August 4, 2020

Inspiration

Nautical items are incredibly versatile, whether they're knitted, sewn, crocheted or in paper craft. Blue and white breton-striped clothes evoke a sense of classic elegance on both men and women, children and adults. While equally sailing-themed items are universally popular in the home - with simple fish and boat motifs being a common sight (especially in people's bathrooms!). We've featured...
We all know how special our mums are and Mother’s Day this Sunday is the perfect opportunity to show how much we care, so why not take the time to make a gift? In Issue 16 of Knit & Stitch Creative, you’ll find instructions on how to make a simple lavender sachet. Made from small squares of linen and...
CreaCrafts' magazine collection, Knit & Stitch Creative, features knitting, crochet, felting and crewelwork projects. Crewelwork refers to any type of embroidery stitched with woollen thread, and so far in the collection we've had some absolutely beautiful stitched projects - and there's more exciting things to come! Our main crewelwork designer is Sam Beresford, who has been sewing since she was...
Cindy Lass has been creating her own exuberant art for more than twenty years now. Entirely self taught, her work hangs in the homes of some discerning collectors – she’s been bought by the Beckhams and Elton John. She’s recently moved into the world of needlecrafts, with some of her paintings – including the famous Queen’s Corgis – being...
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The Knitting & Stitching show currently on at London’s Olympia is always packed with inspiration – and this year is no exception. But the Untangled Threads stand (D2) is giving visitors inspiration of a different kind. They’re involved in an ambitious community artwork project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice. This project centres around the...
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Our website is all about getting crafty so we were excited to see news of a Campaign for Creativity at the Spring Knitting & Stitching show – currently on at London’s Olympia. This campaign aims to get creativity back into the school curriculum and has set up a petition with a difference – the signatures are stitched! The campaign...
In 2016 the Oxford English Dictionary declared the runner-up for their word of the year - "hygge" - the Danish concept of cosiness.* Hygge is all about togetherness, cosiness and conviviality. It was a cultural phenomenon, with many books being released on how to hygge, especially in the home. Two years on, being hyggeligt (hygge-like) is still as relevant to...
Do you like the military look? It’s easy to wear – for both women and men – and is one fashion trend that never seems to fall out of favour. The clean-cut styling of clothes inspired by military uniforms is perfect for work wear. After all, who doesn’t look good in uniform? You can also ‘dress down’ the military...
If you're nearing expert-level in a certain craft, be it knitting, crochet, cross stitch or something else, you may hear people say things like "you could sell that!" "I'd buy that in a shop". Well - what's stopping you? Setting up a small craft business isn't easy but can be incredibly rewarding. We spoke to Anna Maughan, a Cambridge-based crafter who...
Valentine's day is fast approaching and love in the air. When we were looking through our issues we noticed something else that we love - hearts! Here are our projects in Knit & Stitch Creative that include hearts in some way, shape or form in the collection. Are you tempted to make any? 1) Statement buttons In Issue 2 we suggested...

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