Free online classes with Craftsy

Have you taken an online class from Craftsy? Try a free class in quilting, knitting, sewing, cake decorating and more from world-class instructors. Once you enroll in a class, you can watch and re-watch lessons whenever it’s convenient for you simply by logging into Craftsy. Click: http://www.craftsy.com/classes/?ext=201301_SCFreeClasses#freeClasses

13 resolutions for 2013

lead image: mini 2013 gift tags, from creativecarmelina Earlier this week I asked you all what your new years resolutions for 2013 would be and I was inundated with wonderful and heartwarming responses. Not only are you guys super talented, you’re also generous too with lots of you spending time creating gifts for your loved… Continue reading

Try something old, learn something new -The Amazings

The Amazings was born out of a simple idea. Society has always learned from its elders. But along the way that connection between generations is often lost – which means sometimes losing rich, valuable, and rare skills. Their mission: to ensure this knowledge is passed on in really friendly and fun ways, by providing classes… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: glitter and celebrations

column one Beaded mohair yarns from Fabulous yarn. column two Ladder ribbon glitter yarn from crochetgal, metallic glitter ribbon yarn from Gigayarn, yellow gold yarn Lion Brand. column three DIY fairy jar from Velvetacide, DIY safety sparkler cake-toppers eighteen25.

We love leftovers….

A round-up of some of the most creative ways you can use up your leftover yarn from this year’s projects. Learn all the techniques and tips to create these stunning and complex God-Eyes as Jay Mohler shows us how to update this campfire favourite into a real piece of art. See more of his stunning… Continue reading

How did they do it? Crochet world record breakers

  427 The most people to crochet at one time in one place. Organised by the Nation NeedleArts Association, the evet took place at a New York Mets baseball game in 2010. 253 Feet, the longest crochet chain made whilst running a marathon. This record was set by Susie Hewer at the Virgin London Marathon… Continue reading

Win £200 worth of crochet goodies with Simply Crochet!

Projects, tools and yarn from Black Sheep Wools

To celebrate the launch of Simply Crochet, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win crochet goodies worth over £200. With the project books and yarn to make three complete projects courtesy of Black Sheep Wools and a year’s subscription to Simply Crochet, you’ll have everything you need to get crocheting! We’re also throwing… Continue reading

The Making Spot’s Christmas countdown

The Making Spot launch a Facebook advent calendar that’s filled with crafty treats! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun as our friends at The Making Spot have launched a new interactive Facebook advent calendar with a crafty giveaway everyday until Christmas Eve! To be able to open each door on the calendar, simply visit… Continue reading

Free crochet pattern alert! Fancy potholders

Our friends at Crochet Today! have a great range of online patterns available for you to download, but we’re especially fond of these cute and colourful potholders designed by Maryse Roudier. They’re perfect for livening up a bare wall or adding colour and a bit of kitsch to your kitchen table. We just can’t wait to… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: Monday blues

Column one: blue pigment, crochet doily, bright blue flowers column two: small crochet flower heads, afghan blanket column three: yarn, vila dress