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Stitching is a fulfilling and creative hobby and Beth Russell has designed over 90 high quality needlepoint kits ranging from rugs to miniatures. Inspired by William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement and her own exquisite collection of Victorian line drawings, there are designs for all levels of needlepoint skill from beginners to experienced stitchers. All the kits are printed in colour on high quality Zweigart canvas and supplied with gold-eyed needles and traditional Appleton wools. Beth has just launched her updated website to show the full range online. With easy navigation, fabulous new images and a secure shopping basket, it is sure to inspire! A catalogue is also available.
(020)-7798-8151
If installing a new kitchen is top of your 2014 project list, take a look at kitchen specialist, Kit Stone, where you’ll find bespoke-style kitchens without a designer price tag! Handmade from solid wood using traditional carpentry techniques, no chipboard or MDF is used in the construction. With an average price of just £15,000, a Kit Stone kitchen also offers outstanding value for money.
08707770099
High performance open fires in period or contemporary styles. Feel the heat, hear the crackle and see the flames with a unique Camelot open fire for your thatched cottage, farm house, barn conversion, period home or self build project. Eliminate smoke problems with a Thermovent open fire also. Made to order featuring canopies, grates and dog irons using steel, cast iron, copper or brass for clients all over the UK following a design survey visit. Prices start from £2750.
01905 820181
Orchid’s diverse collections are essentially Oriental, comprising restored Chinese antiques and contemporary hand-made lacquered wood furniture. Orchid offers creativity and innovation through captivating furniture, lighting & accessories – all to enhance the individuality of the home. Purchase in substantial London & Hampshire stores as well a website which simply oozes charm.
Cowslip is set on a farm overlooking Launceston, offering top quality classes in traditional crafts including willow, furniture painting, dressmaking and extensive quiltmaking/ textile from pieced to free embroidery run by serious quilters/fabricaholics.... We have a small shop specialising in top quality printed fabrics and linens, buttons, china, quilt patterns designed by JO, everything to make you happy!!! A café serving locally produced food, you are assured of a warm welcome, meet new friends learn a new skill and develop it your own way.
01566 772654
Discover beautiful paintings and a perfect Christmas gift in Jessica's new on-line shop. Original miniatures from £225, Limited Edition Prints from £69. Also iPad and iPhone cases and Tote bags available for a limited period only.
07966 572204
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Surrey’s biggest Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings arts centre, expanding to two days of festive fun on Tuesday 09 & Wednesday 10 December. Visit the bustling marketplace featuring over 150 stands specialising in bespoke gifts, handmade crafts and one-off stocking fillers. New for this year, take part in bookable and drop-in craft workshops for all ages and levels, stop by the dedicated food emporium, or refuel between shopping with a Christmas Afternoon Tea, featuring sweet treats including cranberry scones, spiced biscuits and mince pies.
01252 745444
Primrose is a family company specialising in irresistibly wonderful things for gardens. We've been delivering garden happiness for over ten years and think we're quite probably the largest online garden specialist in the UK. We hope that you'll find many beautiful and useful things that you didn't know existed, from stylish modern shade sails to traditional willow hurdles.
01189078246
Learn to paint with Oils using the Wet on Wet technique. Here in the Cotswolds Karen Underwood teaches the Gary Jenkins wet on wet technique. Karen is a Jenkins Certified Teacher. Her mentors are Gary & Kathwren Jenkins. the Jenkins Wet on wet technique is suitable for the novice hobbyist as well as for the experienced artist wanting to learn this exciting technique. I am sure you will agree this is a vibrant exciting painting technique to learn! Karen holds classes in her studio. Classes can be booked through Karen’s website, she also sells Jenkins Books, brushes and paints.
07815931099
Eddie from Blithfield Willowcrafts has been working with willow for years using the traditional skills and knowledge passed onto him by his father. Now he wants to pass these on to you! He runs 1 or 2 day courses at his workshop in the heart of Staffordshire, where you will be able to learn the art of basket making, willow sculptures or anything that takes your fancy.
01889 500696 / 07528150756
Vintage Wrappings is a lovely vintage gift company, born out of a love of all things vintage, nostalgic and just plain gorgeous ! We have a wonderful selection of vintage and retro style gifts, stationery, homeware, traditional style toys and games, cards and giftwrap. Stocking popular ranges such as East of India, Cavallini and retro ranges with a 1950'S feel, there is something for everyone at Vintage Wrappings. Why not visit us online at www.vintagewrappings.co.uk and add something beautiful to your day!
01925 497200 or 07806 465886
Come and have an enjoyable time learning new craft skills in a professional artist's studio. Learn about the techniques of stained glass and make your own panel to take home with you. There's only four places in a class so there's plenty of one to one time. Taster days, weekend and evening classes run through the year. For most of the courses no previous experience is needed.
