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Country Living Magazine | Home, garden, craft and wildlife inspiration

Aug 4, 2018<p>The collection is great for outdoorsy types and features six outerwear pieces and nine mid-layers<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Aug …

Wildlife

Step inside artist and printmaker Angie Lewin's Speyside home

<b>A mix of wooden mid-century furniture and original artwork 
creates a distinctive look inside Angie Lewin's 
hideaway in the hills of Speyside that</b> …

Micro-breweries thrive in Angus

Micro-breweries thrive in Angus<p>Keith Smith<br>• 11 March 2015<p>Two Angus ale-makers are giving a whole new meaning to the term 'homebrew'<p>'I don't watch a lot …

Drinking

20 best mountain bike trails in the UK - MBR

From the wilds of Scotland to the suburbs of Surrey, we've got twenty of the UK's best natural mountain bike trails for you to follow.<p>In no …

Join the craft revolution!

Traditional craftsman are encouraging enthusiasts to apply for grants to travel the world and revive delightfully British traditions<p>Siân Evans - Britain's only traditional female coppersmith - admits she is a bit of a "copper nerd".<p>At her forge in Hastings, Sussex, the 47-year-old mother-of-four …

Meet the men who are leading Britain's craft revolution

This weekend in London, a celebration of male makers will dispel the idea that crafty pursuits are only for females. Gareth May meets four of the sellers at Manmade<p>Real men don’t mess about with knitting and quilt making; we’re too busy pumping iron and drinking beer … Right?<p>A brash stereotype, yes …

Turn an old jumper into a cushion cover

Follow these simple instructions to turn an old jumper – or inexpensive charity shop purchase – into a cushion cover<i>,</i> as seen in the February 2015 …

Sewing

Woodcarver: Hatchet and Bear

It's a wonderfully warm spring day in a patch of woodland near Frome in Somerset. Overhead, a breeze rushes through the leaves of oak, ash and beech …

Woodworking

The Urban Artisan: Fanny Shorter

Enter Fanny Shorter's studio at Cockpit Arts and you'll be dazzled by an explosion of colours – the botanical designs she screenprints for her ranges …

How to make the most nutritious compost

Follow this how to make compost video tutorial for a great homemade soil improver to give plants and seedlings a great chance at success.<p>Follow this …

Gardening

Video: How to keep chickens

<b>Considering henkeeping? Get up to speed with our introductory how to keep chickens video, then follow the guidance below to keep them in fine …

Chickens

Into the wood: meet the modern carpenters

Photograph: Antonio Olmos<p>‘You can honour the wild in any setting’: Rupert McKelvie with his Leaf cabinet<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/30/1430388779513/66121be9-675b-47c6-93a9-f030566053c8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Antonio Olmos<p>‘You can honour the wild in any …

How to build a dry stone wall

Watch a beginner and you can tell within two minutes if they've got a knack for it, says Richard Ingles. It takes a certain kind of eye-brain co-ordination, dry stone walling: you need to be able to look at a stone and know straight away whether it's the one you want.<p>"It's no good asking, what <i>kind</i> …