News and Opportunities

UK Handmade Autumn 2015
The hazy days of summer are slowly fading and the frosty, scarf-swathed days of autumn are drawing near. Get in the mood with our Autumn magazine, out now and packed with inspirational makers, useful business tips, fabulous finds and more. 
MADE London and MADE Brighton - Call for Makers
MADE LONDON is one of the top selling events for designer/makers in Europe, showcasing the best and most original makers in this country and beyond, and exhibiting the highest of quality in contemporary craft and design. 
Kew Gardens
'Handmade at Kew' is an exciting new contemporary craft event held in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. The show offers makers an inspiring location to exhibit exquisite work of high quality, tradition and heritage to a discerning audience.
The internet is an extraordinary thing; I have spent nearly 7 years working with various people on UK Handmade without ever meeting them. We can share work, ideas and information without leaving our computers (or houses, come to that). Every year, we say we will go to this event or that event and it never happens, so Bebe and I decided this time to make the effort, get on the train - travelling to London from opposite directions - and meet in the flesh for the first time since we started working together online all those years ago!
Designer/makers and artists from across the UK and Ireland are invited to apply to the finest and largest contemporary craft fair in Wales, MADE BY HAND, the Contemporary Craft Fair at City Hall in Cardiff.
Outlaw is an artisan craft show with a very clear difference from the norm and they are currently looking for awesome makers and designers to join them for their first ever show in Bristol on 2 & 3 May.
Country Living Spring Fair
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Country Living Spring Fair Ticket Giveaway! My very able assistant and I put all 106 entries into a bowl (we couldn't find a hat) and she selected 5 names at random...
Spring Showcase 2015
Going by the snow that most of us seem to have received this morning, it certainly doesn't feel as though we are in the throes of Spring! But let's pretend for one moment that the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the birds and bees are getting busy in the garden. Take time out with a cup of char and a biscuit (or five) to enjoy our newly published Spring Showcase. 
The #crochetjungle is an exciting collaborative textile installation being created to inspire imaginations, teach adults and children how to crochet and to raise money and awareness for both Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Here at UK Handmade, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new Makers Directory! Founded on our successful online magazine, website and forum, our carefully curated directory brings together the best of UK Handmade and will allow viewers to search through our community of makers, designers and artists by location and creative discipline.
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?