All About Cyanotypes
This month is all about cyanotypes - a process I know a lot of people are curious about!
Cyanotype Craft Kit
Have you come across cyanotype printing before?
If not, you’re in for a treat - this is one of my favourite creative processes.
Copper Embossing Craft Kit
Meet The Maker: Carole Fenwick
For our July 2018 kit we've collaborated with Carole Fenwick of MaggieMagoo Designs. Carole is a print and pattern designer extraordinaire and we absolutely love her botanical style.
If you haven't already come across her work, we think you'll love it too! We talked to Carole about her background, inspiration and advice for new illustrators and designers.
How to find inspiration in your everyday
Ever been in that dull, creatively stuck place where you just lack motivation? No fun!
Today, we're sharing a few quick exercises that can easily fit into your existing routine to inspire you and get your creative ideas flowing in no time!
Needle Felted Bowl Tutorial
It's time for needle felting!
If you haven't tried this before, needle felting lets you take beautiful soft wool and use a felting needle to 'stab' it into shape.
We've taken inspiration from the colours of heather and bluebell covered woods for this kit.
Meet the Maker: Sophie Wheatley
Meet the Maker: Helaina Sharpley
For May's kit, we're excited to share our first kit collaboration, this one with the wonderful wirework artist, Helaina Sharpley.
We've admired Helaina's lovely work for years (it stopped Moira in her tracks at a craft trade show!), with oodles of character and history, so who better to collaborate with for our upcoming wirework kit?
Linocut Print Tea Towel Tutorial
Crafting a Way to Mindfulness
At Craftiosity, we’re firm advocates of crafting as a tool for mindfulness and good mental health. When you set yourself a project to create, be it crafting, cooking, music – or any creative process – the process of making is often as important as your creation.
Papercut Lamp Craft Kit Tutorial
Bring The Outdoors In: the benefits of indoor plants
Much like crafting, there’s been tonnes of research on the physical and mental health benefits of bringing leafy goodness into our homes, reducing stress levels and increasing both our productivity and tranquility. It’s no surprise our botanical friends are seeing a huge surge in popularity.
How To Make Time For Crafting
When I talk to people about crafting; what they get out of it, how often they craft, the thing I hear most often is that there’s never enough time for crafting.
Interestingly, I also often hear that people feel guilty taking time for themselves to craft. Now, we all know that’s crazy talk, but I think many of us feel that way too. So, we’ve brought together a little round of 10 ways to make time for crafting. Let’s dive in!