My craft DIYs on the Daily Telegraph website!

A few months ago, I was approached by the Daily Telegraph to see if I wanted to do 10 step-by-step craft projects for their website as part of an advertising campaign encouraging people to get out and about and just plain do more. Of course, I said hell to the yes and the first three … Continue reading

#imapiece project unveiled in Manchester

A few snaps of last night’s unveiling of the #imapiece jigsaw piece project – set up by the Craftivist Collective to raise awareness of world hunger.

You’re invited: #imapiece jigsaw installation unveiling

The #imapiece project is coming to a head and the unveiling of the jigsaw piece installation is due to take place on March 1st in Manchester. You need to be there and be a part of this inspiring campaign to tackle world hunger through the medium of craft.

#imapiece comes to Manchester!

The Craftivist Collective finally has a chapter in Manchester and it’s galvanised the crafting community up north, which is now embroiled in making jigsaw pieces as part of the #imapiece campaign to tackle world hunger.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Creative mending

Mending clothes is just as cool as making ’em these days. Here’s some inspiration from Pinterest for fixing up your favourite jumper. Wear your holes with pride!

Denim and lace

I’ve finally plucked up the courage to use my new sewing machine for something other than pinwheel brooches and actually made some clothes. My mother will be so proud!


Wool, schmool. If you want to make something a little different without putting down your knitting needles, give your wool to the cat and pick up a coil of wire instead. Visual arts tutor Rachael Elwell has come up with a couple of tips to get you started.

Meet Your Maker: Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness

From sewing for ten hours a day to only using vintage machines, Peter Lappin of the amazing Male Pattern Boldness blog reveals all about his passion for needlework.

Gentlemen’s sewing

Rugby games and X Box just don’t cut it for the modern man of the 21st century any more and sewing is now nearing the top of the hobby heap for a lot of guys, with sustainable fashion shop Junk in Manchester revealing just how popular this new trend actually is. Sew – be a man.

Monday’s points of Pinterest: Top embroidery

I’ve got a bit of a sewing theme going on with my blog this week, so thought I’d give Pinterest a quick perusal to see what embroidery pins there are. Here are the (rather fantastic) results.