January 19, 2019
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At the beginning of a new year it’s always nice to clear out some things you’ve been hoarding for a while and start afresh. We know how hard it can get to keep your craft and knitting items tidy because you get too busy to keep it organised. So, we have put together this list of ways you can...
Whether you are new to knitting or you consider yourself somewhat of a pro, you may not realise the great positive effects that knitting actually has on your mind and body. If you’re looking to take up knitting as one of your new year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to because of these wonderful benefits… Mindfulness There are times when life...
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019… So now it’s that time where you want to start afresh and you might be looking at your leftovers of yarn thinking ‘what am I going to do with these?’. It’s a shame to throw them out, as there’s many cute things you can make with them and consequently get your stash cleared...
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...
We are excited to announce that we will be at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia, London! We hope to see you there, as we will have more lovely knitting kits and items to show you! Here are all the other shows that are happening this year too... January 18-20: Newark Quilt Show at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire (click here) 25-27:...
At the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, the Crea team visited the Colour Notes exhibition by the textile art group Studio 21. Long-term member Sam Harvey kindly agreed to be interviewed, and we began by asking her how the group got its name… Studio 21 is 21 years old this year! The group was formed in 1997 by...
Buttonholes are handy for all sorts of garments and gifts such as cardigans and purses. With winter in full force it’s always handy to have a button-up jacket or cardigan you can wear as an extra layer under your coat. Buttonholes need to work with the style of your garment and be the correct size for your buttons. Follow the...
There’s nothing that indicates Christmas is coming more than seeing a wreath hanging on people’s front doors. Most of us love to put them on our doors to jazz them up, and they look beautiful, but what do they mean and where are they from? Historically they have a religious meaning, much like Christmas does, as they represent the everlasting...
It’s that time where everyone in the office gathers around a hat and pulls out a name, wondering what on earth they are going to buy as a secret Santa gift… especially when you get given that person you have merely said polite hellos to! So you’re not sure what they want, or what they even like, but everyone loves...
Christmas day is only two weeks away, and we want to spread the festive cheer by giving away 12 prizes in the run up to the big day. Starting tomorrow we will open up our competition to win a crafty item every day! If you enter you could win one of our many fabulous knitting-related prizes. You could win a...

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