Needle punching for beginners*

The Modern Crafters how to punch needle

*This blog post is sponsored by The Modern Crafter.  Needle punching is becoming more and more popular and we’re totally on board with it. Relaxing, mindful and with beautiful results, needle punching is our new fave weekend craft that you’ve got to try. We’ve brought in the needle punching professionals, The Modern Crafter, to talk… Continue reading

Colourful crochet mandala patterns

Stretch your crochet skills with our free crochet mandala patterns – we’ve got three for you to try!

Free crochet patterns: 16 ways with granny squares

How to use crochet granny squares - crochet granny square pocket from RedAgape

Get inspired for Granny Square Day 2019 with 16 must-hook makes.

Screen printing at home: YUK FUN’s top tips for beginners

YUK FUN screen printing

For our next instalment in our screen printing series, we decided to bring in the professionals. Queue YUK FUN, screen printing extraordinaires who own their own clothing line. They’ve given you there five top tips to screen printing for beginners so we can all start customising. If you have a go at screen printing using YUK FUN’s tips then… Continue reading

Giant doughnut crochet pattern

Go jumbo with our GIANT doughnut crochet pattern by Paula Risanto. This magnificent ring of two-toned goodness will put your ripple stitch cushions to shame. If you’re au fait with whipping up stacks of granny squares then this big doughnut pattern will be a piece of cake! With only two crochet stitches to master (double crochet and slip stitch),… Continue reading

Fox slippers knitting pattern

Wool Week day 6: Knit fox slippers

Slippers: not just for winter. Treat your feet to a pair of fox slippers with Louise Walker’s friendly fox slippers

Wool Week day 7: Make a loom and learn to weave

Wool Week day 7: Make a loom and learn to weave

Add a riot of colour and texture to your walls this season with Holly Farrow’s weaving. Plus, make your own loom.

DIY Wimbledon strawberries

diy Wimbledon strawberries

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon AKA the season of cream, strawberries and sun, we’ve uploaded this little tutorial for felt Wimbledon strawberries. Created by avid sewist Samantha Stas, these little strawberries will make a great addition to your keys. If you make Samantha’s felt fruity treats be sure to tag us in a picture on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook…. Continue reading

How to make a rubber stamp

We love the speed and ease of stamping as much as the next crafter, but what if you want to make something totally hand-made and unique. Well, the answer is, design your own rubber stamp. Here Yi Farn of Cotton Candy shows us how to make a rubber stamp from an eraser in a step-by-step guide… 

How to crochet a bow tie

It’s Tutorial Tuesday and it’s time for a new how to! What about this crochet bow tie. Perfect for parties, weddings and special events, this adorable accessory will make any little boy look even cuter on the big day! Designed by Delia Randall of Delia Creates, it’s a lovely touch for birthdays and celebrations…
This free crochet bow tie pattern is perfect timing for spring or summer weddings… and it complements our free wedding supplement perfectly, don’t you think?