Other Craft

Nothing beats the gifts of handmade and with a huge selection of diy crafts you can get busy sewing, stitching, gluing and cutting your way through an array of craft ideas in a matter of minutes! From easy craft ideas that can be completed in under an hour to more advanced upcycling and upholstery projects – there is a suitable home craft for everyone and every occasion.

Macramé For Beginners and Beyond | Sneak peek

Macramé is the art of knotting string in patterns to make decorative articles. Popular in the 70’s we are currently enjoying a huge resurgence in the trend and it is more beautiful than ever. Macramé for Beginners and Beyond is from Amy Mullins and Marnia Ryan-Raison of EdenEve Macrame, an Australian duo leading the way in the…

10 Tapestries That Changed The World

There is something quite breathtaking about historical tapestries. The sheer scale of them and the intricacies in the stories they depict is something rarely found today. Tapestries have been used since at least Hellenistic times. Samples of Greek tapestry have been found preserved in the desert of Tarim Basin dating from the 3rd century BC. Here, I have gathered…

Emily Peacock Talks Tapestry & Her Homespun Range

Emily Peacock’s contemporary tapestry designs are the perfect mix of modern typography and vintage styling. We’re thrilled to have Homespun, her new range for DMC, in store now. These designs are sure to add the wow factor to your home. You may be very aware of Emily’s work, she has been on Kirstie’s Handmade Home, in…

4th July Card

Fourth July Celebration Card | Free Cross Stitch Chart

This week for our Freebie Friday we have something special for our American Friends. A Fourth of July cross stitch card. Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4th,…

Diamond Dotz SG

How to Create Beautiful Works of Art With Diamond Dotz

Diamond Dotz is the new craft that has taken the craft community by storm. Also known as 5D Diamond Painting, it uses resin facets to create beautiful works of arts that sparkle. Diamond Painting is a really simple craft to do. Here, I will talk you through what you will receive in each kit, top tips…

Handwoven Home

Understanding Weaving Instructions and Charts

There’s No Place Like a Handwoven Home! Hand towels, table runners, placemats, throws–weaving is perfectly suited to creating and customizing just about any textile for your home. Although weaving is a skill as old as time, to many it is a new skill and with this book you will learn all the basic skills to be able…

Helena Ben-Zenou – Guest Blog

Helena Ben-Zenou will be teaching our Craft Sanctuary guests the wonderful art of Needlepoint Tapestry this May. We wanted to find out all about her and how she started POM POM. Helena tells us more… Although I started out as an artist and academic, I have always had a love of all things design, textiles,…