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  • Work by Crafts Council Makers Gillies Jones.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 11 May 2018

Yorkshire inspired glass, hand stitching The Handmaid's Tale and Blackburn gets making

What happened

London Craft Week started! Crafts magazine kindly picked some of their highlights including three LOEWE Foundation talks at the Design Museum. 
 
The Great British Sewing Bee is back and they’re looking for talented sewers.  
 
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life opened at Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead and in London Claudia Clare: The Wotton Pots opened at Zuleika Gallery and m2(at)15 opened at m² Gallery.
 
The Telegraph had a look at how craft pieces can add a touch of soul to your home.
 
Liberty received over 9,500 entries to their recent open call - congratulations to Alex Chinneck, Katch Skinner and Ruta Bartkevičiūtė whose work is now stocked in the legendary store.
 
BBC Two’s Back to the Land visited Yorkshire and Crafts Council makers Gillies Jones – watch from minute 28.30 to see them in action.
 
What was said
 
“Young people are being deprived of opportunities for personal development in self-expression, sociability, imagination and creativity.” leading artists condemn the exclusion of arts subjects from the Ebacc.
 
What was made
 
A hand stitched portrait of Elizabeth Moss as Offred by Lauren DiCioccio for a Handmaid’s Tale special issue of Stylist magazine.
 
What to look forward to
 
The Festival National of Making starts tomorrow in Blackburn and we’ll be there offering 1:1 business advice sessions, presenting One to Watch awards and showing Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival.
 
And finally

If you’re in London and near St John St head to Mag Culture to see a very fetching display of 45+ years of Crafts magazine!

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