MEET: Sky Procter of Sky Siouki

Unicorn cushion
Today we are pleased to meet Bristol-based textile designer Sky Procter, whose distinctive and beautiful fantasy art adorns a whole range of products for the home.What is the story and ethos behind your work?Completing my degree was a wonderful and...

CALL FOR CRAFTERS: Derbyshire County Show 2014

This year will see the 135th Derbyshire County Show. 2014 will see a refreshed Craft Village which holds approx 40 stalls within a large marquee, with a section dedicated to rural crafts, such as spinner and weevers, wood turners. If you...

REVIEW: Burlesque Baking

No Cornish Pasties here! Author Charlotte White has taken the beauty and decadence of Burlesque and applied them to show-stopping cakes and cookies. She has created 25 bakes, all inspired by the costumes of renowned Burlesque performers.The art of...

MEET: Louise Firchau of Paper Panda

Tea party - just cut
Today we are pleased to meet Cotswolds based paper cut artist Louise Firchau of "Paper Panda" to find out how she discovered the art of paper cutting and what inspires her designs.Please tell me about yourself and how you got started?Ryan and I have...

OPPORTUNITIES: Crafty Magpie Search for Best British Crafter

Crafty Magpie are looking for this year’s ‘Best British Crafter’. Between 12th April and 3rd May crafters will be able to enter their business into a fun competition which will also help to raise money for charity. Instead of paying an entry fee to...

OPPORTUNITIES: Sell Your Products in the Maidenhead Craft Coop

Following 2 years in successful pop up shops the Craft Coop is opening its doors to new members in Maidenhead.Would you like to sell your products in the Craft Coop?PopUp shops provide retail entrepreneurs access to sought-after High Street spaces,...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Stacey Harrison

This week we meet Stacey Harrison, one half of the sister duo behind Scamp. As a busy mum of three, Stacey has worked hard to establish a successful business offering beautiful baby wares featuring bright colours and bold designs...Tell us about...

FINDS: A Simple Life

WrappeD - modern minimalist wire-wrapped sterling silver D shape ring by edhelien
The busier my life gets the more I'm drawn to clean, simple lines and peaceful colours, which the following designers have in spades. Now all I need is a clean uncluttered house to put them in....Porcelain Jug by Rebecca CallisCornwall Chair by...

MEET: Hugh Leishman

Hugh Leishman - A walnut bowl in the winter sunshine at Harlow Carr
Today we are pleased to meet woodturner and craftsman Hugh Leishman.  Based in West Yorkshire, Hugh designs and creates practical objects that reveal the beauty of the wood and develop their own history over time.Please introduce yourself.I...

REVIEW: Adventures in Letterpress

Letterpress has experienced a renaissance. Rescuing cast-iron presses from the scrapheap, artists and designers are breathing life back into the art of traditional printing and returning to the “tactile, retro and idiosyncratic” craft of the hand-...

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