Thursday 21 January 2016

UK Handmade Magazine: Winter Issue

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The Spring Issue of UK Handmade magazine is due out shortly. However, there's still time to catch the Winter Issue. Packed with interesting reviews, business advice and the latest handmade events happening across the United Kingdom.

There are also interviews with designer-makers such as knitted textile designer Hannah Watson, ceramicist Elaine Bolt and my piece on Jennifer Collier.

If you turn to page 16 you can read more about Jennifer's innovative techniques working with upcycled paper to create beautiful 3-D pieces. Here is a snippet of the introduction I wrote for this interview:

"Jennifer Collier creates contemporary craft with a vast array of repurposed paper. Trained in textiles, she began to experiment with unusual materials at university to see how far she could push traditional sewing and weaving methods. Today, she uses a self-taught technique of bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching to produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’. She then uses these papers as if they were cloth. Jennifer’s main aim is to give a contemporary twist on traditional textiles."

UK Handmade Magazine is a quarterly digital magazine that celebrates the best designers and makers across the UK. I have been a features writer for the magazine since 2008 and have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing craftspeople, organisations and collectives. You can see a selection of my writing here.

To see all the past issues, please visit our website.

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1 comment:

Maddy@writingbubble said...

Ohhhhh this is a magazine for me! I LOVE it! I used to be a designer/maker myself and also ran a gift shop for a while and we sourced some stock at the British Craft Trade Fair - heaven. I just love beautiful handmade stuff. Your article on Jennifer Collier is fab - really inspirational. I love how she says she's not afraid to make mistakes, even in front of people. Blogging has been part of that process for me and my writing. Thanks for linking this up to #whatImWriting. I'm going to go to bed and dream of artistic lampshades and cameras made of maps. xx


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