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Stress awareness month: why is knitting and crochet mindful meditation?

Stress awareness month: why is knitting and cro...

April has been stress awareness month for decades. As easy as it is to say "awareness days and months shouldn't have to exist- we should notice these things all the...

Stress awareness month: why is knitting and cro...

April has been stress awareness month for decades. As easy as it is to say "awareness days and months shouldn't have to exist- we should notice these things all the...

Is making your own clothes sustainable?

Is making your own clothes sustainable?

Hell yeah! The next time somebody suggests that knitting your next jumper isn't sustainable unless it's made with organic recycled hemp yarn produced less than 50 miles from your home,...

Is making your own clothes sustainable?

Hell yeah! The next time somebody suggests that knitting your next jumper isn't sustainable unless it's made with organic recycled hemp yarn produced less than 50 miles from your home,...

What I'm working on this March: Projects, designs and exciting knit and crochet news.

What I'm working on this March: Projects, desig...

Over on Youtube and Instagram I launched episode 1 of what will hopefully be a monthly blog update summarising what's going on in Germander Cottage Crafts and beyond. This blog...

What I'm working on this March: Projects, desig...

Over on Youtube and Instagram I launched episode 1 of what will hopefully be a monthly blog update summarising what's going on in Germander Cottage Crafts and beyond. This blog...

How to block a hat. Blocking tutorial for knitting and crochet.

How to block a hat

Why block a hat? You have a head! It may seem excessive to block a hat when you have a head but it can really give the project a smooth,...

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How to block a hat

Why block a hat? You have a head! It may seem excessive to block a hat when you have a head but it can really give the project a smooth,...

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Crochet shawl patterns for beginners

What's the easiest thing to make with crochet?

Common questions for crochet beginners include 'what's the easiest thing to crochet?' 'Which is the best crochet stitch?' 'How do you crochet a shawl?' and hopefully I can shed some...

What's the easiest thing to make with crochet?

Common questions for crochet beginners include 'what's the easiest thing to crochet?' 'Which is the best crochet stitch?' 'How do you crochet a shawl?' and hopefully I can shed some...

My top snug homeware picks

My top snug homeware picks

I am feeling so inspired by these snug homeware patterns.  As some of you already know, I'm hosting #31daysOfWarmth over on Instagram and today's prompt is 'snug homeware'. It didn't...

My top snug homeware picks

I am feeling so inspired by these snug homeware patterns.  As some of you already know, I'm hosting #31daysOfWarmth over on Instagram and today's prompt is 'snug homeware'. It didn't...