FINDS: Be Mine Valentine

Petite Flower Studs by Alexandra Flynn Jewellery
There's nothing more special than buying a loved one something handmade and unique for Valentine's day, so if you are stuck for ideas let us help with our Valentine's day showcase featuring the work of over 50 designers and makers from across the UK...

REVIEW: La Vie Est Belle

Front Cover of the book La Vie Est Belle
Occasionally I wonder if I need any more books filled with interior eye candy. As much as I dream of wandering through loft apartments and barn conversions, sometimes page after page of seemingly unobtainable loveliness can leave me slightly cold, a...

MEET: Priscilla Jones

Bird Cage
Today we are pleased to me meet textile and mixed media artist Priscilla Jones from Lancashire, to find out what inspires her wirework sculptures and colourful textile collages.  Happy New Year, what is your new years resolution? To spend...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED...David Worsley

Black mug
In our first interview for 2014, we meet the talented David Worsey of Dove Street Pottery. Having initially studied Fine Arts, he changed direction and taught himself how to throw pots to be more "hands on" creatively. He now combines elegant...

REVIEW: Make Your Own Woodland Creatures

Front Cover of the book Create Your Own Woodland Creatures
Review by Ali Burdon of http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/I am a huge fan of Clare Youngs, who produces consistently fabulous designs and projects for craft books, so I leapt at the chance to review her latest book: Make Your Own Woodland...

REVIEW: A Little Book Of Craftivism

Front Cover of the book A Little Book of Craftivism
REVIEW by Lisa Margreet Payne: www.lisamargreet.comA Little Book of Craftivism is more than just another craft book. It is more than a political manifesto. It seamlessly blends both of these giving the “activist introvert”, as so delicately...

MEET: Caroline Rose Art

Caroline Rose Art's workspace
Today we are pleased to meet Caroline, from Caroline Rose Art, a paper collage artist creating colourful, fun and quirky characters and scenes. Please tell us about yourself and how you got started.I'm an Australian born, UK based artist working...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED...Andy Bates

7th century Anglo Saxon Knife and Sheath
This week we meet Andy Bates, a former policeman turned leatherworker who is on a mission to breathe life back into this most traditional of crafts, and who is rejuvenating his home town of Hexham with new skills, jobs and a sense of pride along the...

NEWS: Adore Naturals Helps Shoppers Buy Local for Small Business Saturday UK

AdoreNaturals.co.uk is an online shopping selling handmade natural and organic skincare made with love in the UK. Based in Pwllhelli, North Wales and launched in August this year, Managing Director and founder Tina Skinner started the website to...

MEET: Dionne Swift

Walks - Langsett sketch - Dionne Swift
Today we are pleased to meet textile artist Dionne Swift, who works in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and see her inspirational work in detail.Please tell us about yourself and how you got started.Hello! My name is Dionne Swift and I'm a...

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