There are times where you might choose to use superwash wool, or perhaps choose to swap for another washable alternative

What Is Superwash Wool?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about whether wool is a sustainable material to craft with and I deliberately didn’t go into superwash wool in that post, as I felt it needed a separate explanation. So here we are!

Crafting without plastic is becoming easier as more businesses are committed to being more sustainable

A Guide To Crafting Without Plastic

In the crafting world, plastic is everywhere – from product packaging and plastic tools to materials which contain plastics (and often aren’t clearly labelled as such). So how do you go about crafting without plastic?

Most people think of sheep when they think of wool, but they aren't the only wool-producing animals

Is Wool A Sustainable Material To Craft With?

How do you know if the materials you’re choosing are more or less sustainable than ones you were previously using? This question comes up a lot when discussing whether wool is a sustainable material or not, so I thought I’d take a look into it.

Piñatex, made from pineapple leaves, is probably the most well known plant-based leather

Vegan leather: is it sustainable?

Vegan ‘leather’ is usually a ‘faux’ material, produced to feel like the real thing. Depending on how that leather is made, you’ll find that some vegan leathers are sustainable, and some vegan leathers are definitely not sustainable.

Starting the embroidery on the back pockets of my jeans

Personalising Garments With Embroidery

I decided a while back that I wanted to make my handmade garments more ‘me’ by embroidering designs onto them that reflect who I am and what I like. Most embroidery I’d ever done was very basic, so I decided that it was about time I learned to do more complicated embroidery.

Rolling your jumper in a towel helps to gently squeeze excess water out of it

How To Unshrink Woollen Jumpers

We’ve all been there – you have a beautiful woolly jumper that needs a wash and after a while, you realise it just doesn’t fit the way it used to. But what if you didn’t have to part with your shrunken jumpers? What if there was a way to unshrink them back to the size they should be?

Sewing patterns

PDF Patterns vs Paper: The Benefits Of Digital Downloads

Digital downloads are one of those things that seem to divide people: you have folks who are used to using paper patterns and swear by them, then you have others who seem to only use PDF patterns. As someone who started with paper sewing patterns and is gradually moving towards buying and using more PDF patterns, I thought I’d have a look into what the benefits actually are for digital downloads over paper patterns.