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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.
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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.
Front cover of Natural Processes in Textile Art
Review by Lindsay Rendall
An Unnatural History
Today we are pleased to meet Tina Crawford, aka Tobyboo. With her first solo exhibition coming up we wanted to find out what inspires her original and unusual textiles...Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started. 
Front Cover of Sew Scandinavian
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
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Front cover of The Crafted Garden
Review By Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Michelle Gemmel
Today we meet Leeds based designer Michelle Gemmel. She used to design nightwear, underwear and swimwear for a number of companies but in 2012 she decided to start her own design company called Memelou, designing greetings cards, prints and notelets.What is your background and how did you get into design? 
The London Artisan
Simple Printmaking Workshops - Create Beautiful Hand Printed Fabrics to Decorate Your Home
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Review by Ali Burdon - Very Berry Handmade
We asked UK Handmade portfolio member Arati Devasher to share the process behind her beautiful hand painted silk scarves. Be sure to check out the link at the end of the article to view a video of Arati in action!About me...
Front Cover of Speakeasy
Review by Lindsay Rendall
White Faux Fur & Grey Leather Clutch by Jolizette
Our Christmas showcase features gorgeous, seasonally-inspired items from talented UK creatives. Here's a few of my favourites but you can view the whole showcase here: 
Katrin Eagle, UK Handmade, autumn flower brooches
Launching your first solo exhibition can be a daunting prospect. Wool artist and UK Handmade Makers Directory member, Katrin Eagle, shares her tips for success.  
UK Handmade, Huiyi Tan - rabbit
With nearly 5,000 sales and an excellent five star rating on Etsy, UK Handmade portfolio member, jewellers Huiyi Tan have a wealth of experience in making customers happy.Huiyi Tan is the creation of Huiyi and David. Together they design and hand make jewellery from their small home studio in Cornwall. In addition to a range of nearly 200 unique designs, they offer a custom made service whereby they’ll create new designs for their customers upon request. Huiyi tells us the story behind one special piece.
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Review by Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art
Designers/Makers CRAFTMOBILE Kickstarter Campaign
CRAFTMOBILE is a unique touring pop-up shop on wheels, selling a curated selection of craft & design objects from designer makers.  Designers/Makers (D/M) is an International Agency for contemporary design and craft w