How to insert a zip

Zips are the ultimate functional fastening, ideal for garments, bags and cushion covers. They come in many weights and lengths and a wide range...

Valentine bonus pattern

It’s just over three weeks until Valentine's Day and we wanted to spread the love by giving you a free bonus pattern! Whether you’re spending...

What is the Magic Loop method?

There are a lot of garments and other projects that are knitted in the round – in other words, worked in such a way...

5 reasons to be happy on Blue Monday

Today is the dreaded ‘blue Monday’ which has been named the most depressing day of the year, and usually occurs on the third Monday...

Knits for pets

Who doesn’t love seeing a cute dog or cat dressed in some knitted attire? It melts our hearts! As of recent weeks there is...

Nimuri homeware and fashion

At the Selvedge Winter Fair, the Crea Team met Eleanor Khan, whose specialist company sells the gorgeous but little known textiles of Pakistan. She...

How to tidy up your craft space

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....

Top 5 health benefits of knitting

Whether you are new to knitting or you consider yourself somewhat of a pro, you may not realise the great positive effects that knitting...

How to use up spare bits of yarn

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...

How to make a granny square

There are some great knitting and crochet traditions that remain perennially popular – and granny squares are no exception. These classic crocheted motifs are...