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Looking Back at 2013


2013 has been a hectic year, and not quite the one I had planned when I set up CoolCrafting in 2011. We have peddled ribbons and buttons the length and breadth of England out of vintage suitcases and an overloaded Continue reading

Merchant and Mills

Merchant Mills

Established in 2010, Merchant and Mills produce a range of card pattern, and sewing equipment in stark, utilitarian packaging. It’s very beautiful, and the founders, Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field have the same beliefs that we do here at CoolCrafting, Continue reading

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Make friends

If you are thinking about booking a course with us, here is some feedback that we have had from our most recent Absolute Beginners Make Friends with your Sewing Machine Class “Just a quick message to say a very big Continue reading

Intergalactic Leggings Tutorial


Galaxy prints were all over the AW12 runways and are now in store. You can have fun making your own unique versions following our tutorial below Important – you will be handling a hazardous chemical BLEACH – ensure an adult Continue reading

Blackpool Rocks!

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A day out in Blackpool, primarily to discuss a new Craft Awards scheme that is being set up . Afterwards, it was important to go and see the sights… Photographs  - thanks to the wonderful Grace x