The autumn edition of UK Handmade magazine brings with it a flavour of Japan, with recipes including Japanese-inspired cupcakes, a fabric, “Furoshiki”, gift wrapping tutorial, how to make your very own "Amigurumi" crochet Woodland Bunny and screen-printing.
Editor, Anna Stassen, describes why autumn is her favourite season:
“Autumn in Japan brings with it brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows that mark the start of “Kouyou” (autumn leaves). Many people love Spring time in Japan with the famous cherry blossoms, but I think Autumn just tips Spring to the post as my favorite time of the year in this land rich in cultural and artistic heritage . This issue we have brought some of that Japanese magic to the pages of UK Handmade. ”
This edition also marks the start of a fascinating series called “The road less travelled”. The article's author, Kirsten Miller, explains:
“Ever since I gave up my legal career to follow a more creative one, I have met a lot of people who have done the same. We live in changing, challenging times, but I’m struck by how many people are taking a fresh look at their lives and finding out what they value, so they can live a more rewarding life.”
Within the beautifully designed pages is also an interview with the winner of the British Craft Trade Fair Craft & Design Award 2010, Jacqueline Harold:
“I have been very lucky to have won any of my awards and they are all in turn very important to me, however, winning the Craft & Design award this year was fantastic.”
Of course the autumn edition wouldn't be complete without its fair share of Halloween goodies including, tutorials on how to make elegant butternut squash lanterns, your very own polymer clay “wee pumpkin cat” figurine and a delicious recipe for pumpkin pie, as well as all the usual business tips, interviews and events articles.
You can read the mag in full over on the website now - enjoy!