All posts by Sarah Callard

Top 10 Festival Crafts for Summer

The festival season is here and we’ve got tonnes of ideas for festival crafts. Sitting around with friends listening to music is the perfect time for some outdoor crafting so we thought we’d share our top 10 festival crafts.   Barefoot Sandals These pretty crocheted barefoot sandals are the perfect bohemian foot decoration. They are quick and…

Sew Christmas Pudding Earrings

Forget Christmas jumpers – Christmas earrings are where it’s at! These super cute Christmas pudding earrings are the perfect Christmas sewing project and will only take you around an hour to make once you’ve gathered all the materials. Dark brown leather, 7 x 14cm (2 3/4 x 5 1/2in) White leather, 4 x 8cm (1…

Which Janome Sewing Machine Should I Buy?

You want to buy a sewing machine but don’t know which one to get? Whether you’re upgrading to another model or buying your first ever machine we’ve got advice on which Janome sewing machine is right for you. Whether you want to create perfect patchwork quilts or dressmaking is your thing, there is a machine…

Knit a Baby Cardigan

Handmade knits for babies will never go out of fashion and we have got the perfect baby cardigan knitting pattern for you to try. Expert knitter, Caroline Voaden, shows you how to knit a baby cardigan with this adorable pattern which looks super cute but is also super easy to make! The pattern is a…

Baby Knits | New Accredited Baby Yarn

Most of us are familiar with accreditation for various foods but did you know that textiles can also be accredited for quality? The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an industry standard for certifying yarn and other textiles to assess how suitable they are for sensitive skin, including yarn used for baby knits. We are happy to…

This week we’re loving … Bright Heart by Amy Butler

Amy Butler, designer extraordinaire, has a new collection out and we are immersing ourselves in it  this week. Bright Heart by Amy Butler is a glorious combination of flower, plant and animal motifs mixed with clashing geometrics. It comes in three different colourways: Grounded; Passionate and Inspired. It’s dramatic and vivid — perfect for creating…

What is Redwork embroidery?

If you’ve ever wondered ‘what is redwork embroidery?’ read on: we explain the background to this traditional technique. Redwork is a term that encompasses any type of embroidery worked in red thread on a white or natural coloured fabric. It is worked in basic embroidery stitches such as backstitch and cross stitch. There is some…