So this is the dictionary definition of patchwork…‘Patchwork or “pieced work” is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns built up with different...

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bias binding is such a useful technique and gives a really decorative and professional finish to lots of simple craft projects. This kind of binding is sometimes used to finish the seam allowance of some really bulky, easily frayed, fabrics such as...

new stock of pinking shears here's a guide on how to use them. Pinking shears are a form of scissors but instead of a straight cutting blade they are saw toothed leaving a zig zag pattern. The reason behind this is...

Before you start your bunting project we suggest drawing out a 'flag' template. You will need: ruler, A4 paper, pencil, paper scissors Draw a 20cm horizontal line, measure and mark the halfway point (10cm) and from this draw a vertical line...

Believe it or not…we had a staff member who wasn’t quite sure about making pom poms!!!and whilst we do have a 4 piece kit in store(which was included in(the now sold out) the-s box March 2017 or available separately in store...

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In preparation for the beach hut cushion project it is important that you understand the basics of appliqué. It is a technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns...

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Making a cushion cover really is an easy, rainy-day afternoon job, so if you are in the mood for a sewing-fest, we can guide you through the how to’s of making an 'envelope' or 'housewife'  cushion cover. As it has...

We show you how to knit a Wendy Air mohair flower corsage in easy-to-follow steps.How absolutely fabulous is this? we are loving this flower as a wedding corsage or an everyday piece of gorgeousness…To accompany our gorgeous new delivery of...

Learn to KnitIf you learned to knit when you were very young, chances are you won’t have forgotten everything.But, if like me, you didn’t really get on with knitting and focussed on sewing instead, now’s the time to have another...

Compare yarn weights with our Knitting Wool Conversion Chart!We meet customers in our shop here in Lewes of all ages and all knitting abilities. It’s really encouraging to see boys as well as girls learning to knit and creating some...