New blog for my new business!

This blog is moving to Baby Pique on Wordpress.


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!

#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

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.

30 years: Manchester’s Craft & Design Centre

The Manchester Craft and Design Centre is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, with a big party planned for tomorrow. Here’s what’s going on.

The jumper doctor is in

Sometimes clothes get sick, die and go on to a better place – the giant wardrobe in the sky. Other times, they can be nursed back to health with a needle and thread and this is just what self-styled jumper doctor Lou Tonkin has decided is her vocation. Here’s how she’s been giving clothes a second chance at life.

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!

Knitters! ArtYarn needs you NOW!

Knitting and purling your new favourite hobby? Then sign up for this new top-secret project and leave your stamp on the 2012 Preston Guild.

A new job for the Black Cat

I scored myself a fab new job a few weeks ago – and something tells me it’ll be right up your street, fellow crafters!