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Giveaway! £100 Etsy gift card


It’s nearly Christmas, which means you should probably start trawling Etsy for all those handmade presents you’re going to buy (supporting indy designer-makers, especially at this time of year, is A Very Good Thing).

To help make it a little easier (and to celebrate the launch of Etsy gift cards), Etsy have given me a £100 vouchers to be given away on Make And Do With Perri. Hurrah!

So, this week just leave a comment below and I’ll randomly choose someone to give the gift card to. Why not tell me what you’d buy?

To celebrate the giveaway I’ve started this Pinterest board where I’m collecting all this prints on Etsy I’d buy if I had a spare £100.

* A few T&Cs *

– You must live in the UK

– You must leave the comment before Friday 22 November 11.29pm


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Karen Nicol: words cannot describe how much I love her work




The textile artist is showing at the Rebecca Hossack gallery from 7-30 November.

Here’s what the site has to say: “Karen Nicol‘s new exhibition is a Singerie, the French word for ‘monkey trick.’ Singerie is a genre that was first found in the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and made hugely popular in 18th Century French Rococo art, in which artists satirically depicted monkeys wearing fashionable dress.”

I’m heading to the private view tonight, and have interviewed her for Mollie Makes in the current issue


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Material World: meet the artists

What makes some craft art and some craft just, well, craft? Material World features answers by these amazing names…

Who? Grayson Perry

Why? The Turner Prize-winning artist is best known for his incredible, and controversial, ceramics and tapestries (and dressing as his alter-ego, Claire)

Where can I see more? Perry is represented by the Victoria Miro gallery and their site is the best place to find out more about him. The William Morris gallery, which has just reopened in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow is exhibiting one of Perry’s tapestries at the moment.


Who? Rob Ryan

Why? Ryan’s unique style of paper cut is instantly recognisable and found everywhere from galleries to the side of mugs.

Where can I see more? MisterRob.co.uk is Ryan’s online HQ, but he blogs at RobRyan.blogspot.co.uk. You can buy his stuff everywhere from Etsy to TAG Fine Arts, and don’t forget the selection of books he’s published too.


Who? Kate Jenkins

Why? Back in the day she was a successful knitwear designer, creating patterns for everyone from Debenhams to Marc Jacobs: now, her knits can be found in London’s Rebecca Hossack gallery. Expect exceptionally witty knits based around food, porn and much more.

Where can I see more? Her fine art knits are represented by Rebecca Hossack, but for all things Kate Jenkins – including her Cardigan knitting label – visit Cardigan.


Who? Tracey Emin

Why? One of the YBAs, and a Turner prize nominee (for the unmade bed, My Bed) Emin has almost single-handed raised the profile of needlework as a fine art.

Where can I see more? Should you need to learn more, her studio website is for you – if you want to buy an Emin (whether it’s a print or a Christmas bauble, it’s Emin International.

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