October 21, 2019
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Award-winning designer Elise Gustilo has an exceptional gift for conjuring up unique hats and headpieces: true confections of feathers, flowers, fur, organza, suede, velvet and beyond... The Crea Team were very excited to interview her and discover her fascinating story. Where did you study? I was mainly self-taught in design and made my way into fashion through work experience and a...
Crocheters, rejoice! The gentle curve of your hook and the challenge of a new stitch may have huge benefits for your mental health. According to Mind.org, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem, such as anxiety and depression...
Knitting extraordinaire Amanda Berry became fascinated with the art of designing ever since she was a little girl. Her talent certainly knows no bounds, and when she decided to make the lovely sheep and lamb duo for our Spring Knit & Stitch special, we were absolutely delighted. After sitting down with her for a brief cuppa, we got all...
At the Spring 2019 Knitting & Stitching Show, the Crea team chatted to Luisa De Santi, the creator of fantastical art pieces and zany jewellery, accessories and dolls, and co-ordinator of ‘art bombing’ – colourful installations that clothe cars, sailboats, statues, tree trunks and piazzas in swathes of kaleidoscopic crochet work. We just had to find out… When did your...
After a wonderful weekend at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, we walked away feeling all warm and fuzzy. And no, it wasn’t because of the yarn but because of all of you. While knitting may typically be viewed as a solo hobby, it is also somewhat of a legacy – a skill passed down from generation to generation....
With Mother’s Day around the corner, have you got your gift sorted yet? If you’re looking for something a bit different than a bunch of flowers, we have a range of exciting knitting kits to delight and entertain well beyond the 31st of March. And who knows, maybe she’ll even create something gorgeous as a gift for you! Shawl Knitting...
When it comes to knitting, are you slow and steady or do you just have to blink and you’ve already completed 5 rows? If you’ve ever thought about pitting your skills to the test, maybe you should consider the Speed Knitting Championship that takes place every spring in Paris. Conducted during the Aiguille en Fête Show, the Speed Knitting Contest (Le...
If ever a fashion designer had a magical, kaleidoscopic touch for colour and pattern, that designer is Zandra Rhodes. And she brings colour to all our lives, whether we own an original Zandra design or not. This year she celebrates ‘50 Fabulous Years of Design’ – a dazzling achievement that makes Zandra the perfect subject for marking International Women’s...
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Olympia saw the Crea team running their second stand at this great crafting event. The atmosphere was charged with creativity and excitement throughout the four days, and we were thrilled to meet so many lively and dedicated crafters and customers, both longstanding and brand new. The stand attracted lots of attention, with...
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...

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