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Alison Bellamy
We are delighted to welcome our newest sponsor, insurance company Craft Cover. Craft Cover is the brainchild of Alison Bellamy, a passionate crafter. By day she's a director for Walmsleys, an insurance broker, so she decided to combine these two parts of her life in Craft Cover – a specialist insurance broker for crafters great and small. Craft Cover itself was launched in January of 2015, but Alison's experience as an insurance broker spans 30 years and countless different clients and industries.
An Unnatural History
Today we are pleased to meet Tina Crawford, aka Tobyboo. With her first solo exhibition coming up we wanted to find out what inspires her original and unusual textiles...Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started. 
Front Cover of Sew Scandinavian
Review by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Front cover of The Crafted Garden
Review By Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
Michelle Gemmel
Today we meet Leeds based designer Michelle Gemmel. She used to design nightwear, underwear and swimwear for a number of companies but in 2012 she decided to start her own design company called Memelou, designing greetings cards, prints and notelets.What is your background and how did you get into design? 
Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Christmas
The Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair relocates to its new venue of Altrincham Town Hall for its Christmas pop up THIS Sunday 6th December.
Front Cover of Everything In Its Place
Review by Ali Burdon - Very Berry Handmade
All the Fun of the Christmas Fair
All the Fun of the Fair are back for Christmas in the stunning Church of Annunciation in Marble Arch. Live music, artisan food, demonstartions and a huge array of gifts. 
We asked UK Handmade portfolio member Arati Devasher to share the process behind her beautiful hand painted silk scarves. Be sure to check out the link at the end of the article to view a video of Arati in action!About me...
Front Cover of Speakeasy
Review by Lindsay Rendall