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Helen White meets Pontypridd-based textile designer Cath Janes of “Kraken Kreations”, a passionate feminist who creates funky accessories and loves sewing.Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started.
We are delighted to welcome our newest Sponsor, Annie Browne from The Kitchen Table Business Academy. Find out about her successful business helping fellow creatives and why she loves handmade...
Front Cover of The Natural Food Kitchen
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne
Front Cover of the book Artisan Drinks
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry Handmade
Here at UK Handmade, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new Makers Directory! Founded on our successful online magazine, website and forum, our carefully curated directory brings together the best of UK Handmade and will allow viewers to search through our community of makers, designers and artists by location and creative discipline.
Front Cover of the book I Love Handmade Books
 I already have a book about making books somewhere. I’ve had it for years but I’ve never actually made anything from it. The hand drawn illustrations, the photography and the general layout never felt quite right, they weren’t particularly inviting. 
Now in it's sixth year, The Of Cabbages & Kings Christmas Market is an established fixture in the Stoke Newington calendar. It returns to Abney Hall this december for a festive weekend with a host of stalls selling some of the best art, fashion, prints, gifts, textiles and product design in London town.  
The Choir Handpainted Ornaments by Little Brown Dog Workshop
Our Winter Showcase is stuffed full of beautiful handmade gifts and christmas decorations - who needs massed produced when you can beautiful original products direct from the maker. Below is just a small selection, view the whole showcase here http://ukhandmade.co.uk/showcase/christmas. Support independent makers and buy handmade!
Nordic Crafts
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry 
Front Cover of Chocolate At Home
I was really pleased when this book arrived as I had been searching for a chocolate cake recipe that my husband could use to bake my birthday cake. Nan’s Chocolate Fudge Cake looked ideal until... I spotted the Triple Chocolate Brownie cake in M&S.
Melanie Goemans
Today we meet painter and printmaker Melanie Goemans in her Cambridgeshire studio and find out what inspires her delicate work....Please tell us the process behind your work and what inspires you.
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art(Image courtesy of Jacqui Small LLP)
Lucy Gell
Today we meet Derbyshire based illustrator, Lucy Gell who gains inspiration from her animals and walking in the local park. Character is what drives this illustrator to distraction, taking in all there is to be seen and capturing it in her drawings and etchings. 
UK Handmade Winter Showcase 2014
Need some distraction from November's windy, wet and dreary weather? Fetch that steaming mug of tea and generous slice of cake, and take a gander at our rather lovely Winter Showcase!
Paper Flowers
Gillian Lee Smith
Today we are pleased to meet Scottish artist Gillian Lee Smith. Now based in Nottingham, Gillian went on an artist journey three years ago and decided that her sculptural work had to be put on hold, so she could solely dedicate her time to her paintings. In 2012, she was a featured artist on BBC2’s Show me the Monet and made it through to the final exhibition at The Mall Gallery in London, where her work was sold at auction.
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Chloe Tells You How
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Online Marketing for your Craft Business
In the six years since UK Handmade started there has been a massive change in how small and independent business are promoted, and with all the social media sites that have popped up it can be really confusing and overwhelming for anyone just starting out.
Front Cover of the book Fifty Years of Illustration

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