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Baby Knitting Pattern | Cosy Toes Warmer

Baby Knitting Pattern | Cosy Toes Warmer

This great free baby knitting pattern is the perfect way to celebrate the latest addition to the Royal Family. Designed by Laura Long, and taken from The Knitter’s Bible: Baby Knits, this cosy toes warmer is so adorable and there’s plenty of time to make it for the winter! The beauty about hand knitting something,…

Types of Yarn | Demystifying Yarn Weights

Types of Yarn | Demystifying Yarn Weights

Which yarn is right for your project? It’s easy to be baffled by all of the different yarns available! Different yarn weights work better for various types of project, and it’s best to do your research before starting a new pattern. The thickness of a yarn is referred to as its ‘weight’. Traditionally, the names…

Vintage Wedding Ideas | Wedding Favours for Men

Vintage Wedding Ideas | Wedding Favours for Men

Vintage expert Lucy Morris, author of The Complete Vintage Wedding Guide and owner of Pretty Vintage, a bespoke service sourcing gorgeous vintage items for any setting or special occasion, gives her opinion on the finer details for your big day… “Male presents can be terribly tricky to buy at the best of times, but no…

City Knitting with Lauren O'Farrell | Stitch New York

City Knitting with Lauren O’Farrell | Stitch New York

Knitting is often all about garments and accessories, but Lauren O’Farrell is leading the way when it comes to contemporary knitting that’s more about having fun! Her latest book, Stitch New York, is the perfect example of how knitted projects can be cute, quirky and slightly insane! Stitch New York is a unique knitting book…

How to make wedding favours

How to make wedding favours

Sometimes the addition of the simplest little things can add charm and interest to your wedding venue, and your guests will really appreciate and marvel at all the effort you have gone to and your attention to detail. You don’t have to spend a fortune, and you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to produce…

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1950s Dress Patterns

The designs that made up the 1950s dress patterns were by no means an accident. Post war print designs reflected the economy, rationing was still in place, and life was one of hardship, there was certainty no place for the lavish, sentimental or stately. However, the dreary years of the Second World War gave way…