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.


The Royal Exchange’s A Moment in Time: In pictures

An exhibition of nostalgia is on at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester until April 28th. Here’s a little taster of what to expect.

A Moment in Time

Amelia Smith of Little Red Shop is showcasing some of her resin jewellery at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s craft shop this month and next. Read on to find out more about this up-and-coming artist.

Freebie Friday: An upcycled corsage

Trumpets sound – spring is here! To herald the arrival of the warmer months, I have a little freebie just for you: this gorgeous upcycled corsage. So who wants it?

Batter up! A baseball bracelet how-to

If it’s the bottom of the ninth with two outs, the other side is up three to zero and you’re the next to bat, distract your opponents with this wicked little baseball string bracelet and craft your way to absolute victory. HOME RUN!

Make a statement (necklace)

I love a statement necklace, me, but I’m poor and can’t afford to buy any. Luckily, I have craft on my side! Here’s one I made earlier!