Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Monday, 26 July 2010
There's method in my madness this week - I'm looking for a new coffee table (but preferably not to be delivered until after the visit from my nephew with his two small children). I came across this website (www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk) and tried to find one craftsman to feature but couldn't, they're all so special and individual. Wood appeals to most of my senses (well, can't say it actually tastes great) but in particular, my sense of touch; it's just so damn sexy don't you think?
So, did I find a coffee table? Possibly, but I defiitely found my next bed. Clive, have you finished decorating the bedroom yet? This bed is made by Greg Brown Furniture (www.gregbrownfurniture.co.uk).
Enjoy and have a great week.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Did you know:
- 38% of crafters in the UK earn between £10,000 and £19,999 per year?
- Craft contributes £2.9 BILLION GVA to the UK economy each year?
- 88% of all crafters reside in England, 6% in Scotland, 4% in Wales and 2% in Northern Ireland?
- There is a Development Plan for Craft in the UK?
These are just some of the facts I've discovered by checking out the craft section of the Creative and Cultural Skills organisation (www.ccskills.org.uk).
Check it out, you might just learn something that will help you develop your craft and your business - I did!