8 golden rules of handmade

At the Reasons To: creative festival in Brighton, UK, this month, traditional artists were out in force. Hattie Newman, who specialises in paper art, muralist and hand-letterer Vic Lee, professional doodler Jon Burgerman, quilling queen Yulia Brodskaya, and illustrator and maker Chrissie Macdonald all took to the stage to share their expertise for creating handmade projects. 

Here are the golden rules that we learned from these experts of handmade.

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Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.