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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

How to Make Plain Sashing Strips

Have you ever noticed how a handmade quilt is built with exquisite detail? Quilting Essentials teaches you the foundations of quilting and how to build that detail into your own quilt.  Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make plain Read More

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Family Crafts
Family Crafts

How to Make a Pompom Bird

If you're looking for the perfect project to complete with your child, or just want to experiment with a fun, fluffy art form, then pompom making is the next craft you'll want to discover. Make Pompom Animals does a fantastic job of Read More

planets, Draw 500 Things from Space
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

7 Fun Drawings That Are Out Of This World

Draw 500 Things from Space shows us how with a little imagination and some inspirational prompts we will soon be drawing aliens, spaceships and other things from out of this world! A good way to start is to draw the main line that Read More

zoetrope, Animation Lab for Kids
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Make Your Pictures Come to Life with a Zoetrope

Have you ever heard of a zoetrope? It is the tool that was used before the invention of film to create the illustration of moving pictures. You can make your own pictures come to life by building your own zoetrope with this simple tutorial Read More

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Family Crafts
Family Crafts

3 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes is a great way to decorate for winter. It's always fun to cut random shapes and see how the snowflake comes out as you unfold it. But what if the patterns you cut weren't so random? 100 Amazing Paper Animal Read More

cover, Decorate for a Party
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

How to decorate your Christmas party

What is Christmas without a Christmas party? This year you might be thinking about throwing your own one but don’t know where to start. This is where Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring come in. Authors of excellent party decorating manual Read More

Matt Chapple
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

The King Bee’s 5 useful stitches

Winner and King Bee of The Great British Sewing Bee 2015, Matt Chapple, has been busy coming up with a no-nonsense guide to sewing. Matt gives practical advice and tips on basic sewing, personalising, altering and making items from scratch, Read More

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Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

Make Your Own Dazzled Druzy Charms

Making a gorgeous and glittery charm is easier than you'd think! Bead-Making Lab shows you how to make your own beautiful druzy charms in 4 easy steps. In jewelry making, druzy is the special effect created when tiny crystals grow Read More

Decorate for a Party, Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Goody Bags 6 Ways with Decorate for a Party

The pressure of hosting a party can be colossal: whether it’s making the food or decorating your home that gets you in a party panic, it can seem like there's a million things to prepare before the date. Now, with the help of Holly Read More