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UK Handmade Magazine Spring 2014

REVIEW: Burlesque Baking

No Cornish Pasties here! Author Charlotte White has taken the beauty and decadence of Burlesque and applied them to show-stopping cakes and cookies. She has created 25 bakes, all inspired by the costumes of renowned Burlesque performers.The art of...

MEET: Louise Firchau of Paper Panda

Tea party - just cut
Today we are pleased to meet Cotswolds based paper cut artist Louise Firchau of "Paper Panda" to find out how she discovered the art of paper cutting and what inspires her designs.Please tell me about yourself and how you got started?Ryan and I have...

OPPORTUNITIES: Crafty Magpie Search for Best British Crafter

Crafty Magpie are looking for this year’s ‘Best British Crafter’. Between 12th April and 3rd May crafters will be able to enter their business into a fun competition which will also help to raise money for charity. Instead of paying an entry fee to...

OPPORTUNITIES: Sell Your Products in the Maidenhead 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?PopUp shops provide retail entrepreneurs access to sought-after High Street spaces,...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Stacey Harrison

This week we meet Stacey Harrison, one half of the sister duo behind Scamp. As a busy mum of three, Stacey has worked hard to establish a successful business offering beautiful baby wares featuring bright colours and bold designs...Tell us about...

FINDS: A Simple Life

WrappeD - modern minimalist wire-wrapped sterling silver D shape ring by edhelien
The busier my life gets the more I'm drawn to clean, simple lines and peaceful colours, which the following designers have in spades. Now all I need is a clean uncluttered house to put them in....Porcelain Jug by Rebecca CallisCornwall Chair by...

MEET: Hugh Leishman

Hugh Leishman - A walnut bowl in the winter sunshine at Harlow Carr
Today we are pleased to meet woodturner and craftsman Hugh Leishman.  Based in West Yorkshire, Hugh designs and creates practical objects that reveal the beauty of the wood and develop their own history over time.Please introduce yourself.I...

REVIEW: Adventures in Letterpress

Letterpress has experienced a renaissance. Rescuing cast-iron presses from the scrapheap, artists and designers are breathing life back into the art of traditional printing and returning to the “tactile, retro and idiosyncratic” craft of the hand-...

OPPORTUNITIES: MadeByHandOnline - Call For Makers

Madebyhandonline are really proud of their community of makers. In the past year, they have worked on different projects celebrating their makers and strengthened the audience for Contemporary Craft, both online and at events around the country....

OPPORTUNITIES: Sue Ryder Handmade Competition

Sue Ryder is a national charity based in the UK. They have 13 care centres across the UK, providing compassionate care and support for people with palliative, long-term and end of life needs. http://www.sueryder.org/As with all charities,...

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