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We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Wood Green, The Animals Charity, to bring crafting communities together to support animals in need. Wood Green is a pet charity that makes a difference to the lives of pets and people across the UK. Wood Green’s vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. Not only does Wood Green ensure pets are rehomed into a loving home, the charity also educates, advises and supports pet owners, so that they can enjoy a mutually rewarding and happy relationship with their pets....

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Adding a shawl to your wardrobe in the spring is a must! Perfect for keeping you warm in the evenings when the sun begins to set or simply teaming with your look as a stylish accessory, shawls are the ideal light layer. Our must-have knitted shawls: Shawl in Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK Knitting Kit and Pattern Knit up this two-toned shawl using the gorgeous Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK and Pattern. The finished shawl not only looks beautiful but feels superb, perfect for keeping your neck and shoulders warm during a spring walk.     Shawl Knitting Kit and Pattern...

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Most knitting and crochet projects begin with a slip knot. Make a loop of yarn over across your left hand. Pass a loop of the working end of the yarn (the end attached to the ball of yarn) through the loop. Pull the ends of the yarn to close the knot. Insert your crochet hook and pull the ends of the yarn to tighten the loop. This forms the basis of your starting chain. Insert your knitting needle and pull the ends of the yarn to tighten the loop. This forms your first stitch. That’s how to make a slip...

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Are you in need of some Easter inspiration? Hop around this article and see our top 10 must-have Easter knits. We have some great makes that are perfect for doing with your little ones.  In at number 10, we have this adorable Knitted Lamb Pram Blanket. This cute lamb will keep your little ones warm and cosy on those beautiful spring walks, while also being a fun little friend. At number 9, we have a fantastic Easter Wreath which features a selection of Easter festivities that will be fun for all the family. Perfect to hang on your front door to spread some...

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For many years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced a whole range of industries such as fashion, design and home furnishings. Each year, the selection process for the colour of the year requires deep consideration by carefully analysing trends. Pantone’s colour experts look around the world for new colour influences such as economic conditions, travel destinations and art collections. This year there are two shades of the year: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. These two colours convey a message of strength and hopefulness, ‘’PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a...

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