Published on alternate months, Crafts is lavishly illustrated to a high standard. At a time when people are crying out for individuality Crafts is where you’ll find the bespoke and the beautiful. We talk to makers, educators, curators and retailers and let top writers and critics bring you the most innovative ideas, debate and work, both great and small, from the wonderful world of contemporary craft.
Originally trained in textiles, Su Blackwell now brings fairytales to life using second-hand books and a scalpel. I first saw Su’s beautiful and enchanting installation at The Yorkshire Craft Centre 4 years ago which was a hanging of hundreds of origami birds each depicting a missing person in the UK.
Selvedge Magazine… offers the world’s finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing
Open a copy of Selvedge and you sense there is a philosophy that Selvedge readers subscribe to. A belief system based on a cerebral and sensual addiction to textiles in all forms. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made.
This issue now in. £8.50
craft&design is an exciting and vibrant magazine all about British Crafts, with 100 pages of up to the minute features and down to earth information. Developed from Craftsman Magazine and now in its 25th year, craft&design is published by a small family business run by Angie & Paul Boyer. They have worked the UK craft industry since 1981 and have a wealth of knowledge as publishers, designers, makers and event organisers. More than anything, they have a sincere passion to help people working in crafts to earn a living from their skills – be it makers, gallery owners, designers, exhibition and event organisers. craft&design magazine is a must for people interested or involved in British Crafts – each colourful issue is sounding the trumpet for British makers!
This issue now in only £5.95
Just to let you know I have just got back from this show and I have seen some amazing lifestyle things which will be in Heart Gallery before Christmas. They have been chosen to compliment our already popular range of fantastic hand-poured candles from MELT, a family business working from a lovely little barn in Lancashire, and room diffusers from ABODE AROMA which can last for 4 – 6 months. You will be able to choose affordable gifts for family and friends and treats for yourself so I look forward to seeing you again soon.
“When you light a candle, the angels always gather”
These candles start at £8 for 22 hours burning time – if you haven’t smelled them before then call in to see our full range.
Amazing room diffusers using natural essential oils and lasting about 4 – 6 months – fantastic value for only £28.
Well folks, despite the weather being so wet for this time of year things are warm, inviting and sunny in Heart Gallery. The latest work has been well received and so I thought I would share a few more images with you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Amy Keeper’s silver photo etched jewellery using old postcards has just arrived and is stunning – call in to see her earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and cufflinks soon, you will not be disappointed.
Amanda Bates’ textile work is just wonderful and incorporates automata so if you look at this piece very carefully you can see a small mechanism to the right. If you call in to Heart Gallery to ‘have a play’ you will be able to see the Magpies do their own special ‘jig’!!
Leigh is one of Heart Gallery’s local designer/makers and her latest range has been a hit. She uses vintage Mah Jong and scrabble tiles as her inspiration and covers them with japanese papers and a non-toxic coating turning them into necklaces with a matchin tin or pot to keep them in. At £38 and £30 respectively for these amazing pieces they are perfect not only for gifts but as treats for yourself.
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