Crafty Magazine issue 1 – a preview

Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming up in issue 1 of Crafty Magazine – out in shops on March 28th!

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#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.

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

Christmas at the Black Cat flat!

I love Christmas! Here’s how I’ve made my house look festive – and I really didn’t spend much money at all!

O, Christmas tree

None of this pine needles malarkey for the Black Cat. Oh, no – this Christmas, I MADE my tree (from scratch…mmmmmhmmmm…)

#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.

My vintage tea party

I thought I’d do a bit of a vintage tea party for my birthday. Take a looksie!

Five minutes with Kyoko Nakayoshi

I’ve found the knitting pattern for knitting my Christmas jumper by Christmas – and have had a lovely chat with the designer, Kyoko Nakayoshi!

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.

Chaps who craft: Shadow_Stitch

Shadow_Stitch is one of the many covert yarnbombers out there, making the concrete jungle a much more beautiful place to be. Read on to find out more about this enigmatic Edinburgh artist.