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Bespoke Metal lampshades

The world of lampshades is full of surprises and this is one we came across recently… Excell Metal Spinning Ltd no less! What …

Learn Natural Dying Techniques with Botanical Inks

 This week I am bringing you something a little different, I know many of you love to work wonders with cloth, whether …

An insider view from interior designer Susannah Acland

Providing the finishing touches As an Interior Designer, I am always keen to provide my clients with the perfect finishing touches to …

Beautiful free-motion embroidery

I’m thrilled to bring you the colourful, intricate and cheerful free-motion embroidery of Picpacnaddywak. Every now and then I spot one of their stunning …

Lampshade designer Kate Hollowood, selected as a finalist for the Etsy UK awards in the new talent category!

  Vote for Kate! Voting ends on 6th June! Kate handcrafts her lighting to order from her studio in Leamington Spa.  The …

PicpacNaddywak and her intricate free motion embroidery

  PicpacNaddywak designs and creates free hand embroidery products. Being a mum to 4 children I find myself busy all the time, …

Solo businesswoman, Lisa Lampshades

My ‘lampshade journey’ has seen me go from an enthusiastic amateur crafter to a solo businesswoman. Although selling is not (and never …

Colourful design with Claos Interiors

My story all started with a fountain pen, a post-it and a 9 to 5 desk job. They say that necessity is …

embroidery

Embroidery with The Art of the Needle

  So the person I’m introducing you to this week is the wonderful embroidery artist Elizabeth Tapper from the Art of the Needle. Elizabeth …