UK Handmade Magazine Summer 2015

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UK Handmade Margaret Dier blue beetle embroidery
"Browsing the internet I found a beetle picture and wow! The picture just jumped right out, a true turquoise jewel. The colour caught me first, turquoise being my favourite, and then I just knew I had to stitch it."  UK Handmade Portfolio member, Margaret Dier, describes how Coleoptera was created.
Front Cover of Flavours of Summer
I have a terrible habit of choosing to review baking books. It has become a bit of an addiction, I find myself staring at lovely images of cakes and cookies for an unhealthy amount of time. However, with the return of the sun and ambient weather in general I find myself putting my baking books to one side (for now), the thought of chocolatey and sugary treats feels all melty and sticky.
UK Handmade Oakwood Soaperie Ceri Aitman
UK Handmade Portfolio member, Ceri Aitman of Oakwood Soaperie handmakes luxurious soaps using organically grown botanicals from the National Trust's Gibside Estate. From planting to packaging, here she tells us how they come into being.
Helen Hallows
Helen Hallows is a Textile artist based in the Midlands, just outside Nottingham. Her passion for nature and the changing seasons are evident in her work. Practical living and be true to yourself and your work is her daily mantra. I caught up with Helen and this is what she had to say... What is your background? Where did you train? 
My worksspace.
In this two part article, UK Handmade Portfolio Member, Helen White from Helenka White Design gives us an insight into the world of polymer clay and how this fantastic medium can be used to create gorgeous and quirky jewellery. Part 1 gives an overview of the clays and tools. In Part 2 she shares her own creations and explains some of the techniques used.
Making It By Design
If you are interested in turning your design business into an iconic brand, then this conference at the British Library is for you.Four of Britain’s leading designers share advice on how to establish your niche and stand out in the market. Hear their stories - the successes and challenges of growing a business - and what they learned along the way.  

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