The junk journal shown opposite was made from scrap paper and a cool piece of folded cardboard courtesy of Amazon. Amazon.co.uk (and I hope Amazon in all the other countries too!) send out their books and DVDs in these...
I was watching this video the other day when I saw an artist take out a pack of wax crayons and start drawing with them in her art journal. I ran downstairs, grabbed my crayons and started playing. I'd bought some...
A collection of ideas for using plastic and plastic bags in your crafts including making stencils, laminated plastic pages, and collages.
Want to make toys for your little children instead of buying in plastic stuff? This page gives you a few ideas about where to start.
The Internet is full of free knitting patterns for babies. Here are a few of my favourites, including patterns for hats, jackets and blankets.
A record of my attempts to make cloth diapers and wool soakers.
Experiments into knitting with fabric, fabrics strips, spun fabric art yarn, plarn etc.
How to recycle an old shirt into a jaunty shabby chic waistcoat.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet. Unfortunately there isn't room for skeletons in my closet because there are too many unfinished textiles projects stuffed in there. Gah! I am sick of being someone who doesn't...
Discover how to coil strips of fabric to make vessels and other 3 dimensional shapes.
Fabric doesn't have to be used only for furnishings or clothing or wall hangings. It can be manipulated into 3D shapes. For years I've had the urge to combine my love of ceramics (which I haven't had a chance to...
I know I'm fed up of wrapping gifts with expensive shiny paper that's just going to get chucked away and clog up some landfill site somewhere. A while back I started wrapping gifts with pieces of fabric and using...
Are you searching for that perfect bead for your project but just can't find it or spent all your bead budget? Or do you just want to discover new ideas for fabric? Find out how to make fabric beads.
In this lens I want to look at patches - not necessarily patchwork quilts, but patched up clothes and cloth. This lens is predominantly going to be about using patches for decoration on textiles pieces but I also want...
Scrumbles are little fragments of knitting and crochet, made without rules or patterns, although I did follow a set of instructions to make the fragment pictured opposite. But I'm a beginner! All you need for...
On this page you will find information about making your own mannequin - a mannequin that's perfectly suited to your size.
Do you have noisy neighbours? How do you cope with them? Need some ideas or just want to vent?
Cell structures and microscopic imagery were a huge inspiration for my early textiles work. I started looking at microscopic imagery when I was designing my final major project for my degree in costume. I had this mad...