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Author Anne Kelly is a Kent-based artist and tutor, and ‘Textile Nature’ is her second book. Plants, flowers, gardens, insects and birds provide a rich source of inspiration for artists, designers and makers everywhere. Here she shows you how to get the most out of your surroundings to create unique and original textile art.
UK Handmade - LISU Wedding and Handmade Jewellery
UK Handmade portfolio member Susan Hagen of LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery talks about her love of jewellery and how she developed her skills through distance learning.
Front Cover of the book Experimental Corsets
Review by Lindsay Rendall
UK Handmade - Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics
From North Yorkshire to Devon, Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics are stocked across the country. Here UK Handmade Portfolio Member Charlotte shares some thoughts on working with shops and galleries.
Front cover of the book Modern Retro
Front cover of Hungry Healthy Happy
I'm not a big fan of the word diet, going on a diet sounds like a short term solution for a problem I often find myself in. Since Christmas, on finding myself at the heaviest weight I've ever known, I decided to take a good look at what I was eating with the intention of changing my lifestyle (again). 
Pens Unique
"... to exhibiting and selling your work". UK Handmade Portfolio Member David Shepherdson of Pens Unique gives his thoughts on how to select the right fairs.
Front cover of the book Vinegar Socks
Front cover of the book Wall Art by Clare Youngs
Folksy is a handmade marketplace which is only open to people who are based in the UK and only to people who sell handmade goods or craft supplies - no 'vintage' and no resellers. This bank holiday weekend, you can open and fill a shop on for free; the offer for 20 free listings ends on Monday, 30th of May, at midnight!
UK Handmade - Smashing Chintz
UK Handmade portfolio member Janine Nelson explains what has inspired her love of mosaics and how she creates her Smashing Chintz pieces.Bullfinch in tree by Smashing ChintzI. INSPIRATION
farah silver pendant
Today we meet London based Jewellery Designer, Farah Qureshi who travels around the world for her inspirations and materials to create her beautiful jewellery.  What is your background?
Having lived and worked in Paris for 15 years, Danish-born author Charlotte and her husband Phillippe wanted to change their lives so moved to Odense, Denmark, where they founded their ethical homeware company RICE in 1998.
UK Handmade - Little Gems Jewels
Gemma of Little Gems Jewels from the UK Handmade Makers Directory explains the magic of gemstones.
UK Handmade - Project Amy
Amy Scott of the UK Handmade Makers Directory tells us the history of Project Amy Designs.I can remember experimenting creatively, from a very young age, always drawing, painting and trying out new techniques such as printing with different materials around the house. This is where my passion for art was nurtured.
Front cover of Terrariums - Gardens Under Glass
I am quite smitten with this book.
Yarn Shop Day
UK Handmade Helen Morton Wilts Woollens
As National Yarn Shop Day approaches, UK Handmade portfolio member Helen Morton of Wilts Woollens explains the pleasures of stocking up.
UK Handmade - Kokomelt exfoliating cubes
What is Kokomelt artisan skincare? Deborah Spink of the UK Handmade Makers Directory explains its creation. 
Vintage Home
Judith Miller has been collecting since she was a student at Edinburgh University in the 60s. Now one of the world’s leading experts on antiques and collectables, she is also the co-founder of Miller’s Antiques Price Guide, the author of more than 100 books, and a frequent contributor to various newspapers and magazines. If you want to know about iconic design and styling, Judith is your lady.