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...

FINDS: Forum Favourites

Aqua Sea Glass Ring by Laura Johnson
This weeks gorgeous finds are from members of our forum where we have nearly 6000 talented designers and makers. These are just a few of the fabulous handmade items you will see there...Aqua Sea Glass Ring by Laura Johnsonhttp://ukhandmade.ning.com/...

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...

EXHIBITION: Makers Boutique at Brighton Fishing Quarter Gallery

Makers Boutique
Makers Boutique are organising 5 rotating exhibitions at this popular seaside destination, showcasing a vast array of talented local artists work. There will be an eclectic mix of contemporary and affordable arts and crafts on display,...

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...

NEWS: UK Handmade's Spring Issue is out now!

Innovation refers to something original, new and different. As artists, designers and makers, you could say that we strive to be innovative; we aim to produce work that is authentic, beautifully made and unique. Front cover image courtesy of ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Create Art Award 2014

The Create Art Award is a major annual opportunity for London-based artists to deliver a project which actively involves communities in east London.  Create London is now inviting proposals for a project for 2014.East London is the largest...

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...

EXHIBITION: Fashioned at Craft Central

Celebrating London Fashion Week, Craft Central presents FASHIONED – a cross-disciplinary exhibition of wearable artworks by 25 leading designer-makers. FASHIONED will feature a diverse selection of trail-blazing contemporary fashion, jewellery and...

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