Trends

We bring you the biggest trends from the craft world with top tips and techniques on how to achieve the hottest homeware, fashion and craft projects.

10 Essentials For Poolside Crafting

Like many of you, I am currently waiting to go off on my holiday. I don’t like to just sit by the pool doing nothing, so I always bring a good book, but it got me wondering, what crafts can I bring with me? Here, I have my top 10 products and accessories that are…

Craftivism

2017 – The Year of Craftivism

2017 was the year of many great things; the Royal engagement, the ALS ice bucket challenge led to real progress in treating and curing the disease and we released our first ever Stitch-A-Long. 2017 was also the year of craftivism. The term craftivism was first used in 2003 by writer Betsy Greer in order to join the…

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Pantone has released their colour of the year and we are loving it. Purple symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition and is often thought of as a royal colour. It is also…

LibertyIG

Trend Alert | Butterflies Are In!

Butterflies will be flying their way into our lives in many forms in 2017. Be it home decor, fashion or crafts, butterflies will be everywhere. Some serious trendsetters are using butterflies in their designs already, Elle Decor recently published an article about a SoHo apartment designed by Sasha Bikoff which heavily featured butterflies. They took…

Sewandso books

SewandSo Books launching 2017!

SewandSo is launching a brand new publishing imprint! From Spring 2017, SewandSo books will focus on the top UK and global trends in the craft category. Using data from online search trending, social media and our own consumer database, our books will focus on the hottest topics in craft with leading authors and personalities. New…

hygge

10 Craft Projects To Make Your Life More Hygge

Hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is a Danish word which, although has no direct translation, means enjoying life’s simple pleasures. It alludes to a feeling of cosy intimacy and contentment. It’s all about creating feelings of happiness, friendliness and wellbeing within everyday life. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? No rushing through life, taking time for the simple things and enjoying…

Extreme Crochet | Sneak Peek!

Sarah Shrimpton of Annaboo’s House has only gone and done it again! She’s written a fantastic eBook to whet the appetites of us crafty crocheters – and we love it. Extreme Crochet is fun, addictive, quirky and thought-provoking. Full of super sized crochet projects, this eBook will introduce you into the world of extreme crochet, an exciting new trend…