Throughout July, the British Heart Foundation will be launching #TheBigStitch, a national campaign to encourage shoppers to buy clothing from BHF and inject their own fashion flair to it.
Secret’s out! We’re working on the brand new edition of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon – a magazine to help raise funds for Red Nose Day. Want to use your craft skills for a good cause? Plan a crafternoon, buy the magazine for patterns and inspiration and make your stitches matter!
It always feels better to give than receive, so why not use your crafting skills for good and help others with your makes. Here’s a look at six hashtags keeping us inspired to make for others
Mind launch their Christmas Crafternoon aimed at bringing friends, family or colleagues together through craft for an afternoon of festive making to raise money for mental health. Kate O’Sullivan of A Playful Day talks to Kat Goldin, Fran Stone, Joanne Scrace, Emma Mitchell and Sarah Knight about the meaning of craft, plus they share feel-good project ideas.
Introducing The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon – a new magazine to help raise funds for Red Nose Day
Bust out the pink wardrobe, ladies and gents! This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Care wants the crafting community to raise funds by dressing in their pink, handmade creations on Fridays. Material World author and Mollie Makes contributor, Perri Lewis has created an exclusive embroidered necklace so you can add a… Continue reading
Whip up a pair of crochet rainbow shoe laces and show your support for the Rainbow Laces campaign – challenging homophobia in football. The movement (backed by the charity Stonewall, Paddy Power, Metro and the Premier League) kicks off this weekend as footballers across England sport rainbow-coloured laces as part of their second annual anti-homophobia… Continue reading
Crafting for a cause: 23 world-class designer-makers create the Red Nose Day Dolls
Now that the car boot sale is well and truly open for business, we’re hoping to pick up a vintage trunk or two. Vintage luggage has got such charm. As long as it’s in passable condition you can leave it unadorned and proud of its battered edges. Or, if your trunk is way past help you can reinvent it, cover it or transform it. Here are some of our favourite ideas…