origami flowers

Easy Origami Flowers and how you can learn to make them

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. A recent article by the American Association of Retired People listed origami as one of the things we can do to boost our brain health. Specifically, the article mentions tasks that challenge our minds and strengthen our brain. Origami provides both mental and physical stimulus with exercise. […]

New Historic Stumpwork Course Now Available

RSN Video Online Courses is a partnership between David and Charles and the Royal School of Needlework to deliver self-paced distance learning courses online.  From the website rsnonlinecourses.com, you can enroll in hand embroidery tuition provided by qualified Royal School of Needlework Tutors. Courses are taken in your own home or location of your choice on any device with an internet connection. This autumn, we […]

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Free Knitting Pattern: Leg Warmers

We loved seeing Tom Daley get knitting in the stands at the Olympics, and he’s absolutely right, knitting is great for stress relief and relaxation, to celebrate and share the knitting love, we thought now is a perfect time for a free knitting pattern! This leg warmer pattern is from our book; Knit like a […]

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Zero Waste Christmas – Eco Wreath

We all know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but unfortunately it is not the most environmentally- friendly. Not surprisingly, with all the gift-buying and excess decorations, Christmas is one of those holidays with plenty of waste. The amount of wrapping paper thrown away at Christmas in the UK alone would […]

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Granny Square Christmas Crochet Along

Join our Granny Square Christmas Crochet-Along today for free and crochet 24 granny squares in the countdown to Christmas. By December you’ll have a selection of beautiful crocheted Christmas-y items to deck the halls with. 2 Christmas Granny Square designs will be released each week (full pattern, chart, and photos sent via email every Wednesday) […]

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Caring for your Crochet Slippers

Caring for Crochet Animal Slippers by Ira Rott Hello, my fellow crafters and crocheters! Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a Canadian fiber artist, pattern designer, and the author of Crochet Animal Slippers (my latest book with David & Charles). In this article, I would like to share a few useful […]

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Journaling for Wellbeing – Cosmopolitan Magazine Reviews

A recent article in Cosmopolitan Magazine talked to Helen Colebrook (author of the Journal with Purpose series)  about the huge benefits of journaling. From building self-esteem to keeping a record of everything you’re grateful for, journaling has many benefits to enjoy. Here’s just some of the benefits of journaling that have been established: Helps to […]

Pokémon Crochet

Interview with Sabrina Somers

We sat down for an interview with Sabrina Somers, author, and creator of Pokémon Crochet. Sabrina talked to us about creating her latest book, and her route into crochet. Tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Sabrina. I live in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) with my husband Mark, our son Sven who turns […]