November 21, 2018
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Tape yarn (also known as ribbon yarn) isn’t like the yarns that we’re used to – it’s not made up of strands of fibre that have been spun together, instead it’s a narrow strip of fabric. In fact, a lot of the tape yarns that you can buy are actually long narrow tubes of fabric that have been made...
At the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in March, the Crea team discovered and spread the word about this very special project devised, set up, co-ordinated and curated by Helen Birmingham, owner of Untangled Threads. The aim is to celebrate the healing power of craft while commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of the First...
Many of you who came to the Knitting & Stitching Show asked us when you could get your hands on that adorably cute dog draught excluder… well today’s the day! You can make this jolly striped sausage dog with our new kit which gives you all of the yarn you need. The pattern is included along with two 50g balls...
To start with, it’s probably a good idea to define what is meant by natural and synthetic yarns. A natural yarn is one derived from a living organism – and that can be a plant or an animal – while a synthetic yarn is made from fibres that have been created by a chemical process. Examples of natural fibres...
You may have read in our recent blog that we are going to have a stand at the Knitting & Stitching Show this week. From the 10thto the 14that Alexandra Palace, we will be showcasing our makes, giving you a chance to talk to some of our designers and enter our competition to win a £300 John Lewis gift voucher! On...
Her Textile Stories At the Festival of Quilts in August, the Crea Team were thrilled to meet artist Ruth Singer, who was exhibiting her hugely original art and heritage project, ‘Criminal Quilts’ – textiles inspired by the stories of women held in the UK’s Staffordshire Prison from 1877 to 1917. ‘Criminal Quilts’ began with a commission from Shire Hall Gallery (now closed) in...
Looking for a new knitting project on the cold evenings where you’re stuck indoors? We’ve just launched a new Baby Knitting Kit in our online shop, so you can make some beautiful items for little ones. The kit contains wool to make baby booties, a cardigan and a hat, so once you’ve made them it would be a fabulous gift...
It’s an exciting time for the CreaCrafts team, as we get ready for the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace next month. The show runs from 11thto the 14thOctober and we will have our stand there every day, ready to meet all you lovely knitters! We will be showcasing our gorgeous knitted throw, from our Knit & Stitch Creative magazine...
The unseasonally damp, windy and chilly evening of 23rdAugust did not deter the Crea team from sallying forth to the inaugural MAKEMORE craft festival in Victoria Park, Hackney, London. A very good thing it was too, because here we met weaver Claire Whelan busy at her loom, and she kindly agreed to tell us about her lovely work. When did...
The best thing about knitting is the fact that you can create something unique with your own hands. It’s one of the few sacred things in this world that hasn’t become digitalised… well until now. Digital knitting looks set to take off within the retail world thanks to an Italian sportswear brand, who has outlets in the UK. They...

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