Polly and Claire Handmade Horizons
If you’re not currently writing GREAT content for your online shop, you are almost certainly losing out on visitors and sales. But fear not! Help is at hand…Join Handmade Horizons at 8pm this coming Wednesday for a practical, online training session...
Diamond Awl Leather Courses
Diamond Awl Leather Workshop have launched leather making courses in Woodend Mill Near Saddleworth,  Lancashire.These courses will be based around our own ethos of using traditional hand techniques and the finest leather to make authentic...
Centre of England Arts
Centre of England Arts was founded for the education and delight of people who enjoy learning and want to know more about the techniques of art. A non-profit-making company and a registered charity, the courses and classes are specifically...
Come along to this workshop at Blacksmith Shop Crafts in Yorkshire and learn the beautiful and creative art of calligraphy.You’ll discover the pleasure to be had in writing, learn a creative skill, and produce things that are satisfying to...
York Castle Museum have an exciting program of workshops for 2013 / 14, here are just a few...Ceramic Plate Painting19th OctoberEducation Room11am-1pmBe inspired by the ceramic collection at York Castle Museum. With guidance from artist Kirstie...
Make this fun little button photo album or notebook for yourself or as an unusual gift for someone who loves buttons!You will need:Giant buttons - I got these 8cm ones from Love Paper FishLarge sheet of thin card or...
Learn Bookbinding with Owl and Lion's bookbinding courses.There are a variety of courses aimed at people at all levels of ability and you can learn the basics of japanese stab binding to full leather case binding. Find out more over at their...
This handy reusable tote folds away into it's own pocket. Perfect for storing in your purse for spontaneous shopping sprees! By Nicola Chappell of Pouch Bags. Foldaway market tote tutorial You will need:FabricScissorsThreadPinsPattern paper (...
simple child craft snow globe
All children are enchanted by shaking a snow globe and mine had a great time making these. They are extremely easy to do and can be made from children of quite a range of ages, because it’s all about Plasticine modelling really; so it can be as...
Small daisy table lamp by Hannah Nunn
As the nights draw in and glittery things start to appear in the shops (I can’t bring myself to say the “C” word yet), it’s time to enjoy the cosy combo of corner lighting and central heating. This week, in between period dramas and during weepy...
finger knitting spider web
This is a simple children’s finger knitting project for Halloween... Time to get spooky crafting with the kids! My 6 year old is almost able to concentrate long enough to learn to knit, but in the meantime she has quickly got to grips with finger...
The Lady and her Butterflies - red by Beetle Cherry
As the parent of a 3 year old who has just discovered scissors, I’ve recently been reminded of the simple (sometimes terrifying) fascination of applying blade to paper. No wonder then that the craft of paper cutting is an age old tradition of so...
Rachel Lamb wedding dress design
For most brides-to-be the right wedding dress for the big day is a big deal and if you are lucky enough you can commission a specialist wedding dress designer to create you a couture wedding dress for your special day. The wedding industry is a...
polymer clay pendant
My Grandmother first introduced me to Polymer Clay when she brought some over from Israel in the early 1980’s and I was fascinated by it as a young teenager, in fact the first things I sold in a craft shop were little creatures made of Fimo! ...
painting stones on the beach with children
Summer holidays are here and we finally have some sunshine (well by the time you read this it might well be raining, hope not) so there is plenty of opportunity to get out and about with the kids. You are never more than 71 miles away from the coast...
Cordwainer, shoe maker
We all love a pair of new shoes, male or female, young or old, they are an essential part of our wardrobe and a massively coveted aspect of modern fashion (think Sex and the City’s stars drooling over Jimmy Choo shoes).  The sight of someone...

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