MEET: Sue Hughes

Sue Hughes of Blackbirds Song
Today we are pleased to meet Hampshire based milliner Sue Hughes, who runs Blackbirds Song, and find out how she creates her beautiful hats and fascinators. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you make? I’m a fidgety 53 year old who has...

FINDS: Crafty Sew and Sew

When you find yourself having to buy a gift for a crafter what do you buy? Here are just a few of our favourites sewing themed suggestions...Swirls and Whirls Scissorkeeper Kit by Lorna Bateman EmbroiderySketchbooks by Kate Bowles BooksBirthday Card...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Kate Marsden

This week we meet Kate Marsden of 'Made by Mrs M'.Based in the nation's capital, her work is inspired by life in the city and the architecture and textile designs of the 1950's. Her fabric designs are her main focus but she also works with ceramics...

OPPORTUNITIES: Sheffield Print Fair 2014 - Call for Artist Printmakers

 Submissions are invited for Sheffield Print Fair 2014 which will take place on Saturday 15th November 2014, at St Mary's Church & Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield. The event will run from 10am until 4pm, and will feature...

MEET: Emma Ralph of EJR Beads.

Ceramic Pendants
Today we are pleased to meet Coulsdon based bead designer and supplier Emma Ralph of EJR Beads to find out how she started out and what inspires her beautiful creations.Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started?I’ve always had a...

EVENTS: E17 Designers at Walthamstow Garden Party

Come and see E17 Designers at the 'Walthamstow Garden Party' on 26 and 27 July, for a free weekend of music, theatre, arts and crafts in Walthamstow’s Lloyd Park!E17 Designers will have a marquee alongside the William Morris Gallery, which will be...

REVIEW: Draw Dogs/Cats In 15 Minutes

Front Cover of the Draw Dogs/Cats In 15 Minutes
After a fairly successful attempt at painting some chickens for my sister-in-law, my mother and father-in-law have been waiting patiently for me to create a painting of their dog. They have been waiting for around two years. I have every intention...

MEET: 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.In my work I take photographs and make drawings of...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Linda Banks

 This week we meet Linda Banks of Orchid Stained Glass. After a career in journalism which spanned a total of twenty five years, this 'glassy' lady is following her dream of being a stained glass artist that combines art and artisan to create...

MEET: Jamie Frost

Jamie Frost
Today we are pleased to meet Holmfirth based artist Jamie Frost who is trained in sculpture and painting. Jamie is currently working on his drawings to get them ready to exhibit. He has just been awarded 'Outstanding Artist at The Art Market and is...

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