Nicola Gouldsmith is the founder of Halfpenny Home, an art and crafts shop which has a the website of the same name, www.halfpennyhome.co.uk. Nicola loves making things, growing things, and living in the countryside. The Halfpenny Home shop is housed in 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). Nicola is based in Needham Market, Suffolk.