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Country Living UK Modern Rustic 13

Whether you live in the town or countryside, in Country Living you’ll find a wealth of ideas for your home and garden, learn about traditional crafts, keep informed of rural issues, enjoy irresistible dishes using seasonal produce and, above all, escape the stress and strain of modern-day life.

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12 Numerot

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1 min
editorial

A sense of place is important to all creative people. Their surroundings provide inspiration and, in some cases, even the materials for their work. Ceramicist Florian Gadsby sums it up perfectly when he says, “It’s a way of incorporating where you live into what you make.” The other craftspeople we meet in this issue also talk about being influenced by the landscape around them. For Maggie Williams, a textile artist on the Isle of Skye, the greys and blacks of the volcanic beaches, colours of the wild flowers and blue-greens of the sea all appear in the cushion covers and blankets she makes, while Jane Withers uses the structure of the wild grasses and grain heads she collects near Sherwood Forest to inspire her sculptural lighting. Joe Hogan, on the…

1 min
dark materials

1 min
objects of desire

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1 min
the great outdoors

3 min
meet the makers maggie williams

When people say they want a better work-life balance, what they sometimes mean is they want more time to do the work they want to do. Maggie Williams discovered that for herself after she gave up her job as a teacher in Northumberland and returned to her first love, textiles, setting up a weaving studio on the Isle of Skye. Combined with a gallery to sell her paintings, and a tea room that serves her home-baked cake (lemon blueberry in summer, Talisker whisky fruit cake in winter), it’s a full-on business – with none of the school holidays she used to have – but it’s infinitely more enjoyable. Her handwoven merino and lambswool cushions and blankets, inspired by the island’s ancient landscape and unpredictable weather, sell to visitors from all over…

2 min
bright spark