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Women In Trade Magazine Feature Summer 2015

PRESS I have been featured in a super on-line magazine Women In Trade which you can read on line here or you can purchase a PDF version for £3.25  Women In Trade Magazine Summer 2015 British Designers Rock. 'Women in Trade Magazine is a stylish independent publication. The first tradeswomen-focused magazine in the UK; it simply exists to enrich lives with articles covering well being, life, spotlight, coaching, self & interviews with inspirational women'. I am looking forward to meeting Rob and Chris from the 'With Love' project who aim to seek out individuals who create things with a passion and purpose. Who really care about what they do, asking one simple question along the way, "why do you do what you do?" You can see some of the people they have met so far on their website here. This summer they will be embarking on a trip from Devon all the way up to Harris in the Outer Hebrides . The aim is to meet

My Amazing Dad Hector Cole Awarded an MBE 1st January 2015

I thought it would be a good idea to post here about the great news that my father Hector Cole has been awarded an MBE for Services to Heritage Crafts in the 2015 New Year's Honours! He is really thrilled to get recognition for the 45 years of dedicated work specifically for his arrow-smithing and also within the broad spectrum of iron-working but, as many people will know, there is a lot more behind the award than is ever printed in the press.  I would like to share some of this information with you. My sister Rebecca first brought up the idea of nominating Dad for an award, she thought he would be a great candidate for an honour and started to look into it.  There is a lot of work behind the scenes to make it happen and we were too late for that year so put it on the back burner.  In 2014 I saw a tweet from asking if anyone knew a suitable crafts person to nominate for an honour.  I immediately tweeted back suggesting my Dad, Hector and it snowball