Craft books – how many do you need?

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Do you like looking through crafts books? Although we can search just about any craft on the internet and there is usually accompanying video available on You Tube there is something I still find satisfying about looking through a book.

As I have been getting our dedicated studio ready for our workshops in the summer I have been sorting through my collection and I think there is room for more. What also amazes me as I uncover the stash is that a book that has been published more than 20 years ago has the same techniques used today, the only difference is sometimes the materials used.

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Like many crafters ( did you know according the National Craft report crafters have as many as 5 projects on the go at once!) I have tried many crafts so the collection includes quilting, rag rugging, needle felting, quilling, teddy bear making, soap making, bees wax, wet felting….and that is just the first shelf!

Now they say that you cannot teach a dog new tricks but I think there is always room to learn something new so over the next few months I will be reviewing some of my books and also comparing some new releases now available on the market and of course if you attend one of our workshops you can have a browse through our collection for inspiration.

Weekend Forecast

Weekend Forecast

Crafting with no chance of social interaction!. My husband has already had the weekend forecast, it has been another busy week at work with not much time or energy for crafting, but this weekend I am going to put that right.

For my day job I do a lot of planning and usually when it comes to my crafting I am quite fluid and may swap between crafts at a weekend, however this time I have actually made a list…..what is the world coming to?. The reason for the list is that I have decided to unpick a few and have a clear out – shock horror.

Crafts of the past

I love to try new crafts and I am not alone. Did you know the results from the annual crafters survey show people have about 5 crafts on the go at once…I think I am slightly over by about 3, ok maybe 4.