The Road Less Travelled: Julia Batley

This week, after a short hiatus, The Road Less Travelled series returns with a visit to 'Teazle', and the workshop of Julia Batley. With a varied career history, which includes a background in marketing, Julia has turned her love of fabric and...

MEET: Katy Webster

Katy Webster of Miri in her studio
Today we are pleased to meet Wales based Katy Webster of Miri. Katy is an artist and printmaker, who creates unique home accessories, jewellery and cards. 'Miri' means 'fun' or 'celebration' in Welsh and is the inspiration behind the designs. Please...

REVIEW: The Book of Buns

Front Cover of The Book of Buns
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne | lisamargreet.comI was excited when I found out I was going to be reviewing “The Book of Buns” by Jane Mason. A whole book of bun recipes? Mmmmm. And buns - think of the puns! Actually, it turns out that there aren’t...

MEET: Claudia De Martino

Pinnies
Today we are pleased to meet Claudia De Martino who runs Kitsch-ina, a fabulous textile business that specialises in beautiful handmade pinnies and aprons. We find out what inspires her work and how she got started.Can you tell us a bit about your...

WORKSHOPS: Centre of England Arts

Centre of England Arts
Centre of England Arts was founded for the education and delight of people who enjoy learning and want to know more about the techniques of art. A non-profit-making company and a registered charity, the courses and classes are specifically...

REVIEW: Sew Quick, Sew Cute

Front Cover of the book Sew Quick, Sew Cute
Review by Maggy Woodley of Life at The Zoo, Theatre Books and Movies and author of Red Ted Art. I was very interested in receiving this sewing book for review, as sewing isn’t one of my crafting strengths. A couple of years ago I finally...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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