SEVEN health based reasons to get your craft on. Not only can crafting be fun, but it is scientifically proven to be good for an array of health problems and illnesses. To name a few crafting can help with: Arthritis, Anxiety, Depression, and even High Blood Pressure. Crafting can help reduce your chances of developing […]

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...

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...

making a simple cotton dress reminded me of just how important some of those little nerdy sewing techniques can be…After recently moving house, it was beginning to feel like all my sewing was for my new home, cushions, blinds, curtains...

As soon as the sun comes out, our thoughts turn to the garden, and often at this time of year, we get asked for ‘outdoor’ fabric.For garden parties and barbecues we stock PVC tablecloth fabric all year round, but it’s...