We Meet… Celebrity Chef Gennaro Contaldo

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  Credited by Jamie Oliver as being ‘the man who taught me everything I know’, Gennaro Contaldo is one of the best-loved and well-known faces of the cooking world. Born and raised in Minori along the Amalfi coast, he rose through the ranks to become one of the most highly respected chefs in London working […]

We Meet… Mosaicist and Author Aimee Harman

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    We recently had the pleasure of interviewing self-taught mosaicist Aimee Harman, author of the book Mini Mosaics. Aimee from Peacehaven, East Sussex, is a mother of three and proud grandmother to four-year-old Alyssa. Here is her story: I learnt to mosaic in 1998 as a hobby. I went into business quite soon after […]

We Meet… Craft Bloggers and Authors Cat Morley and Tom Waddington

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  Edinburgh-based Cat Morley and Tom Waddington run the hugely popular craft blog Cut Out + Keep. Cat deals with our members, all of the content, while Tom does the code and technical work for the site, and they have just released their first book Cut Out + Keep: Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects. […]

We Meet… Designer, Maker and Author Laura Strutt

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  This week we interview designer/maker Laura Strutt who lives in Colchester, Essex with her husband and their little pup, Waffle. Laura is the former editor of the leading UK trade publication Craft Business and went on to work as the launch team of UK Knitting magazine Let’s Knit before moving on to work as […]

We Meet… Designer, Author and Blogger Marie Perkins (a.k.a Bowie Style)

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    This week we interview popular designer, blogger and author Marie Perkins, a.k.a Bowie Style. Born in Hampshire, Marie studied Graphic Design and Illustration in Salisbury, Wiltshire and then moved to Brighton to paint ceramics. She then moved into Textile Design, creating prints for stores such as BHS, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Homebase. Marie […]