New workshops out on Sunday 9th February
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Tie Dye Polka dots hack

Tie Dye Polka dots hack

  Today's project is just a quick one - but it's high drama! You'll need rubber bands and clingfilm, a cotton or viscose thing to dye and some home dye.  Take a piece  of fabric, and pull it to a point. Put clingfilm over the point, and then wrap a rubber band as tightly as you can around the clingfilm. This will prevent the dye getting to the area covered by the clingfilm, creating a big spot with a lovely textured edge.  Then either spray or submerge the cotton in dye - follow the instructions to make up the right...

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A tutorial for pretty fabric envelopes to use up your stash of fabric

A tutorial for pretty fabric envelopes to use up your stash of fabric

I love this project because it's super quick! Every time I've made these people have loved them, and once you get started making them it's addictive. You can print out the pattern so it fills an A4 sheet, or make it smaller, it will still work. You will need: This pattern Light to medium weight fabric Medium weight interfacing Pencil and ruler Pinking shears or scalloped shears Envelope template Iron and ironing board High Tack double sided tape  Ring top fashion snaps (poppers) Snap setting tool Hammer Small sharp scissors   Step One:Trace the envelope template onto your interfacing, then...

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What is was really like to make giant peg boards

What is was really like to make giant peg boards

We love Pinterest of course, but it does tend to tout a project as "quick and easy" even if it's a week long marathon. So when we needed some brilliant display furniture for our studio, we thought we'd road test some peg board DIYs Step one - find a timber yard First I went to B&Q and Homebase but they didn't have nice pale plywood, only the very red stuff with the nasty splintery edges. So I went to BuildBase, a trade builders merchant. I know it's 2019 but still lots of people tell me they feel a bit out...

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Mother's Day Paper Crown DIY

Mother's Day Paper Crown DIY

Last week we had a fabulous time helping some kids make these cute crowns to wear for Mothers Day. It was part of a collaboration with Paperchase, so we used all their gorgeous stickers, cards and embellishments to make it glam as possible. Download the templates to cut out one yourself here - just tape on a length of ribbon the back to stabilise it and so you can tie it round your head. Choose from gems, hearts or flowers!  DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES FREE

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Print a last minute 2020 calendar!

Print a last minute 2020 calendar!

Happy New Year to you! If you are still in need of a nice calendar to put all your new year plans into, we have one for you here! It's not too heavy on the ink if you're printing it at home. There's none of those strange download apps either - just click the link and the .pdf opens up there and then for you to save on to your computer.  I'm not doing resolutions this year, they're so guild-laden to start the decade! But I do love a goal, and I have some personal ones to put in here. I have...

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