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Studio Uccello is the label that I adopted for my knitted and nuno felted work. The name was inspired by my favourite Early Renaissance painter whose nickname was Uccello, meaning bird in Italian – hence the little bird charm on each piece of my work.

I have worked with textiles from a very young age, starting with knitting & crochet when I was 8 years old and building up to running a large hand knit export business and teaching textiles in colleges of further education.




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My cushions, scarves and other accessories usually combine different techniques such as hand knitting or crochet with nuno felting. I also like to incorporate a bit of bling in the form of beads or buttons! I love working with 100% natural luxurious yarns & fibres such as silk, merino wool, kid mohair, camel & alpaca and I am passionate about colour & texture.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work!

 
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Hi, I am a 19 year old girl from Bristol, trying to start my dream business selling my own handmade items! I have a passion for sewing, knitting and general craftiness! On my sites you will find vintage and upcycled clothing and accessories, including completely handmade dresses, playsuits and cute knickknacks! There are constantly new things being made and added, including details of sewing classes and parties coming soon! I love trying out new ideas, and creating new patterns, and make sure that all of my unique items are finished to a quality standard.

 
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Faith and Betty have a combined love for nature, health and blending ingredients...
Using mostly organic materials,fair trade butters and essential oils our products are handmade by us and good for you.
We make a range of lip balms and skin salves using beeswax, herbal soaps, dead sea salt products and lots of bath bombs.
We've been experimenting recently with different ingredients and have some exciting new ideas in the pipeline!


 
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Hi I'm Kerry. I studied Art, Design and Graphic's at college and always thought graphic's was my future but it was not to be. Shortly after leaving college I discovered making and creating was my true passion. It began as a hobby as it does with many and then friends and family wanted to buy items, which led to parties, then where I am today and the creation of Kerry's Boutique!

As I'm dedicating more and more time to my creative endeavours, my designs are expanding and developing. I never make more than 5 of each item and where possible I will upcycle materials into my piece. Currently I'm concentrating my time on jewellery, cards and picture, and with all my pieces I try and incorporate a bold and/or colourful element.

As my pieces are always changing there's always something new to see on my Facebook and Etsy pages. I always welcome commission pieces; past commissions have included wedding jewellery, cards for special occasions and pictures on a larger scale! Pop along and say hi!


 
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I am Craig, a self taught hobby potter that has always been intrigued by the processes and materials involved.  I have made bespoke pieces for family and friends over the years, it is some of them that have urged me to start making things for sale.  I like to make unusual pieces, never the same thing twice.  I like to push materials and processes close to breaking point so a lot of my stuff up 'til now has not survived the entire process.  The experimentation that I have been doing of late has given me some confidence in achieving what i set out to do.  I'm a practical person, hence the abundance of bowls and the quest for functionality. The sculptures in this selection are my first attempt at something purely aesthetic, some functionality remains though.  These pieces are the result of me playing around with the medium and learning the constraints of the clay and glazes in custom built kilns.  I already have my next kiln full in my mind and am confident that my next firings will produce finished pieces of a much higher quality.

For custom orders and genereral enquiries please contact designcraftsman@blueyonder.co.uk

 
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All my patchwork items are handmade from cotton fabric, finished
with quilting and using some techniques available such as founding
and crazy. Other items including house décor, female accessories
and gifts are also available.

Every art piece is created with passion and good quality fabric and as
it is all handmade, each item is unique!

You can check some of my designs at my Facebook page:

Vera Rosane / Crafty work

Contact: tonioloartes@gmail.com or verarbau@hotmail.com

 
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Kipenzi was started in Kenya in 2009 by Linda Odhiambo and Alex Hooper. Our name KIPENZI is a Swahili word meaning 'something loved'.  Linda is a hands-on designer whilst Alex is a photographer and graphic designer. Together, a creative partnership with an eye for the abundance of beauty and inspiration presented by Africa.

Linda was working in the craft sector in Kenya and soon realised that many of the 'craft' items produced, although 'hand made' were mass produced for the tourist market. With her love of fashion and design and a wealth of exciting materials to work with, Linda set about creating a new kind of jewellery that was modern, chic and yet always African.

