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Welcome to the Crafts Institute, home of Making, Knitting magazine, Making Jewellery and The Dolls' House magazine. Don't miss out on the latest projects, interviews, articles, techniques, competitions and behind-the-scenes blogs of your favourite craft magazines!

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Packed full of information about your hobby

Love miniatures, making jewellery, knitting or multi-crafting? Our magazines are packed with projects, inspirational features, interviews, techniques, reviews, news, competitions, shopping guides and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packed full of information about your hobby

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Tick tock Alice's watch 

Thursday 06 March 2014

A watch specially designed for Alice, full of sweet charms that would remind her of all the adventures she had in Wonderland. By Lynn Allingham

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Woven linen cushion 

Tuesday 04 March 2014

Spruce up your sofa with this fresh blue and white woven linen cushion cover pattern by Sarah Hazell

Tagged in: Free knitting pattern

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Daffodil Necklace 

Monday 03 March 2014

Create this verdant tribute to the classic daffodil in gold wire and delicate spring hues. By Sue Mason-Burns

Tagged in: jewellery making,project,wirework

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Make a breakfast tray 

Thursday 27 February 2014

Susan Larkins explains how to make simple breakfast tray

Tagged in: miniatures,Dolls' house,project,Mother's day project,breakfast,simple

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Knit for Peace helps LYS stay afloat!  

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Knit for Peace launches MyDonate Flood appeal to help local yarn shops suffering from the Great British weather

Tagged in: knitting for charity,knitting news

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10 Questions: Amy Keeper 

Monday 24 February 2014

Amy is a contemporary jewellery designer. Often inspired by sentimental keepsakes from bygone eras, her work reflects a vintage and nostalgic narrative.

Tagged in: making jewellery interview

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Blood doesn't grow on trees – unless you knit it! 

Friday 21 February 2014

Get involved in the NHS's new knitty campaign to encourage more people to Give Blood!

Tagged in: Knitting news,Knitting project

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How to transfer photos onto polymer clay  

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Transfer your favourite photos onto polymer clay for truly unique jewellery. By Sian Hamilton

Tagged in: making jewellery technique,polymer clay

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Make a humidor & box of cigars 

Monday 17 February 2014

Louise Bardwell explains how to make two items of smoking paraphernalia

Tagged in: project,accessories,smoking,cigar,humidor,study

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Thoroughly modern maid 

Monday 17 February 2014

Our light-hearted correspondence series continues into the 1920s

Tagged in: Ladies maid,modern age,cocktail

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