I love visiting museums and art galleries. They're full of fantastic stuff and we are so incredibly lucky in Britain that many museums are free to visit. The spate of free time over the Christmas holidays is a perfect opportunity to pop into your local gallery, or indeed to travel further afield to make a … Continue reading 12 days till Christmas: Visit a museum or art gallery
Young people want to make the world a better place, right? What if you could do so with your crafting skills? Check out the inspiring Craftivist Collective for ideas, projects and success stories relating to 'gentle protest'.
Want to find out more about the amazing quilters of Gee's Bend featured in this week's article? Check out http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org for more information and amazing photographs.
Gee’s Bend is a small, isolated, rural community in Alabama in the United States, which at the start of the 20th century was mostly populated by the descendants of slaves. By definition, they were very impoverished, but their lives became especially hard during the recession of the 1930s. The families had been forced to borrow … Continue reading The quilters of Gee’s Bend
We are lucky to have a guest on our blog this week...Jade from The Great British Sewing Bee! Read on to learn what it was like to be part of this fantastic competition! My time on the sewing bee was truly amazing and I would do it all again. I will admit being under … Continue reading The Girl with the Bright Red Hair
Start here Whether you’re a budding quilter, architect, designer or textiles artist, one thing’s for sure: You must work hard to become an expert in your field. When you start your journey into the world of design you’ve got to find your feet. It’s important that you experiment and explore as many areas of possible … Continue reading How to get in the design world
Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild Heather Audin gives us some insight into The Guild’s Collection What do you enjoy most about being a curator? Being a curator is great fun! There is so much variety every day as there are lots of different elements to the role. I get to … Continue reading Craft Insiders