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Prestigious membership organisations Design-Nation and Design Factory are merging to create ONE leading portfolio and network. Going under the name Design-Nation, they will support the very best and most diverse UK-based contemporary craft and design. Bringing together partners, champions and investment, the new Design-Nation will strengthen business and creative development in the contemporary design and crafts sector across the UK.
Forty artists and makers are coming together for the first ever Wasps Christmas market, and marking the 40th anniversary of Scotland’s biggest creative community. It’s a chance to see a rich variety of art, craft and design of many kinds, including work by the exceptional silversmith Hamish Dobbie, beautiful glasswork from Cressa McLaren, gorgeous textiles by Morag Macpherson and lovely illustrations by Suzi Plunkett, all alongside original prints, ceramics, paintings, felt work, batik, leather accessories, photography and weaving.
Alessandra Handmade
UK Handmade member Alessandra Handmade Creations creates intricate quilts and homewares with a love and care that has been inherited from her family. Here she tells more about her background and her passion for fabrics and sewing...
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Julia Hulme
Future Icons presents the inaugural Winter Showcase of client collections at 67 York Street, Marylebone. For this occasion, Future Icons has selected key pieces from its client collections for design-savvy buyers to purchase in time for the Christmas shopping season.
E17 Designers offer a beautiful array of thoughtful, quirky, beautiful, handmade products, all locally crafted. They offer the most sociable of shopping experiences, leaping cheerfully across the boundary between a market and an exclusive design event. 
The University of the Arts London (UAL) has launched a pioneering new retail space this autumn, selling design-led products and artwork from its abundance of talented alumni.
The future looks bright for the new artists’ residence at the former home of Vice Admiral Sir Roddy Macdonald, war veteran, painter and Chief of the Skye Highland Games.
Emma Johnson, a contemporary ceramicist from Brighton, is the fourth emerging designer/maker to be showcased as part of the Barbican’s Makers initiative, an open call for new creative talent. Her range of handmade ceramic homewares, including exclusive walnut-finished items, is on sale now in the Barbican Shop. 
Cambridge Original Printmakers 2018
Applications are now open for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018, which once again promises to deliver an outstanding event, as in previous years. Alongside the main exhibition in the historic Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, there will be talks by keynote speakers, workshops and demonstrations. 
Selvedge Fair at Pendle
Front cover of the book What to Eat and How to Eat it

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