NEW YEAR NEW SKILLS

Hello and Happy New Year!

Did you have a nice break? Did you get a break? I hope you got time to sit down, and eat some cheese, and drink Bailey’s hot chocolates.

I’m not going to mention the ‘L’ word – not sure about you, but I am DONE reading about it, and am super ready for some happy thoughts!
So with all this extra time we have on our hands, which would normally be filled with shopping sprees; cocktail sipping and hanging with our pals, why not start 2021 with a new skill??

I’ve put together an exciting list of 15 fab makers and small business owners, who are offering a HUGE range of kits and craft supplies to get us through! Some have been mentioned on the blog before, some may be new to you, and some are new to us!

1 – CLOTH & CANDY

You may remember this one from our Halloween round up – a cracking place for that fabric hoarder inside of all of us! Fun printed cottons and all sorts of other essential supplies, make Cloth & Candy your one-stop-shop for your next sewing project!

Shop: www.clothandcandy.co.uk
Follow: @clothandcandy

2 – CURIOUS TWIST

If sassy cross stitch makes you quiver, take a look at these bad boys! (And don’t forget to check out their gorge needle minders while you’re at it!)

Shop: www.curioustwist.com
Follow: @curious.twist

3 – POLLY CHROME

Make your own felt creatures and garlands with Polly Chrome’s super duper kits, and inject some more colour into your day!

Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PollyChromeCrafts
Follow: @pollychromecrafts

4 – HOOK AND LIGHT

Beautiful, high quality naturally dyed yarns (and a lush selection of stitch markers if crochet is your chosen creative fix!).

Shop: www.hookandlight.com
Follow: @hookandlight

5 – JESSIE’S ART SHED

Something to get stuck into with the kiddies while battling through home-schooling, or even just to take some time to yourself – Jessie’s Art Shed have taken to the online market since lockdown and are offering fabulous art kits to keep us entertained!
(We were lucky enough to chat with JAS about their behind the scenes last year, click here to have a read!)

Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JessiesArtShed
Follow: @jessiesartshed

6 – WOOL COUTURE

As seen on Dragon’s Den (yes, you heard me) Wool Couture offers kits for knitting, crochet, macramé, embroidery and needle felting, that just about covers our needs right?!

Shop: www.woolcouturecompany.com
Follow: @woolcouture

7 – KATE BLANDFORD

If, just like me, you will never be sick of giggling at naughty embroidery. check out these kits to pass some time at home! (Please also take note of the fab acrylic needle minders!)
Sound familiar? Read our chat with talented Kate here!

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/katejblandford
Follow: @kateblandford

8 – IRON LAMB

Forget those stuffy crochet patterns in your granny’s cupboard, and take a look at these modern colourful garms!

Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IronLamb
Follow: @iron_lamb

9 – TILLY AND THE BUTTONS

Well known and loved Tilly And The Buttons offer dressmaking patterns for clothing you will actually want to wear – time to put that fabric stash to good use! (She also has some FAB books that we’d recommend checking out.)

Shop: www.tillyandthebuttons.com
Follow: @tillybutton

10 – TAWKING POINT

If you’re looking to broaden your skills outside fabric, thread and yarn, have a peek at the eco-resin kits these guys have on offer – their terrazzo coasters look SO GOOD!

Shop: www.tawkingpoint.co.uk
Follow: @tawking_point

11 – STITCHING ME SOFTLY

Here’s another super talented maker who you may recognise if you’re not new around here (if you are, read our Q&A with Emma here!).
Beautiful colour palettes and crochet kits galore await you at Stitching Me Softly’s shop!

Shop: www.stitchingmesoftly.co.uk
Follow: @stitching_me_softly

12 – THE VILLAGE HABERDASHERY

With a fun, contemporary twist on the traditional haberdashery, shop the beautiful products on their website and be prepared to get inspired! There are hundreds of fabrics, trimmings, kits and books to drool over.

Shop: thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk
Follow: @thevillagehaberdashery

13 – THE MODERN CRAFTER

Onto needle punching now, and who better than this sister duo providing easy to follow and mega aesthetically pleasing kits and supplies?!

Shop: www.themoderncrafter.co.uk
Follow: @the_modern_crafter

14 – HAZEL AND BLUE

Fancy trying your hand at a bit of candle making? These lush eco soy candle kits are a cracking place to start!

Shop: www.hazelandbluecandles.co.uk
Follow: @hazel_andblue

15 – SCULPD

Maybe give something a little different a go with these air dry pottery kits? You know we’re suckers for some lush packaging, and these guys have it covered!

Shop: sculpd.co.uk
Follow: @sculpdit

Reckon that lot is quite enough to keep us occupied??

So cosy up, get that loungewear back on and scrap the banana bread – it is time to get creative!
Let us know what you choose, and we can’t wait to swoon over all of your makes!

See ya next Friday!

Janey

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