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...

MEET: Emily Wright

Emily Wright of Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi
Today we are pleased to meet Emily Wright, who runs Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi, a unique creative business in Brighton inspired by her love of Japanese Culture. Hello Emily, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I think the best way to describe myself...

REVIEW: The Knitted Home

Front Cover of the Book The Knitted Home
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne If I could, I would climb inside The Knitted Home and live there. Instead, I will have to content myself with making projects from the book and pretending. At least I have some similar-era furniture as the items used in...

CRAFT FAIR: Best Made Local

Best Made Local brings together locally created goods under one roof with the aim to raise awareness of the creative talent in Stony Stratford and surrounding area. With two Craft Fairs being held at York House in the run up...

WORKSHOPS: Christmas Calligraphy

Come along to this workshop at Blacksmith Shop Crafts in Yorkshire and learn the beautiful and creative art of calligraphy.You’ll discover the pleasure to be had in writing, learn a creative skill, and produce things that are satisfying to...

MEET: Dear Emma

Bird Brooches
Today we are pleased to meet Skipton based textile designer Cathy Emmott from "Dear Emma", to find out what inspires her and why she loves living and creating in the Dales.Describe your business and what you do? I create unique designs in...

WORKSHOPS: Crafty Classes at the York Museums Trust

York Castle Museum have an exciting program of workshops for 2013 / 14, here are just a few...Ceramic Plate Painting19th OctoberEducation Room11am-1pmBe inspired by the ceramic collection at York Castle Museum. With guidance from artist Kirstie...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Louise Crosbie

Daisy cushion
This week we meet Louise Crosbie of PukaluHome who escaped from the world of pensions to create a success business selling crocheted homewares and giving workshops.Tell us about yourselfI am a 40-something home-based crafter hailing from the...

EVENTS: Making Matters: Marketing Makers

The Heritage Craft Association are holding a day of inspirational talks and discussion that will help you market your work for what it is worth whilst doing what you love.Called “simply spectacular” “amazing” and “thought-provoking”, the...

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