Nicola Gouldsmith is the founder of Halfpenny Home, an art and crafts shop which has also had an online presence since 2010, in the website of the same name, www.halfpennyhome.co.uk, and in her blog, www.halfpennyhome.blogspot.co.uk. Nicola loves making things, growing things, and living in the countryside. Recently, the Halfpenny Home shop has relocated to a disused mill, where Nicola runs popular classes on natural dyeing, sewing and other crafts. She is the author of 'Indigo: Dye It, Make It', and the co-author of 'A Green Guide to Country Crafts' (both CICO Books). The author is based in Suffolk, UK.