This Winter UK Handmade celebrates 3 years of ukhandmade goodness! To celebrate and give something back, we are launching the Beekeeper’s Quilt Competition in partnership with Reading-based... More > arts organisation jelly. We have exclusive interviews with Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits who tells the story behind the Bee Keepers Quilt pattern currently taking the knitting world by storm; crochet revivalist extraordinaire Emma Lamb talks about her passion for crochet, the husband and wife team behind delicious chocolates on a stick ~ Vanilla Stick tell us what makes their handmade treats perfect for Christmas and so much more. We also have gift ideas for people who have everything, advice on making your business greener for 2012, things to keep the kids busy if you're snowed in, tips for cosifying your home, a bumper winter events roundup and lots more!< Less
This summer all eyes are on the UK as the nation celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Britain plays host to the Olympic Games. This issue is a celebration of all things British. We have... More > interviews with inspiring UK-based designer-makers, including an exclusive interview with homewares designer Jan Constantine who showcases her special jubilee collection. We also have articles on how to organise your very own handmade street fair, tips on maximising your sales as well as celebratory recipes and tutorial ideas, summer gardening tips and events. So make yourself a very British cup of tea, find some quiet time and enjoy our Jubilee issue.< Less
This Autumn is all about Glamour and Indulgence. To get you in the mood, we have a fantastic competition to win a stunning bespoke piece of glamorous jewellery made by a jewellery designer of your... More > choice! We also have exclusive interviews with elegant womenswear designer Anna Popovich, Fiona Marshall of Not Mass Produced and other inspiring people. Indulge in some home spa treatments with our home spa recipes or revel in some home-baking with our selection of delicious sweet recipes. We’ve also got articles on pricing your work to reflect its true value, corporate sponsorship and our regular events and book reviews as well as some fabulous tutorials and sensational products, so sit back and indulge!< Less
Summer is a time to embark on new adventures and try new things. This issue is packed full of ways you can 'Cultivate your Creativity' by learning, teaching or generally having a go at something... More > new!
We have an exclusive interview with Holly Berry who tells us about life after Mastercrafts. Executive Director of the Crafts Council, Rosey Greenlees, talks to us about cuts in arts funding. There’s a raft of useful advice from running training courses to self-learning and a bumper pack of tutorials to make items which will make your teaching or learning space look spick and span. As well as all our usual articles on events, reviews, recipes and handmade goodies.< Less
Welcome to the “Inspiration” issue, jam-packed full of inspiring stuff! We bring you exclusive interviews with “Liberty Best of British Open Call” finalist, Liberty Moore and... More > the ladies behind the stunning homewares brand Lush Designs. There’s advice on how designer-makers can “Step It Up” with wholesaling; a look at the burgeoning Popup Shop phenomenon sweeping the UK as well as a spot of Guerrilla Gardening. If that doesn’t inspire you, we also have our regular selection of inspiring handmade goodies, interviews, tutorials, recipes, book and event reviews and business tips designed to help you make Spring 2011 a truly inspirational season!< Less
This bumper Autumn issue, we celebrate traditional and heritage crafts. In exclusive interviews, we talk to the artisans doing their part in keeping these skills alive: Potters, Embroiderers,... More > Weavers, Knitters, Quilt-makers, Wood Engravers, Trug makers, Feltmakers and Spinners. We take a look at some traditional crafts such as Harris Tweed, which are making a well deserved come back and look at others that are struggling to survive. There’s a raft of simple tutorials including weaving, quilting and embossing, as well as advice on how to get started in traditional crafts and much more. So why not join us in appreciating all things traditional and keep these much loved crafts and skills alive for future generations.< Less
With the current trend for all things vintage and Mid Century design making an impact on handmade and the High Street, we look at the pertinent issue of copyright and, in exclusive interviews, talk... More > to designers and makers who reference the past to produce original and inspiring work in the present.
We also have retro-inspired goodies, tutorials, recipes and a bumper events round-up to help you celebrate the season in style. Enjoy!< Less
Brighten up a drab and dreary day, and blow away those cobwebs with our new spring issue!
Alongside our regular selection of gorgeous handmade goodies, tutorials, recipes and reviews, we bring you... More > exclusive interviews with inspiring designers and makers who use their own unique creativity to provide us with a fresh take on everyday items. So throw off those winter woollies, fling open your windows and breathe in some FRESH air.< Less
We may not be able to guarantee you actual sunshine with our beloved British ‘summer’ but, with this issue, we can at least try and bring a little colour into your lives! So set aside... More > your wellies and scarves, and join us as we meet inspiring designers, artists and makers. Shake out that picnic blanket, grab those buckets and spades, and take a stroll with us down the beach. Come and explore this little island and discover glorious things to see and do this summer.... http://ukhandmade.co.uk/magazine< Less