Category Archive: Sewing

Janome announces new Atelier 5 machine

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In a recent newsletter Janome announced the newest sewing machine to be added to their range, the Atelier 5. The Atelier 5 is a versatile machine and there are three optional kits that… Continue reading

Brother introduce two new Disney branded embroidery machines

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Brother are well known for their embroidery and sewing machines, and for the last 13 years they have worked in cooperation with Disney to produce branded embroidery machines with pre-installed designs of everybody’s… Continue reading

Aurifil release new designer collection by Chelsea Andersen

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Aurifil, the thread manufacturer well known for its high quality quilting and sewing threads, is releasing a new collection box put together by designer Chelsea Andersen. Chelsea started her business Pink Fig Design in… Continue reading

IPC Media to Launch Three New UK Craft Magazines

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British magazine publisher IPC Media will be throwing their hand crafted hats into the ring with three upcoming craft magazines titled Craft, Knitting & Crochet and Classics. IPC Media handicraft content is currently… Continue reading

NASA Astronaut calls on the people of Earth to finish her space themed quilt

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NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg has created a quilt block during her stay in the International Space Station and is now calling on the quilters of Earth to help her finish it. NASA is known to… Continue reading

NASA Astronaut’s handmade toy is out of this world

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The handicraft community is unique in its spread across the world, but Karen Nyberg has extended its reach to outer space by creating the first off-world, handmade plush toy. She posted this photo… Continue reading

Seamstress Rebekah Batson hopes to reduce sex-trafficking by teaching women crafts

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Rebekah Batson, a seamstress who usually sews boutique children’s clothing, went to Nicaragua this summer to try and help women become self-sufficient by teaching them sewing. She showed the women how to sew… Continue reading

Shaun the Sheep arts and crafts available to international buyers this October

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Repco Asia, the arm of the Repco Group focusing on the manufacture and sourcing  of officially licensed toys, will be showcasing a new line of Shaun the Sheep arts and crafts toys to… Continue reading

Coats add shiny new Opti M Ultra zips to their range

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Coats have developed a new zip to add to their range, the Opti M Ultra. The Opti M Ultra is designed to be used on handbags, but could also be used for luggage,… Continue reading

The Knitted Garden to appear at Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts

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Those who have always wanted to combine gardening and knitting are in luck — the UK Hand Knitting Association will be displaying “The Knitted Garden” at the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts exhibition in EventCity, Manchester.… Continue reading

Craftivist Collective fight to separate sweat-shops and fasion

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British-based activism group Craftivist Collective have begun a new “Mini Fashion Protest” campaign to raise awareness of the the poor conditions many sweat-shop workers endure to provide items of  fashion to major Western… Continue reading

New Opti TP Zip from Coats resists sea water, acid rain and more

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Coats hope to make the challenge of crafting durable work clothes even simpler with its newly developed product, the Opti Total Plastic (TP) Zip. These new zips trade the conventional metal sliders for… Continue reading