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The Big Stitch 2020 – Refashioning Inspiration

“The Big Stitch” is a yearly campaign by The British Heart Foundation – to raise funds for their ongoing research and support, and to help you give your wardrobe some glamorous upgrades on a budget! To join in all you have to do is buy an item from a British Heart Foundation Store (find your […]

Carla Mitrani author and designer

Crochet Iconic Women; Catching up with Carla Mitrani

We caught up with Carla Mitrani, author of Crochet Iconic Women, designer and crochet addict to talk about her brand new book; Crochet Iconic Women and here’s what she had to say. Tell us a little bit about yourself? “My name is Carla Mitrani and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m 40 years old […]

#hoopyourself challenge

#hoopyourself challenge uniting embroiderers

Instagram user Carissa Caples of @setfreecreative had a simple idea: “Take a picture of your face framed by a hoop (the smaller the better!) and tag some of your favorite embroidery artists to keep it going… I’m hoping this can strengthen the feeling of community among embroidery artists and add some laughter to this stressful […]

Shortlisted for British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020!

In the middle of celebrating our 60th birthday we were thrilled to receive the news that we have made it onto the shortlist of the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020 – and not just once, but twice! Greatest Knitting Book 2019/20 Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther Greatest Crochet Book 2019/20 3D Granny Squares […]

Makers Against Racism | Crafting Racial Justice

This week, we made a promise to stand up and speak out against racism – not just now when the topic is big news, but for the long term. How are we doing that? Here are a few ways: Continuing to improve diversity and inclusion within our organisation. We are striving to do better, and […]

Meet the Authors: Amy Mullins & Marnia Ryan-Raison, Authors of Macraweave

Tell us a bit about your new book? Macraweave is a how-to book that will teach you the fundamental macrame and weaving techniques and how to combine then. It is complete with instructions for getting started on the projects, a knot and technique quide, and 18 step by step patterns for projects ranging from accessories, […]

free zoom backgrounds for crafters

Free Zoom Backgrounds for Crafters

The video conferencing app Zoom has become a daily part of life during lockdown, not only for work but also for keeping in touch, for family quiz nights, virtual cocktail parties or just a quick catch up with pals. Up your Zoom game and transform your background into one that crafters’ dreams are made of […]

How to Sew a Face Mask

DIY Face Masks

We are all seeing the images and hearing the advice on wearing face masks to help reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. The advice seems to be different in each country and we have readers from all around the world. It seems to us that the common theme is to ensure you are not using up […]