March 19, 2019
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At the Knitting & Stitching Show, one treat to tweet about on the Creacrafts stand was the chance to make an Easter chick or two in our very own Harmony yarn. But not just any chick. It’s a cover that’s just the right size to accommodate a particularly famous creme egg – perfect for fun Easter pressies for friends...
At the Selvedge Winter Fair, the Crea Team met Eleanor Khan, whose specialist company sells the gorgeous but little known textiles of Pakistan. She kindly agreed to share her passion and her vision with us. How and when did Nimuri come about? I spent two years living in Pakistan and really fell in love with it. My husband is of Pakistani...
There are some great knitting and crochet traditions that remain perennially popular – and granny squares are no exception. These classic crocheted motifs are pieced together to make all manner of things: you’ve probably seen them in gorgeous blankets and throws, but they can also be used to make clothing and accessories. If you’ve never made a granny square...
On the first day of December, it was wet and windy outside, but inside a Grade I listed building in Bloomsbury, London, the Crea team were fortunate enough to be sampling the magic of the Selvedge Winter Fair. In textile and craft terms, it felt like Cinderella arriving at the ball – and here are some reasons why… Selvedge magazine...
The countdown has begun… it’s exactly four weeks until Christmas day! Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone who knits, or you want to make some Christmassy items for your own home, our new Festive Special is perfect for you. The star of this 16-page magazine is the red sequinned stocking that features on the front cover. Included with the...
Today is international men’s day and to celebrate it we thought we would talk to Instagram-famous knitter Birger Berge! He’s from Norway and he has amassed over 25,000 followers on Instagram. It’s great to see a male knitter who has become so popular and makes some beautiful garments, so we had a chat with him about knitting and why he...
With Thanksgiving coming up we thought it would be nice to show how you can make some autumn-inspired knitted leaves. Leaves make attractive embellishments for garments, soft furnishings and accessories. Add a single leaf as a decoration or group leaves together to form a striking display. The leaf motif featured here is simple to work. Starting at the lower edge,...
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...

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