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We are thrilled to be introducing our unique and exciting designs made using recycled and renewable raw materials. Kipenzi products are made by us at our own workshop on the outskirts of Nairobi and in our Frome workshop in the UK, whilst other components such as glass beads are made by local skilled Kenyan artisans. We have a close working relationship with all our suppliers, many of whom are women's self-help groups or co-operatives. We ensure that fair trading principles are upheld in all of our activities. We work together on design and production techniques, often spending many hours developing new and effective methods of production. In the coming year we expect to have full Fair Trade affiliation.

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Re-cycling is a very popular theme in the developed world but Africans were recycling things long before the rest of the world had thought of those little coloured bins by the front door! So yes, All of our products are made from recycled or renewable raw materials. Brass comes from discarded padlocks and aluminium from dead engines. Glass beads are made from old bottles and our beautiful bone beads are from farm animals only.

It is our pleasure to be involved with the wonderful and skillful artisans of Kenya and through our sales in the wider world, we hope to help them grow and continue to support and improve the lives of families and communities.

And in the end, it's up to you. We have a produced a collection of exciting, stylish, chic, modern, AFRICAN jewellery that we absolutely love.

We hope that you love it too....

 
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Chocolate does not have to be a guilty pleasure - in fact, it can be one of the healthiest parts of your diet and I want to share this with the world as it has completely changed my life!

I was diagnosed with M.E about 18 months ago and was forced to leave my job as a support worker. After not receiving much support from my doctor, I began looking for alternative forms of treatment to aid my recovery. After much reading and research, trying and testing a whole variety of things, I discovered a number of foods that made a huge difference to my energy levels. Soon i began experimenting with ways in which I could combine these ingredients to make something more palatable - and so began my journey into making chocolate...

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I make Raw chocolate, i.e the methods for extracting/processing the ingredients and making them into chocolate use controlled temperatures, which retains the maximum nutrient of the food. Cocoa is made from roasting cacao beans - and this kills up to 90% of the nutrients in the chocolate! Most chocolate you find in the shops is made with cocoa and thus been stripped of most of its goodness. Often, milk is added to the mix, which inhibits your bodies ability to adsorb antioxidants.

My chocolate recipes are designed so that they not only taste super yummy, they are incredibly nutritious and healthy too. I use ingredients that compliment each others taste and nutritional benefits e.g purple corn not only adds a fruity sweetness, it also increases you bloods capacity to absorb antioxidants so you get the most out of the ingredients. All my ingredients are raw, organic and sugar free.

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Making raw chocolate is soooo easy - and this is something else I want to share with you all. In the new year, I will begin offering personalized raw chocolate making workshops to match your tastes and dietary requirements. Do you have a chocolate dream recipe? I will show you how to make it, from the comfort of your own kitchen. Please contact me to book a time if you are interested :) I will be giving out free samples of my white/purple choc with white mulberry and cranberry and my dark choc with sour cherries, black mulberry, strawberry and bee pollen - see you in December! :)

 
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Hello!  My name is Sally, and I make gift boxes.  I’m based in Cam, Gloucestershire, and have been making boxes for a little while now. 

My inspiration comes from a few sources – from Christmas films (usually American) where the people come home from shopping with beautifully wrapped presents which only have to have the lid lifted to reveal the contents; from getting into a right old tangle trying to wrap odd shaped gifts; from seeing my Grandma struggle to open her gifts because she couldn’t grip the paper to rip it; from seeing my Mum’s face light up at the sight of a lovely boxed gift heading her way ….

I think that a lovely box lifts a gift – a few handmade goodies in a box doesn’t have to be expensive, yet to the recipient it will seem like you’ve made the biggest effort.  A box can be intriguing – the vintage style boxes, made to look like something that you’d find in the back corner of Grandma’s wardrobe, would be perfect for vintage style jewellery.  There are also more contemporary styles, as well as traditional ribboned boxes.  Boxes can also mask the shape of gifts to confound any present squeezer!  And more seriously, for those with dexterity problems, a box lid is easier to lift than fighting with paper and tape.

The boxes will be in The Looking Glass for the whole of December, so please come and have a look, and I hope that you find a box that suits your needs!  If not, please contact me and I’ll be happy to make a box to your specifications if I can.