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Quiz! | Which Sewing Machine Is Right For You?

By | September 2, 2014 at 10:53 am | No comments

Struggling to decide which sewing machine you want? If choosing between the models is proving to be a chore, take our fun quiz to find out which sewing machine is right for you… Simply choose the statement that most suits you in response to each of the questions below and add up how many As, Bs, […]

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The Fabulous Fabric Frenzy! Half-Price Fabric Sale

By | August 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm | No comments

Why not treat yourself this Bank Holiday weekend and indulge in some luxury designer fabrics in our Fabulous Fabric Frenzy! For a limited period only, we are offering our customers up to 50% off over 600 beautiful fabrics from designers including, Amy Butler, Tanya Whelan and Kaffe Fassett. Below we take a look at just […]

Craft Daily TV returns 14 September!

Craft Daily TV returns 14 September!

By | August 28, 2015 at 10:47 am | No comments

The UK's only instructional craft TV show – Craft Daily TV – returns for a third series on Sky, Freesat and Freeview from 14 September. Running for 12 weeks, the show will be broadcast at 11am and 10pm on Mondays, and 7pm on Thursdays on channels Sky 261, Freesat 402 and...

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Easy Decorative Yarn Maché Baskets

Easy Decorative Yarn Maché Baskets

By | August 27, 2015 at 10:07 am | No comments

If you enjoyed the tactile sensation of finger painting as a child, you'll love putting your hands to work on these decorative yarn maché baskets. Designed by Vicki Ramsey, this fun and easy craft  is the perfect project for using up small amounts of leftover yarn, and each...

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Cabling Without a Cable Needle

Cabling Without a Cable Needle

By | August 27, 2015 at 3:00 am | No comments

There are a lot of tips and tricks in knitting that save you time and energy, but one of the most valuable (at least to me) is cabling without a cable needle. No more searching through the couch cushions for the knitting cable needle I set down for a moment! No more forgetting...

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The Fabulous Fabric Frenzy! Half-Price Fabric Sale

The Fabulous Fabric Frenzy! Half-Price Fabric Sale

By | August 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm | No comments

Why not treat yourself this Bank Holiday weekend and indulge in some luxury designer fabrics in our Fabulous Fabric Frenzy! For a limited period only, we are offering our customers up to 50% off over 600 beautiful fabrics from designers including, Amy Butler, Tanya Whelan and...

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Tilda’s Toy Box

Tilda’s Toy Box

By | August 21, 2015 at 8:00 am | 2 comments

There is a brand new Tilda book out and it's all about making beautiful toys and patchwork projects for children! Tilda's Toy Box is an adorable collection of patterns that will appeal to mums, grannies and, of course, children. Designer Tone Finnanger, uses the fabrics and...

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Two New Tilda Collections for Autumn!

Two New Tilda Collections for Autumn!

By | August 19, 2015 at 8:00 am | No comments

Tilda is one of our favourite brands and we love it when designer, Tone Finnanger, releases a new line of fabric and notions. We thought we'd give you a preview of her two new Tilda collections for autumn 2015: Sweetheart and Autumn Tree. These two lines are distinctively...

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This week we’re loving… new Tilda ranges!

This week we’re loving… new Tilda ranges!

By | August 17, 2015 at 8:00 am | No comments

Tone Finnanger has done it again! The new Tilda ranges for autumn 2015 are a joy to behold – with two co-ordinating collections entitled Sweetheart and Autumn Tree. This week we'll be picking our top products, prints, papers and prettiness in a week-long celebration of the new...

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Crochet Homestyle with Emma Lamb

Crochet Homestyle with Emma Lamb

By | August 5, 2015 at 11:52 am | No comments

Emma Lamb is one of the hottest names in crochet homestyle design. She has an extremely popular blog where she explores colour, texture and pattern. We are very excited to announce that Emma's first crochet pattern book is available to pre order with us now! Crochet Home,...

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Free Crochet Rug Pattern | Crochet Heart Rug

Free Crochet Rug Pattern | Crochet Heart Rug

By | August 3, 2015 at 8:30 am | 2 comments

Brighten up your home decor with this amazing free crochet rug pattern to make a crochet heart rug that you you will love forever. This gorgeously plush, deep red heart-shaped crochet rug uses a special loop stitch to create its unique texture. This pattern is excerpted from...

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Free Crochet Edging Pattern

Free Crochet Edging Pattern

By | August 3, 2015 at 8:30 am | 2 comments

Make your shelves prettier and add a decorative touch with this free crochet edging pattern by Sarah Shrimpton. It’s great for hiding chipped edges and grubby fingerprints! These edges are crocheted in rows to the length you desire. Crochet edging doesn’t just have to be...

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