A touch of glass

‘It was love at first sight,’ says Jackie Birchall of Purple Urchin, remembering her first stained-glass evening class. ‘I loved making the Tiffany-style glass using copper foil and solder, rather than lead.’ She says she enjoys the challenge of cutting the glass just right. ‘It’s the most thrilling aspect of this craft. I often hold […]

Love wood workshops

The Somerset Bodgers are running a series of woodworking courses from April to July at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield property in North Somerset, giving people a chance to learn traditional woodcraft skills and make beautiful handmade pieces to take away, including a Celtic three-legged backstool and a carved wooden spoon. You can get the whole […]

WIN! Reloved has five pairs of tickets to The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair, hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, is heading to Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire (22–24 June) for the very first time. The programme includes live ‘craft-offs’ with the experts, Q&As and demonstrations from well-known makers, plus creative workshops where visitors can learn new skills, including needle felting, calligraphy, wirework and Indian block printing, […]

Stitched bag

Breathe new life into an old leather bag, personalising it with an embroidered word. You can get started on yours with the tutorial inside issue 53 of Reloved magazine, available to order online and download directly to your smart device. ‘I had replaced this tatty handbag but couldn’t bear to throw it away,’ says Chloe […]

Wow-factor walls

Looking for a really unique look for a feature wall? Head to Woodchip & Magnolia for a stunning collection of bold and beautiful designs. Headed up by Nina Marika Tarnowski, a self-confessed wallpaper, pattern and colour addict, this family-run brand definitely knows a thing or two about how to create the perfect surface design. Nina […]

Batik-inspired stencilled laundry box

The combination of bamboo, indigo blue paint and a batik-style pattern give this simple laundry box by Nicolette Tabram a lovely southeast Asian vibe. You can get started on yours with the tutorial inside issue 53 of Reloved magazine, available to order online and download directly to your smart device. ‘This technique can be used […]

Can-do attitude

Pop-art portraits made from upcycled drink cans ‘I firmly believe that art can be made from anything and anything can be made into a canvas. All you need is a little imagination,’ says Kelly Ann Holmes, an artist who works with recycled materials to make pop art-inspired portraits. Kelly’s idea for using drinks cans was […]

WIN! Reloved has five pairs of tickets to The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair, hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, is heading to Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire (22–24 June) for the very first time. The programme includes live ‘craft-offs’ with the experts, Q&As and demonstrations from well-known makers, plus creative workshops where visitors can learn new skills, including needle felting, calligraphy, wirework and Indian block printing, […]

Mounted Flower Display

Get this season’s pastel trend, by creating a rustic floral display using old bottles and scrap timber like this project by Lou Butt. ‘A great little weekend project to add character to a living room or bedroom’ says Lou. You can get started on yours with the tutorial inside issue 53 of Reloved magazine, available […]

Spring tulips

Door furniture meets Victoriana with these gorgeous glass doorknobs from the Botanical collection by Haute Déco. Available in jewel-like shades of peridot, mandarine, kunzite and citrine, these Fleur knobs would be the perfect floral finishing touch for painted bedroom drawers or a wardrobe, and they are even suitable for installing on glass and mirror doors. […]