Acting editor!

Hi everyone – apologies for my lack of blogging recently, but I’ve been very busy at work and now have some rather tasty news to report: I’ve just been made acting editor for the newest (and soon to be best) crafts and lifestyle magazine on the market. It’s called Crafty and the first issue will … Continue reading

Inspector Norse & the knitted autopsy

Manchester-based group the Lip Service Theatre Company is planning what can only be assumed will be the first knitted autopsy to take place on a UK stage. Here’s the lowdown on its latest play, crime thriller Inspector Norse.

In pictures: Manchester’s very own LomoWall

Here some photos of the first permanent LomoWall in the world – and it can be found in Manchester! Follow the Google Map to discover it for yourself.

World first: Manchester’s LomoWall

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is speedily making a name for itself as a bit of a cultural hotspot. Now, it’s the first city in the whole world to have a permanent LomoWall installed. Here’s the story.


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.

Jam and Jerusalem in Manchester

Ladies, arm yourselves with knitting needles and crochet hooks! The Women’s Institute has FINALLY come to Manchester city centre. For home and country, everyone, for home and country!

Knit happens with the Yarnbomb Consortium

Yarnbombing’s going to explode in Manchester this year, thanks to the brand-spanking new Yarnbomb Consortium, which is launching an International Street Art Collaboration project to create one huge piece of art. Knitters needed now!

Victoria Baths celebrates all things Handmade

Don’t believe that arts and crafts and digital technology mesh well together? Attending Handmade at Victoria Baths in Manchester – part of the FutureEverything festival – may well change your mind.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: A yarnbombing extravaganza!

Knitting’s cool and you know it. And just in case you don’t know it, here are a couple of pins from Pinterest revealing the best in yarnbombing – taking ownership of public spaces using wool – from around the world.

Punk craft rules, OK!

The face of craft is changing and punk is having a bit of an impact on the types of projects out there in the craftiverse. Take a look, why don’t you?