Crafts Christmas Gift Guide 2015 - page 2

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CountdowntoChristmas
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NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2015
CRAFTS
Stuck for something to buy the loved
ones this Christmas? Across the next
25 pages we attempt to provide youwith
ideas both of where to shop andwhat
to buy.We’ve also enlisted the help of
a crack squad of experts. On page 74,
for instance, Emma Love asks some
of the leadingmakers in theUK–
including the likes of AlisonKinnaird,
KateMalone and James Rigler –what
theywill be buying their family and
friends – answers range fromGrainne
Morton jewellery andAnnabel Rainbow
tea towels to anArduino gamer kit and
a bicyclemudguard.
Meanwhile, Teleri Lloyd-Jones
rounds up some of the best festive
markets and fairs across theUKon
page 86 as well as taking a look at what’s
available online. And on page 82
we present some of our favourite
books fromthe past 12months.
This is also the ideal opportunity to
point you in the direction of theCrafts
Council Directory, which it seems to
me is an ideal place to find inspiration.
Launched inApril, it nowboasts over
400 of the nation’s best and brightest
makers across a variety of fields,
including ceramics, glass, jewellery,
metal, wood, textiles and furniture.
Essentially, it’s an incredibly useful
resource. But don’t just takemyword
for it, you can have a look for yourself
at
All of which only leavesme to add,
frommyself and the rest of the
Crafts
team, thank you somuch for reading
themagazine this year andwe hope
you have awonderful Christmas.
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