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Front Cover of the book Artisan Drinks
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry Handmade
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. 
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. 
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
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne of
Front and back cover of the book The Home-Sewn Home
Review by Ali Burdon of
north star yarns
Today we are pleased to meet Jill Chapman, owner of North Star Yarns, a local wool shop and place in Blackhall Mill, County Durham, where enthusiasts can learn how to knit and crochet to find out.  Jill  opened her shop in summer last year.
Liz Samways meets Andrew Clark, Leeds-based maker of Reproduction Accoutrements, Regalia & Headdress.Please tell us about yourself and how you got started.
We start 2013 meeting Minerva, a trained accountant with a passion for knitting and stitching, who has recently started on a new path to pursue her dream of running her own creative business on her terms.Tell us about yourself
Bec Gilray
Liz Samways meets letterpress printer Bec Gilray of 'Do you Punctuate'. Inspired by tradtional printing methods, printer Bec uses moveable lead type, photopolymer plates, printing blocks, and wooden letters to create unique greeting cards.Please tell us about yourself and how you got started.