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Highland Arts, Crafts and Gifts newsletter - ARCHIVE ISSUE FROM 2011

  The latest (revamped) issue is now available to view/print/download/save, simply by clicking this link: http://tinyurl.com/3v63dl8 In this issue: * Ledgowan Fairs * Coast Candle Company * Pictures and Poems * Coaster Crafts * Albawear * International Otter Survival Fund * Laura's Cottage Kitchen * Linda's Patchwork * Eoghain Maclean Photography * Cottage Bakery * Alleas Designs * Aloe Vera Highland - Forever Living products * StarBox Scotland * Highlands Open Studios * Ripples Crafts * Loch Broom Pottery * Button Bothy ==============================================

Profile: Eoghain Maclean

Eoghain Maclean writes: I have lived in Wester Ross for 47 years and have worked on Beinn Eighe National Reserve for the past 24 years. In that time I've had the opportunity to see the wildlife and landscapes of the area through all seasons, and record this with my camera. Tel: 01445 760230 Mobile: 0779 8894079 Email: mailto:eoghain.maclean@btinternet.com Website: www.eoghainmacleanphotography.co.uk Note from Jackie: please do visit Eoghain's website and view the wonderful photography he has on offer to buy - from landscapes, wildlife and flowers, it's all beautiful - and best of all highly affordable.

Profile: Helen Lockhart - Ripples Crafts

Helen specialises in hand-dyed sock yarn, and has on offer sock knitting kits, children's knitting kits, knitting books and needles. Ripples Crafts will shortly have a website up and running at: http://www.ripplescrafts.co.uk In the meantime, Helen can be contacted via email at: mailto:ripples@tncat.co.uk Helen will be attending the Ledgowan craft fair on the 12 July.

Profile: Michelle Stevenson - "Welcome to my world of cakes"

Hello! I’m Michelle Stevenson, and I am a self-taught cake decorator. I learned what it takes to make my cakes from books and, of course, using my own imagination and creativity. I am 36 years old, and live in the lovely village of Kinlochewe with m y very tolerant husband Colin and our dog Jack. 20 years ago I starte d out making and decorating cakes for family and friends. With more experience, new skills and even more ideas, however, I have been selling my products over the last 10 years to a wider ra nge of clients, and have received some wonderful and encouraging feedback. A very special friend in Sussex , Barbara Emmans, taught me the basic s in wired sugar flowers, when I asked her for help in making my own flower spray for my wedding cake in 1998. The odd ‘crash’ courses in other flowers, patchwork cut ters, and brushstroke techniques followed. More recently, I had a wonderful day in Elgin with Tony Warren, who taught me how to make a Sea Holly using cold po

Profile: Linda's Patchwork

Hello, I'm Linda Bartlett and I make quilts, throws and cushion covers in patchwork, quilting and applique . I also make many other items, eg fabric books, wallhangings, needle cases, knitting needle/cutlery holders. I use traditional cottons and also tweeds and tartans. I sell made items but am happy to accept orders or help you with the design of a special project. Linda's website: http://www.lindaspatchwork.co.uk

Profile: Laura's Cottage Kitchen

Laura writes: Laura's Cottage Kitchen is a small catering business I created in the small village of Achnasheen. Since the first time I visited Scotland 15 years ago I fell in love with it. It took a bit longer than what I envisaged to move up here, but now my dream has come true. I have always loved cooking and so I left my job as a travel agent and in June 2005 I started working as a cook in a cafe in the village. Now I have decided to be my own boss and run my small bakery. I am currently offering Brownies, Carrot Cake, Macaroons, Shortbread, Empire Biscuits, Coconut Paradise, Slice, Date and Walnut bites, Fruit Loaves, Chocolate Eclairs and other traybakes. Most of my baking is made with wheat and gluten free flour and baking powder. Like this everybody can enjoy it. Laura can be contacted by email at mailto:laurascottagekitchen@hotmail.com