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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.
The Grasp Project is an initiative aiming to re-invent craft in our current digital and technological age.
UK Handmade Justbod Lovers
UK Handmade portfolio member bod of Justbod talks about the influences, inspirations and ideas behind his original design: 'Lovers,' and the process behind making it into a hand-sculpted metal and oak wall plaque.This has been one of my favourite pieces to make so far.
Front cover of Keeping House by Cindy Harris
UK Handmade Anna Wilson-Patterson Cat RX83
 Anna Wilson-Patterson's studio is the front room of her 1930's bungalow on the cliff top at Fairlight Cove, Sussex. The shelves groan with sketchbooks, wood painting panels and artist monographs, whilst draped elegantly on cushions at her feet lie her companions - Finn the lurcher and Oonagh the greyhound.
Front cover of the book Sharpie Art Workshop
Order And Chaos Exhibition
A Year In Cheese
I realise that it’s not particularly fashionable at the moment to be seen consuming dairy but frankly, I don’t give a stuff. I love cheese and I’m sure that there are plenty of other cheese-lovers out there, raiding the fridge for a cheeky bit of cheddar as I write. 'A Year in Cheese' will make those with a fromagerie fetish weep with sheer joy.
Craftivism Book
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
The GNCCF is an award winning high profile fair that celebrates the very best of contemporary craft and is regarded as the leading selling event in the North of England. Over 150 designers, makers & artists are selected by an independent panel to showcase and sell their work to a discerning audience of buyers & collectors.
Apparently, when Jorge Fernandez and Rick Wells first met, it was their love of good coffee and a mutual appreciation of well-made ‘stuff’ that sparked the desire to embark on a venture together. Quitting their jobs - coffee shop manager and BBC journalist respectively - they resolved to open a place that offered the highest quality bread, cheese, cured meats, wine coffee and cake, in an environment that was both stylish and homely.
Front Cover of Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends
Review by Lindsay Rendall
Alison Bellamy
We are delighted to welcome our newest sponsor, insurance company Craft Cover. Craft Cover is the brainchild of Alison Bellamy, a passionate crafter. By day she's a director for Walmsleys, an insurance broker, so she decided to combine these two parts of her life in Craft Cover – a specialist insurance broker for crafters great and small. Craft Cover itself was launched in January of 2015, but Alison's experience as an insurance broker spans 30 years and countless different clients and industries.