Creative Colour is a UK design, craft and interiors blog. Specialising in Colour set up by Juliet Bawden designer, maker, author and journalist.

If you like designing and making, it is a compulsion and you have to do it. Others who share this passion totally understand it. Those who don’t, cannot understand it at all. Is it itchy finger syndrome?

Taught by her mother from an early age Juliet always knew she wanted to go to art school. She trained in textile design at Camberwell School of Art and still loves the discipline. Juliet specializes in dyeing, and colour she is particularly interested in the changes you can make with it and the way it affects our lives.

She has written over 70 craft books either exploring and making the things her self, or writing about designers who are at the top of their  field.

Her books include ‘The Art and Craft of Papier Mache’, published by Mitchell Beazley in the UK and Chronical in the USA. ‘Hearts’ a book of Romantic Gifts published by Conran Octopus in the UK. ‘The Hat Book’ published by Letts in the UK. ‘Rag Rug’ inspirations by Cassell in the UK ‘The Art and Craft of Applique’ published by Mitchell Beazley. ‘The Shirt off his back’ published by Jacqui Small came about from an idea she had when we slid into the 2008 recession, wondering what would happen to all those glorious shirts.

As with many in the art, craft and design world she has had what she calls a portfolio career, designing making, doing makeovers. Recently designing, making and writing for magazines including : Coast, Simply Sewing and Reloved as well as for the web site of both Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley. Juliet has run workshops at the Fashion and Textile Museum for Heals, King makers of Candy Crush and many others.

This blog is a way of sharing some of the things that Juliet creates, sees and reads in the hope that it is of interest to you too.