WELCOME TO MY BLOG where you can travel the world through art, craft, design and fashion with a huge dose of colour thrown in – and not just thanks to my ever-evolving hair!
I started Craft and Travel to showcase traditional and contemporary crafts, art, design and fashion from around the world because I’m fascinated by all these things. Whenever I go travelling my radar is switched on, drawn to these aspects of a destination: there’s so much to discover when you look around for creativity.
Most of what I see, spot and want to share are the aspects that involve and evoke colour so what you discover will be colour focussed – and I mean some serious rainbow-hunting, at times you may need sunshades!
A note on the photography, I’m not one of those travelbloggers who takes fancy photographs, I try my best but most of what you see on here is taken on my iPhone and sometimes a basic automatic camera.
I live in London, UK, so you’ll also find a lot of Londoncentric content because when I’m not abroad I love discovering My City as well as other parts of the UK, mostly from weekends away – I go away as much as I can, usually every month.
I hope that over time my blog will become a place of inspiration and education with contributions from crafters, creatives, makers, designers and travellers from every corner of the earth, helping you to make your own globetrotting plans as colourful as they can be.
I also hope you’ll join me on my adventures – if you have any questions or comments on route, please get in touch.
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I’ve been a journalist for over 15 years and was Editor of the UK’s oldest crafts magazine Popular Crafts – I also edited a cult craftzine called Fete. I have written about crafts for a number of leading publications including Mollie Makes and BBC Magazines. I’ve had two craft books published, a travelogue, and have written travel features for over eight years specialising in the luxury, honeymoon market.
Golden Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Carpet Village, Bodrum, Turkey
Chichicastanengo Craft Market, Guatemala
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
COUNTRIES VISITED SO FAR:
United Arab Emirates