Coronavirus Crafting: Things I’ve made while Staying at Home

Never have I been more proud about the fact I'm a crafts hoarder. Yes many have laughed (and Marie Kondo would undoubtedly be horrified if she saw my duplicates) but it's true, I have...

How to use toilet roll tubes you’re panic buying because of Covid-19

It was inevitable. But let’s face it, for a blog to be successful it should be current. So here I am sat at home unofficially quarantined (I work at home and have had no...

Weaving workshop in Eswatini (Swaziland) at Tsandza Weaving

I’m getting more and more excited about the ‘Craft and Safari’ Tour that I’m organising for September 2021. The itinerary features a number of craft activities, one of which is a weaving workshop in...

Stitch & The City: Interview with Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass

Put down Google Maps and start appreciating the beauty of a real one. Contemporary Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass has a lifelong appreciation for maps and colour, so after a decade spent in a day...

Diwali Crafts: DIY Lantern (Glass Painting)

My favourite type of crafts are quick, easy ones where you can't go wrong and glass painting is a technique where this is definately the case - hooray! With Diwali the Hindu festival of...

Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok: Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the...

Colourful, character-filled and creative, Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the Queen is a textile-based exhibition which opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok on August 1st 2016 as part...

How to customise wellies (not just for summer festivals!)

These days wellies and adults are associated with summer festival fashion but I would argue that in their own right, wellies are suitable all year round. They're comfy, (help me run fast....not sure if...

The Truth About London Craft Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqA97GBiQI I had my reservations about London Craft Week which I aired  on my personal Twitter account a few days before it got under way. I had a lot of interactions too from other appreciators of...

The Great Rainbow Swap 2018

Last month I launched a social media challenge called The Great Rainbow Swap as a way to connect with more colour loving crafters. I’ve created this post as a record of the project… The Background Back...

Designer Gaurang Shah On Reviving Indian Weaving

I grew up around fashion & design My father opened a saree blouse shop in 1962 and my brother and I would go there after school to lend a helping hand and that’s how we...

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