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

British arts and crafts museum reopens after £2.3 million extension

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The crafters of Ditchling, a British village in Sussex, have reason to celebrate after the reopening of the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. The museum had been closed to the public for… 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

Find the Craftivist Collective at the Upcycling Academy at the Knitting & Stitching Show

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The Craftivist Collective will be joining the Upcycle Academy at this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show alongside Fabrications, TRAID and War on Want. The Upcycling Academy aims to teach aspiring fashion designers, as… Continue reading

Canon and My Craft Channel team up for a crafty new web series

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Online television network My Craft Channel have teamed up with digital imaging giants Canon to showcase the crafty applications of various Canon products in a series of web videos. DISCLAIMER 1: I’ve previously… Continue reading

Australian toy knitter exposed after eight years of secrecy

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After eight years of receiving secretly donated knitted toys, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, now knows who to thank. The mystery knitter was revealed to be Coral Cove resident Evelyn Dee, whose packaged… 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

Review: The Craft Box Company’s Needle Case Box

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We at CraftiHub have already introduced you to The Craft Box Company, a business set up by Katie Wright and Sharmila Lindsay whose aim it is to sell small kits that allow inexperienced… Continue reading

DMC to add 16 new colours to their cotton embroidery floss

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DMC has been listening to some of your favourite designers and will be adding 16 new colours to their 117 cotton embroidery floss. The new colours are split into two sets, with eight… Continue reading

NeuroKnitting makes scarfs from your brainwaves

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NeuroKnitting is a collaboration between artists Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet, and Sebastian Mealla, researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The trio recorded volunteers’ brainwaves while they are listening to the first seven variations of… Continue reading

Doctors in Sweden ask parents to stop giving newborns octopuses

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Bringing crochet octopuses to newborns became something of a fad in Denmark when doctors said the toys helped to stabilise the heart rate and blood oxygen levels of the babies. This fad passed… Continue reading