REVIEW: Nordic Crafts

Front Cover of the book Nordic Crafts
Review by Ali Burdon of Very Berry If you are a fan of Scandi-style and love to have a go at lots of different crafts then this book is one to consider adding to your book collection. The emphasis here is on folky crafts, with the author, Mia...

MEET: Chris Boland

Amethyst Cab
Today we are pleased to meet award winning jeweller Chris Boland who studied his craft in Sheffield and is based there.  Chris is passionate about rocks and likes to know the origin and stories behind the stones, he uses in his jewellery. What...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Ian Tait

 Driven by the beauty of the material with which he works, Ian Tait of The Wood Emporium produces items which reflect his passion for using the resources available to him with the utmost reverence and respect. This week, we visit his workshop...

MEET: Emily Stubbs

Glimmer For Glamour
Today we are pleased to meet ceramic artist Emily Stubbs, who lives and works in York. Emily is inspired by her grandma's house, where she grew up and spent most of her time. What is your background and where did you study?I come from a very...

Review: The Hand-Printed Home

Front Cover of the book The Hand-Printed Home
The Hand-Printed Home is a homeware craft book with a difference, where most craft books will tell you how to sew pretty things with bought fabric, this book shows you how to add your own designs to fabric, (and indeed various other surfaces),...

MEET: Laney Mead

pink glass roses by Izzybeads
Today we are pleased to meet glass artist Laney Mead, who lives and works in rural Herefordshire. Laney trades as ‘Izzybeads’ and is best known for her quirky and humorous animal characters, which are popular with collectors worldwide.Please tell us...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Magnolia Restrepo

This week we take a circuitous route via the Amazonian rainforest to meet jewellery maker and designer, Magnolia Restrepo. From the theoretical, abstract and often ambiguous world of science, she chose to take a path which would see her explore...

RECIPES: Blueberry & Vanilla Cake

After writing the recipes for our Summer magazine, I discovered that I had a punnet of leftover blueberries squirreled away on the top shelf of the fridge. Frankly, by that point, I was 'fruited out' and was hankering for a slice of cake. As I'm not...

Meet: Andy Poplar

Andy Poplar
Today we are pleased to meet conceptual artist Andy Poplar, who has developed the fine art of etching his own take on the world for others to enjoy. Harrogate based Andy talks openly and honestly about his journey into the self employed world of an...

REVIEW: The Couple's Kitchen

Front Cover of the book The Couple's Kitchen
As a newlywed myself I was eager to see what this book had to offer. I admit the idea of a newlyweds cookbook sounds a little traditional to me, it almost echos an era where the domesticated little lady made perfect dinners in the kitchen. That's...

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