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The best eco-friendly gifts

The best eco-friendly gifts Chosen by Alison Sye The festive season is here again, and lovely Folksy folk have asked me for some eco-friendly gift…

Jo Roper: a joyful life in pictures

Liverpudlian artist Jo Roper paints because she loves it… and you really feel that when you look at her work. The pleasure and joy painting gives her comes straight from her heart, through the brush and on to the canvas. We caught up with Jo to find out more…

Lucy Sparrow

The girl who sewed a Cornershop

Lucy Sparrow has created a playful wonderland of felt groceries in an abandoned shop on a corner of Columbia Road. We talked to Lucy about her labour of love, her deliberately “rough” stitching, and the role craft has to play in art…