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 […]

Behind the scenes during COVID-19

I recently emailed our authors to provide an update as best as possible and it seemed a natural step to write this open article. This post is written partly for general interest but also to acknowledge the tremendous effort being put in by our staff in the current circumstances. Trading Position Our sales up until […]

The Positive Power of Cross Stitch

When I commissioned Cross Stitch for the Soul from the talented Emma Congdon of Stitchrovia, I had no idea that the book would end up being published at such a huge moment in history. With the world locked down due to Coronavirus, people unable to leave the house except for food, medicine and exercise, and […]