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Apologies for the quietness of the boards, the same as everyone else life has gotten a little busy, but I am still around! I enjoy seeing the deviations that submitted to the group gallery.

I thought I would simply pose a question to you all, the New Year is just around the corner and I would love to know what goals you have for the year. Is it doing your first craftshow? Trying to get work into a gallery/shop.

For me, it's pushing my business into being an actual business and not a hobby. Big step, and a slightly scary one but I am keen for the challenge.

So over to you!

Best wishes

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UK Handmade is a design led online magazine committed to showcasing and promoting the best creative talent the UK has to offer. The term 'handmade' is now an indicator of quality, care and professionalism that is second to none and something we at UK Handmade wish to encourage and celebrate. Artists and designers from across all of the art disciplines have a place here including photography, textiles, jewellery, fashion, art and design.

In a time when people are realising the importance of spending quality time with the family, small businesses are being started from the kitchen table and becoming an integral part of our overall lifestyle. We want to bring back the skills of our grandparents, grow vegetables with our children, to make do and mend and return to an ideology that previous generations took for granted.

But we are realists too; in order to live like this in today’s world we need to be financially self-sufficient. An increasing number of online selling venues are allowing makers and designers to sell their goods with very little set up costs and as a result handmade items are not only experiencing a renaissance but a whole new community of small businesses are working together to promote and support the handmade movement.

UK Handmade is at the heart of the movement, providing advice and resources to it's members as well as collaborating and connecting with businesses to further the handmade cause for the benefit of all through the online magazine, website and forum.

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Welcome to UK Handmade.

UK Handmade is a design led online magazine committed to showcasing and promoting the best creative talent the UK has to offer.

The admin team is made up my me, LorrieWhittington. SakuraJewellery, KalaArt and MasonBee. We will do our best to help and support you. Enjoy the group.

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bisquie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, everyone! 
Let's make it short and sweet: are there any good plushie tutorials out there? Like, the basics, from pattern to stuffing. Anything, really.

Longer story: I really want to make a little doll of Fiona the Human (Adventure Time genderbent) for my friend. I'm not sure what I want the size to be - I was originally thinking hand-sized, but if bigger is easier? then I'm all for it!

Thank you for reading! :dummy:
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JoJoJellyBeans Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know i may be wasting my time, but i urge everyone to read this note about my experience with the system of the UK Job Centres and the truth behind the way it treats young people: 


It's important we make a big awareness of this situation before others fall victim. 

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swirlzidol Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! Just wanted to say I'm running a giveaway of a charm I made for anyone living in the uk: [link]
I look forward to you entering :D
Good luck!
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cats-creations-jewel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure how to submit work. I have a photograph uploaded on my profile but I cant see how to put it in here (Jewellery folder)
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MasonBee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the delay, I am sure you might have already worked it out, but if you haven't when you upload a piece of artwork to your own gallery there is a button that says 'gallery and group options'.

Select it and there will be an option to add it to UK Handmade, this will then give you a further option to add it to a gallery.

Hope this helps!
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cats-creations-jewel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you - I think I managed it lol xx
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EleanorSD Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Hello

UK Television Company Love Productions, the makers of BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off, are currently looking for non-professional sewing enthusiasts to take part in a brand new TV series. We wondered if you or your readers might be interested in applying? Or if you might be able to help spread the word?

All details can be found at www.loveproductions.co.uk/sewing.

Eleanor
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miyu100 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Hello, please, can I ask you, if you can help me with this? :sniff:
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LorrieWhittington Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What do you need help with?

Lorrie
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gringrimaceandsqueak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello all :) Great to be here and see more of everyones wonderful work!
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