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Polly Lyster

The select few

The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?

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Oriental rug-making in Pakistan

Orient expressed

Clare Jennings tells us what to look for in a quality oriental rug, and how to distinguish quality hand-knotted rugs from those that are mass-produced

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Polly Lyster

The select few

The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?

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Food & Drink

Easter biscuits from Contemporary Cake Design!

Play Mary Berry by using this Easter biscuit recipe

Cheltenham-based company Contemporary Cake Designs share a recipe for traditional Easter biscuits that can be enjoyed at home, bringing out the Mary Berry in all.

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Jane Scrivner products / Photo: Daniel Buxton

Jane Scrivner to showcase luxury skincare range at open house event

Jane Scrivner will be showcasing her eponymous luxury natural skincare range and personalised treatment menu in stylish new premises on Monday April 7, 2014

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