MEET: Eve Finlayson of Createve

Pheasant Cushion
Today we are pleased to meet textile designer  Eve Finlayson of Createve from Yorkshire.  Eve's work is mainly hand-drawn or painted before being manipulated and digitally printed to create patterns for her range, which includes items...

NEWS: UK Handmade's Spring Issue is out now!

Innovation refers to something original, new and different. As artists, designers and makers, you could say that we strive to be innovative; we aim to produce work that is authentic, beautifully made and unique. Front cover image courtesy of ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Create Art Award 2014

The Create Art Award is a major annual opportunity for London-based artists to deliver a project which actively involves communities in east London.  Create London is now inviting proposals for a project for 2014.East London is the largest...

MEET: Sylvaine Frouin

Sylaine Frouin in her workshop
Today we are pleased to meet French jewellery designer Sylvaine Frouin from "Silvene", who creates graphic and intriguing work from her studio in Brighton, Sussex.Please tell us about yourself and how you got started.Creating things was...

EXHIBITION: Fashioned at Craft Central

Celebrating London Fashion Week, Craft Central presents FASHIONED – a cross-disciplinary exhibition of wearable artworks by 25 leading designer-makers. FASHIONED will feature a diverse selection of trail-blazing contemporary fashion, jewellery and...

REVIEW: Preserves and Pickles

Front Cover of the book Preserves and Pickles
Preserve and Pickles: Simple Recipes for Delicious Food Every Day is part of the Ryland Peters and Small, The Easy Kitchen range, and features recipes from a wide variety of people including Gloria Nicol, Lindy Wildsmith and Linda Collister (she's...

OPPORTUNITIES: Scholarship for the Handmade Horizons Marketing Academy

Designers, makers and independent retailers who want to take their business to new heights are being invited to apply for a scholarship place on an innovative online training program for 2014.Two business owners will be awarded a free place in the...

MEET: Beate Kubitz of Makepiece

Makepiece  - Beate and Nicola
Today we are pleased to meet Walsden based co-director Beate Kubitz, who is one half of the fashion brand team Makepiece, to find out why she loves her sheep as much as her clothes.  How did Makepiece begin?  I started Makepiece in...

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Poppito

UK Handmade is very lucky to be supported by a great selection of independant businesses. Please meet our newest sponsor Poppito, a new online marketplace for makers founded by Rebecca Bailey-Price.Poppito started life as an online marketplace for...

MEET: Cathy Nunes

Cathy Nunes
Today we are pleased to meet London based paper artist Cathy Nunes, who is also owner of the Origami Boutique, to find out how she creates her beautiful origami bouquets, cards and jewellery.Please tell us about yourself.How and when did you get...

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