Manchester crafters rejoice: I’m beginning to exhibit at various Makers Markets around the city, so now you’ll be able to come and purchase direct from me without paying for shipping!
If you want to sew more sustainably, but you don’t know where to start – this post is for you!
If you have offcuts of around a metre, can you make any clothes with them? Yes, you absolutely can. Let’s take a look at some options for your offcut projects.
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.
This year I want to build upon what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years and see where that takes me! With that in mind, I’ve set out some sewing plans for myself and decided to join in with some sewing challenges on Instagram this month. I also intend to learn some new skills for sewing and crocheting, while developing what I’ve been learning about natural dyeing.
Part three of the scrap project series is here in time for all your last minute Christmas gift making! We’re just two weeks away from the big day now, but that’s still enough time to make some quick projects as stocking fillers and gifts.
It’s Small Business Saturday this weekend – time to support that business your friend/parent/family runs and also discover new businesses whose products and services you love.
December is nearly here and it’ll soon be time to get your Christmas decorations out, if you haven’t already. The shops will soon be out of advent calendars, but don’t worry because you can make your own really quite easily.
Making things for around the house is a great way to use up offcuts and leftover yarn, turning it into something you’ll use on a regular basis. While many of these makes can be used year round, winter (and Christmas in particular) is the time of year that we spend the most time inside and so it’s possible you’ll get more use from some items in this post during this time.
In modern society, we put an awful lot of pressure on ourselves. In this unusual time of pandemic and enforced lockdowns, your health is particularly important to look after and mindful crafting can do this wonderfully. So what exactly is it?