UK Crafts

This Sassy Craft Book Lets You Have Fun With Feminism

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re an ardent feminist with creative flair, prepare to fall in love. Bonnie Burton’s ‘Crafting With Feminism’ inspires women and men al...

Crafty Gifts You Can Make With Your Child

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

Trying to find the perfect present for a family member or friend can be expensive, time-consuming and, if we’re being honest, soul-destroying. How m...

14 Ideas If Your Kid Really Loves Dinosaurs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Is your child obsessed with all things dinosaur? Talking T-Rex and dreaming Deinonychus 24/7? These Pinterest ideas are great for parents who want to ...

12 Olympic Inspired Pinterest Crafts And Bakes For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

The Olympics are the perfect time to get your children inspired by sport, get them out in the garden and enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, livin...

Loz From Ride Grills Me About Violet Beauregarde's Gum

Piney Gir | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

For all the indie music lovers out there, you'll know that Loz Colbert is of course the drummer from seminal 90's shoegaze band, Ride. We've known each other for years, having briefly played in an Oxford-based band together for a bit, we reconnected over our involvement with Gaz Coombes. Loz drums for him. I sang BV's for Gaz's Matatour at the end of last year. Small world, swings and roundabouts, yadda yadda yadda = it's all good how that stuff works out.

How To Unlock Your Child's Creativity

Written by Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

We assume that creativity is an innate talent that only some children possess. But actually, all children have the ability to be creative, and it is a...

Finding a Space to Create

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

According to recent results published by TripAdvisor, London is the top-ranked city destination in the world. The 2016 Travellers' Choice Award was ba...

Wedding Blog: Stamp Your Way to Wedding Success

Samantha Baines | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

Wedding invites and stationary can be an extremely pricey addition to your wedding budget but some good stationary really adds extra detail to your big day. There are lots of companies out there that will print up stationary for you or design or mass produce stock wedding invites but what if you want to add that personal touch?

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

Gratitude Photo Journals (And Other Pregnancy Projects)

Liz Lowe | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

It all felt a bit frivolous as it struck me that I should really be photographing our clean, running water, our solid roof, our well-stocked cupboards. We have so much more than so many will ever have

Here's How To Throw The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Mary Common | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents

Easter egg hunts are a lovely way to celebrate Easter Sunday with the family. Children of all ages love the challenge - and the rewards - and over the...

10 Easter Craft Ideas To Make With Kids During The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

From Easter bunnies, to egg decorating and homemade greetings cards, there are tonnes of ideas for interesting and easy craft projects you can make wi...

Making a Difference

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

One of craft's undoubted strengths is its sense of place and authenticity - it's the primary reason large brands and marketing agencies have been keen...

Unexpected Parenting Challenges: The Loom Band Penis

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Unexpected parenting challenge number 5,439 emerged last week when my 6 year old son presented me with his latest amazing loom band creation. He was really very proud of it. He had used You Tube to help him create it he said.

Scary Schooling - How To Get Learning Into Play This Halloween

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and you just know the entire half term build up will be filled with spooky goings on...

What Goes on in a WI Meeting: Cake Baking or Booty Shaking?

Lucy Adams | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Adams

People are often intrigued as to what the 'new breed' of modern WIs' actually do during their meetings. Do they bake cakes, sing Jerusalem or perhaps hate on men? The answer is none of the above (I do eat cakes that other people make though).

Me Made May: Meet The Bloggers Sewing Their Own Wardrobes

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Style

With fashion trends changing faster than ever, we're living in a throwaway clothing culture - but this month some women are taking a stand. Hundred...

How To Decorate Eggs For Easter Using Nail Varnish

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While the shops are jam-packed with Christmas decorations in December, it can be harder to find cute items to decorate your home at Easter. In the ...

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

Making in the Modern World

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

The executive director of the Crafts Council on the organisation's ground-breaking new conference Since joining the Crafts Council, one thing I've be...

The Support I Get So That I Can Work Might Be Taken Away

Julie Fernandez | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julie Fernandez

I'm disabled, I work six days a week running my own craft business, and I employ 11 people. I also have a successful media career. I'm only able to do all of this because I get support under the government's Access to Work scheme - but I'm totally stressed out at the moment because it's under review and I've been told that it might be taken away.

Help! Loom Bands Have Taken Over the World

Carina Maggar | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

Tiny neon-coloured rubber bands; 'looms' are a little girls' ultimate delight. Worn as bracelets, key rings, charms or necklaces they're available in a range of eye-watering neon colours and are like, totally accessible with your outfit of the day.

Going Rustic: A Guide to Painting Old Wooden Furniture

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Old furniture comes in two categories: a shabby old piece you fell in love with at a second hand store that just needs a little bit of love, or, more likely, a piece you got ages ago when you were broke and is now a horrible eyesore in your home.

The Importance of Place

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Making and provenance are inexorably linked - it might seem our economy is dominated by housing and banking, but manufacturing still retains the power to give a nation a sense of identity.

World Wide Knit in Public Day - Knook, Needles or Loom?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

WWKIP Day made me think about how people get in to knitting. I have been a knitter for more years than I care to admit but I would say that it is in the last 15 years that I have learned the most and I wouldn't be without my needles.