The Handmade Fair pick of the week: LoveKnitting

We talk to LoveKnitting, one of Kirstie Allsopp’s favourites at Handmade Fair this year. LoveKnitting, and its new sister site, LoveCrochet, are online worlds dedicated to knitting and crochet. The website boasts over 40,000 patterns to inspire you and a range of over 1,500 yarns, needles, hooks and accessories to help make that project a reality. Jenni manages… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair: On the wishlist

For us, it’s the vendors (and the craft workshops) that make a craft event successful, and this September the sellers at The Handmade Fair have us adding bits to our wishlist weeks before the event, and that’s always a good sign! Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll find at the fair…

Get craft fair freebies from Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair are offering you a chance to receive a free crafty gift from one of their fantastic exhibitors at the craft fair when you purchase a Full Experience ticket! Every week there’s a range of freebies to pick from. Just click on the treat you like the best and buy your ticket through… Continue reading

Event: Festival of Quilts

Calling all quilters, dressmakers and fabric addicts! Get £2 off the Festival of Quilts (6-9 August at the NEC, Birmingham) ticket price when you use our discount code

Blogtacular 2015 takeaways

Last weekend we topped up our inspiration jars ready for the crafty year ahead. This really is how we see dates 11-13 June: fueling our creativity by meeting you. What happened? Not only did we celebrate with exceptionally talented makers at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (meet the five creative stars of 2015) but we… Continue reading

Etsy Craft Party 2015

Etsy Craft Party

Question: what’s better than crafting? Answer: crafting in company. If your idea of heaven is to craft alongside other makers then you HAVE to get involved with this year’s Etsy Craft Party.

Yarnspiration 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration is the brainchild of Natasha Seidel, a yarnaholic who got together with crafty friends last year to run a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!). It’s all raising money for charity, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All… Continue reading

Event: The Handmade Fair 2015

Get discounted tickets to The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in September until 30 June

Event: London Craft Week

May is set to be an exciting month for makers as London Craft Week debuts its eagerly-awaited programme of events

Event: Blogtacular 2015

Keep 13 June free  − Blogtacular is back! Taking centre stage at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, this year’s schedule of live workshops and inspiring talks, organised by duo Kat Molesworth (left) and Kat Goldin (right) includes keynote speaker Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge.