Manchester’s Crafty Buggers

A new craft venue has opened up in Manchester city centre, selling a hotch-potch of handmade goodies and holding drop-in workshops for anyone in need of a bit of a quick artsy-fartsy fix. Here’s the lowdown.

Piping, bias binding and gathering with the Ministry of Craft

I learn several techniques to create that perfect finish on a project.

Free motion embroidery with the Ministry of Craft

If you’re dubious about your sewing skills but still have an insatiable need to make stuff, free motion embroidery is probably the craft for you. Have a go, I dare you!