Hashtags to find handmade gifts

Shop small and independent this Christmas, with hashtags to help you find designer-makers and get in the festive spirit.

Mollie Makes meets Mel Smith Designs

Mel Smith Designs

Illustrator Mel tells us how her travels inspire her drawings, and why we should shop small this Christmas…

5 creative podcasts you need to listen to now

Blogtacular Podcast

Have a listen to podcasts from designer-makers and creatives, for inspiring stories, tips and tricks, to enjoy while you craft.

Monthly hashtag round-up: November

#dotifortheprocess by @joannehawker

This month’s best photo challenges and hashtags to inspire you on social media…

Wool Week: 7 knitting tips from WATG

Wool and the Gang knitting tips

We’ve got another treat for you this Wool Week – Wool and the Gang’s (WATG) top knitting tips for beginners.

Wool Week Unusual Workspace: TOFT UK’s alpaca farm

Toft Alpaca Farm - Alpacas

We have to confess that we have a bit of a soft spot when it comes to alpacas (just look at their fluffy faces). So we jumped at the chance to tour TOFT UK’s alpaca farm with founder Kerry Lord this Wool Week.

Craft with nature to grow your business and boost your health

Crafting with nature, Grace and Flora

Grow your business and boost your health by using natural products and bringing nature into your home.

Monthly hashtag round-up: October

#ColourMyEveryDay by @adventuresandteaparties pin

This month’s best photo challenges and hashtags to inspire your social media…

6 tips for pricing your handmade products

How to price products, The Design Trust

Need some advice on how to price your handmade products? Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust shares her top tips to help you price your crafts confidently…

5 ways to make more sales at craft markets

Crafty Fox Market image by Kayti Peschke

Stand out from the stall next to you with these five simple ways to shine at your next craft market…