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Preparing your garden for spring

Somehow September is here already, and with it spring—the most important time of a gardener’s year. It’s a time when a little effort will go a long way, both in the short and long term. We’ve put together a list of JJL’s top tips to prepare your garden for spring. Out with the old There’s a… Read More


The Sign Maker

Down a sharp-edged alley, between looming factories, this doesn’t feel like the place for an artist’s workshop. But tucked away amongst this concrete jungle you’ll find TJ Guzzardi the sign maker, creating traditional, hand-painted signs and art from his studio. The crack beneath TJ’s roller door reveals a mix between a bric-a-brac shop and a… Read More


Louise Meuwissen is an Emerging Crafter and Artist

Standing in front of Louise Meuwissen’s Cosmos (Time Warp), the winner of the Dumbo Feather award at Craft’s Fresh! exhibition this year, I found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into the piece, subconsciously shuffling further and further forward to look at its details. Thick wool, another shuffle, glossy beads, shuffle, fine thread, shuffle… By the time I came… Read More