmas Market is an established fixture in the Stoke Newington calendar. It returns to Abney Hall this december for a festive weekend with a host of stalls selling some of the best art, fashion, prints, gifts, textiles and product design in London town.
Our Winter Showcase is stuffed full of beautiful handmade gifts and christmas decorations - who needs massed produced when you can beautiful original products direct from the maker. Below is just a small selection, view the whole showcase here http://ukhandmade.co.uk/showcase/christmas. Support independent makers and buy handmade!