01656 856155 / 07909 697468
Claire Cotterill is a fine art mosaicist with 18 years experience of designing and producing mosaic installations to commission in public and residential environments. She works closely with a range of clients to achieve their vision and each bespoke commission is a unique work of art. Following design consultation, tiles of the highest quality are cut and placed by hand to produce beautiful and durable mosaic which will enhance any interior or exterior environment in which its installed. Bespoke mosaics add a unique touch to kitchens, bathrooms, floors and gardens, there are limitless applications ! Commission as a gift for that special occasion or even take part in a course at her studio at The Custard Factory, Birmingham, learn new skills and create your own !

Using the indirect, Italian method of mosaic construction, Claire designs and produces mosaic in her studio. Mosaic is then installed in situ, affording the minimum disruption during installation. Claire has considerable experience of working with architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners and other designers and has an excellent track record of delivering commissions on budget and within given timescales.
Assington Mill, set in beautiful Suffolk countryside between Colchester and Sudbury, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses, mainly on rural skills and crafts, at very reasonable prices. Fees include home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes. Have a look at our website, www.assingtonmill.com, for full details. We can also send you a gift voucher for whatever amount you want to give. This way, s/he can choose which course appeals.
01787 229955
DIAMOND SPARKLE FOR CHRISTMAS. Gold Arts Jewellers of Brighton guarantee to add sparkle to your Christmas, with beautiful diamond jewellery. Choose the perfect gift from our collections of diamond, gemstone, pearl and antique jewellery. From classic to contemporary we have designs to suit all or commission a bespoke design for a truly individual gift.
01273 203178
Situated in the ancient market town of Cowbridge, a visit to Happy Days Vintage Homestore is a must for everyone loving vintage, antiques and interiors. We offer a delightful shopping experience with a fantastic range including a tea room all under one roof. We are open 7 days a week
01446 771191
Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses are based in the extensive and beautiful Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield. There is a dedicated craft area for the various courses which range from pole lathe turning to cider making. All of the courses are run and managed by specialist craft and woodworking experts. This is enhanced by working in small groups, so as places are limited it is essential to book early.
01142356348
Robert Mills Ltd is one of the oldest and largest suppliers of architectural & decorative antiques and reclamation in the UK. Over 1000 fully catalogued items, ranging from unusual furniture and lighting to grand entryways and large panelled rooms, can be viewed online or in their 30,000 square feet warehouse in central Bristol.
0117 955 6542
The Cake Nest is a family-run bakery that hand-makes all its own original, delicious treats and delivers them directly to your loved ones. A weekly or monthly Cake Slice Club gift is perfect for someone special, with indulgent cake slices baked to fit perfectly through their letterbox. Enter the code HANDA10 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount.
01663 742727
Based in Manchester and exporting across the globe, Castrads manufactures the highest calibre of cast iron radiators. Suppliers of heating systems to Claridge's Hotel, Carnegie Hall and Westminster Abbey as well as tens of thousands of properties across the UK. Custom built radiators at off the shelf prices. View the complete range online or at one of four showrooms across the country (London, Manchester, Frome and Rugby).
0161 4399350
Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-award-winning training centre recognised by Ofsted and offering qualifications accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers. Based in Hertfordshire, it offers a range of courses, from one and two-day beginner courses in curtain making, roman blinds, cushions and chair caning, to weekly upholstery classes and professional diploma qualification courses in upholstery and soft furnishings. The company prides itself on the quality of work that its students achieve, with a consistently high level of credit and distinctions. Students also enjoy the added value of its enrichment programme, where they have the opportunity to participate in various industry-based visits and competitions
01727 824358
Leather Courses Britain offer professional and friendly leather work courses all of which are suitable for beginners. Visit the website to learn more about our popular bag making course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel, or come and join us on the 'Taster Day' or 'Mask Making' course. All the courses are completely ‘hands on’ with plenty of support and encouragement as you learn your new skill". www.leathercoursesbritain.com
01437 563110
The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited is staging 5 boutique-style antiques events across the country throughout 2015 with the new addition of The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in West Sussex from 8 - 10 May. Set up in 2003 by Ingrid Nilson, these events are now important fixtures on the quality fairs circuit. For more information go to www.adfl.co.uk
01797 252030
Ella James is an online boutique featuring elegant home accessories, seasonal decorations and gifts for children. The perfect place to source special pieces for your home this Christmas and find gorgeous gifts for family and friends. Use the code H&A15 to receive a 15% discount at the checkout.
01572 759190
Lilac barn is a studio situated in the heart of the Somerset levels. It offers courses in upholstery, still life oil painting, soft furnishings, patchwork, quilting and furniture painting. The classes for beginners and improvers are both fun and informative and a very high standard of work is achieved by all students with the expert tuition on offer. Easy access from M5 Further details on website www.lilacbarn.co.uk
01823 698707
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