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QEST Apprenticeship call for applications
Do you need apprenticeship funding? The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of The Royal Warrant Holders Association, helps emerging craftspeople to excel in their careers.
Garden designer Jinny Blom’s work is defined by both her skill with plants and an ability to create a garden that responds to the site’s context, both historically and in the wider landscape. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed whilst designing more than 250 gardens around the world.
Jewellery by Brass and Bold
Ellie Pearce makes adorable outfits for children from vintage linen under the name Ellie's Heirlooms. We find out more about her kitchen table business and what inspires her...
As soon as I saw the title of this book, I was intrigued. Is it really possible to ‘Have Your Cake and Eat It’? Can you indulge in sweet treats with impunity?
The Country Living Spring Fair 2017
This year The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair moves to an exciting new venue, where the historic Alexandra Palace offers a wonderful environment with lots more space.
Front cover over the book House of Cards
Review by Bebe BradleyBotanical artist and author of several books, Rosie Sanders's work has been displayed in many galleries, including the 'Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art' at Kew Gardens in London. She is also the recipient of five Gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society and has won the Royal Academy miniature award. Rosie currently lives in Devon where she runs botanical painting courses.
Hand Embroidered Plants Pair Of Wall Hoops by Liz Padgham-Major
For me, the best thing about Spring is the burst of colour after a grey and dreary winter. It makes you want to fling open the windows and let the warmth and light in, and gets the creative juices flowing. Here are a few Spring themed makes from talented UK designers and makers!
Front cover of the book Perfectly Paleo
Front cover of the book The Creative Home
Review by Bebe BradleyWhether you reside in a compact city flat, bustling family home, a coastal or country retreat, 'The Creative Home' hopes that, within its pages, you will find the inspiration required to help you achieve your ideal living space. 
Diversity - ERTF
Celebrate the diverse work of the members of the Eastern Region Textile Forum at the Textiles East Fair at Swavesey Village College, 17th - 18th February.
Vicky Oldfield Printmaker
Spring is just around the corner and the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds are embracing the new season with two exciting new exhibitions...Still Life Print Exhibition - Vicky Oldfield and Sarah Du Feu4th March – 24th June Printmakers Vicky Oldfield and Sarah Du Feu come together to explore the theme of Still Life.
Front cover of the book Print & Pattern Nature by Bowie Style
Front cover of the book Ballpoint Art
I'm interested in any art and design books, I'm not fussy, but what I really enjoy is an art and design book that can surprise me, and what is more surprising than an inspiring book dedicated to art made by the humble ballpoint pen.
Front cover of the book Vegan 101
Front Cover of the book Eat with Intention
Eat With Intention isn’t your average cookbook, it isn’t some kind of on-trend fad diet book either, the recipes don’t appear until chapter six and although all the food is nutritious and healthy, you won’t find any mention of measuring fat or calories. 
Front cover of the book Tim Burton - The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work
Front cover of the book Nostalgic Delights
In "Nostalgic Delights", award winning chocolatier William Curley takes inspiration from classic recipes that he has encountered throughout his childhood and career, and updates them to create modern masterpieces.
The Best of British Crafts is Here AgainSaturday 12th November sees the start of one of the most loved craft events in the country at Blackthorpe Barn, perfect for unique Christmas gifts, and it’s nestled in Rougham just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.