THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Sarah Harris

Cow and Calf Rocks with Foxgloves
This week, we meet Sarah Harris of Sarah Harris Prints. After studying fashion design, Sarah went on to a number of administration roles in retail, all of which gave her invaluable experience when she started her own screen printing business....

CRAFT FAIR: Stour Space Christmas Market

Stour Space – art gallery, studios and creative business venue opposite the Olympic Stadium is proud to announce its 5th annual Christmas Designer’s Market on December 14th 2013.The bright, glass encased, industrial venue in Hackney Wick has become...

MEET: Lynn Davy

Lynn Davy Beadwork - A beadwoven focal bead - tiny glass seed beads stitched round a wooden core. I love the 'kaleidoscope' effect of the pattern. This is one of my favourite colour combinations too
Today we are pleased to meet Bournemouth based bead artist Lynn Davy of "Lynn Davy Beadweaving" to find out what inspires her and how she creates her beautiful pieces. What is your background and how did you begin your beading work?I started playing...

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Adore Naturals

UK Handmade is delighted to be sponsored by Adore Naturals, reinforcing their commitment to supporting the handmade movement in the UK....We started Adore Naturals to help shoppers discover high quality handmade natural skincare products,...

REVIEW: Christmas Cupcakes and Cookies

Front Cover of the book Christmas Cupcakes and Cookies
I quite like baking, I love being able to lick the spoon or nibble on cookie dough just as much as chomping on the finished product. I have to admit though, I loathe decorating baked goods. I think it has something to do with my lack of patience,...

MEET: Nicola Morse

Nicola Morse and her dog.
Today we are pleased to meet Coggeshall based jewellery designer Nicola Morse of "Nicola Morse Jewellery" to find out what inspires her pretty polymer clay designs.Please tell us about yourself and how and when did you get started with polymer clay?...

CRAFT FAIR: The Renegade Craft Fair Returns to London

The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in London will be held at the Old Truman Brewery on November 9+10, 2013. This free to attend craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will run from 11am – 6pm each day, and feature today’s finest indie-craft talents...

NEWS: Handmade Jewellers Support The Lullaby Trust

A wonderful thing about the Handmade community is how makers rally together to support and help each other through the darker times. We recently had an email from Jo Gunn about an auction to raise money for The Lullaby Trust in memory of...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED...Clare Shields

Bird and floral greeting cards
This week we meet Clare Shields of Lil3birdy. Although she started out working in the creative industries, she soon realised that she wanted to pursue her own ideas rather than follow someone else's. Being made redundant gave her the push she...

NEWS: New Pop Up Craft Shop at Warrington Museum

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery has dedicated one of its recently refurbished galleries to exhibiting and selling Contemporary British Craft… for a limited time only!The new craft shop, located in the WREN gallery, will stock work by nationally...

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