beaded scarves

Ladies in lavender. And green!

Ladies in lavender. And green!

Hot off the press, we wanted to introduce you to our latest beautiful jewellery kit; our Floris Stretch Bangle. It may look intricate with its delicately intertwined flowers, but we promise, it’s really simple to put together and we’re dying for you to give it a go…
The home stretch
One thing we love about this bangle is that it’s created using Griffin Elastic Jewellery Cord. The cord is incredibly easy to work with - and strong too – but being elasticated me[..]

Categories: bead bracelet instructions, Jewellery Making, Beads

It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

The history of scarves, and how to create a unique statement-piece beaded woollen scarf.
From humble beginnings, scarves have grown from being the most basic of clothing staples to becoming the must-have fashion accessory of the well-heeled lady or gent, and the epitome of sartorial elegance.

The elegant silk headscarf became the epitome of high fashion in the 1950s.
Cultural icons including Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis influenced an entire generation into the wearing of elega[..]

Categories: Beads for Wool

The history of knitting

The history of knitting

Inspired by our exhibition at Yarndale 2016 (24-25th Sept), we’ve delved deep into the colourful history of this most ancient of crafts.
In the beginning
The Danes developed a technique called Nålebinding (which literally translates as ‘binding with a needle’) in around 6,500BC. Known as ‘knotless netting’ or ‘knotless knitting’ in English, Nålebinding predates both knitting and crochet and uses just one needle with an eye.
Nål[..]

Categories: The Design Studio

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