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Shop Changes

Dated 28.06.18 Okay, I’ve been writing this post in my head for the last few months and over that time my decisions and the end result have changed fairly dramatically. As you probably know Luna is a big thing- she Continue reading →

The Skye Wrap

In January 2017 Fiona, who works in our shops and designs accessories for us, came up with the Skye Wrap. A simple and versatile over – garment, Fiona’s thoughts were to showcase the wonderful fabrics that we stock in the Continue reading →

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January Sale Now On

We are having a DE-STASH. Our January sale starts on New Year’s Day and runs for 7 days. Limited stock. Up to 50% off 100% cotton fabrics, reductions on our best selling wool felt, some beautiful buttons & ribbons reduced Continue reading →

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

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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Testimonial Time

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

5 Rather Good Projects for Buttons

We meet so many fellow hoarders at the fairs and events we attend: fabric lovers, ribbon stashers and of course, button enthusiasts. We meet people who confess to having a habit, but who just can’t resist just one more piece Continue reading →

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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

CoolCrafting Jubilations

It’s been a long time since I posted anything – it genuinely feels like stage fright! So in an attempt to get back into the blogging habit I thought I would pop on some of the Jubilee themed products that Continue reading →

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Blackpool Rocks!

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

Knitted Turban Tutorial

The headband is Accessories big news this winter. Functional and good looking, it keeps ears warm whilst being part of this season’s trends. We have been using up left over yarn to make Christmas presents. This is a very easy Continue reading →

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CoolCrafting Adorable Owl Cushions

There is a huge woodland trend in the crafting (and fashion) world, with some lovely makes inspired by the softer creatures, such as deer, foxes and rabbits. However, probably the most influencial creature at the moment is the Owl. With Continue reading →

CoolCrafting Doggy Doorstops

In our week of blogs featuring the products we are making, today we are having a Doggy Doorstop moment. This was probably one of the first products we developed when CoolCrafting was born. We recognised the doorstop was going to Continue reading →

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CoolCrafting Make Me Kits

We have been very busy attending some lovely craft events in the last few weekends, and have found ourselves ‘too busy to blog’. So we thought it would be a nice idea to feature some of the makes that we Continue reading →

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Showroom Focus Dorothy Wightman

Dorothy Wightman is an internationally reknowned interior designer, based in Lupton, near Kirkby Lonsdale. With a reputation for creating beautiful bespoke interiors, what is maybe less well known is that Dorothy’s showroom also stocks talented British craftspeople and artists. If Continue reading →

Patch By Cath Kidston Book Review

This eagerly anticipated book is the fourth in a series of titles by Cath Kidston with a giveaway kit – everything you need to create the cover bag or cushion shown on the cover. A great idea to kick off Continue reading →

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Heartwarming Crafting

When we take our bitesize workshops to fairs and events, many of our attendees are children, and it is always lovely to see what they make and how they want to add their own design input to the project. Last Continue reading →

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Natural Soap Book Review

Natural Soap by Melinda Coss, focuses on using natural ingredients in soap making, and the soaps within the book could not look more beautiful. Whether you are looking for an introduction to the art of soap making, or are experienced, Continue reading →

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The Oooby Paper Plane Tutorial

Our first video tutorial, made by eldest boy and friend. It’s addictive, use an old sheet of A4, and fold as directed. Dead simple and a perfect flyer. For more paper plane tutorials visit this channel.

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Knits To Give Book Review

If, this year, you are committed to a handmade Christmas, this book could be a just the inspiration you need to get started. Knits to Give is a collection of 30 gift ideas from top knitwear designer Debbie Bliss. The book Continue reading →

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Mitred Corner Easy Tea Towel Tutorial

I recently discovered that one of the measures of a good chef is the amount of tea towels they use in the preparation of a meal. If it had been me, I would have had an army of teatowels ready Continue reading →

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