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  • Bucket List – Top Destinations For Traditional Textiles

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    hilst on holiday we're always up for some textile shopping. But we're not talking tacky t-shirts and souvenirs. Although it may be tricky to see past the tourist merchandise whilst on holiday, there are some hidden gems if you know where to look. A holiday abroad can actually be an ideal opportunity to pick up some authentic, traditional textiles if you know where to look! We've rounded up the Top 10 destinations to get your hands on some traditional textiles & explore how they're made.

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  • 10 Travel Tips for Crafters - How to take your project with you!

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    It might not come as a surprise but we think holidaying & crafting go hand in hand. While just the thought of transporting your craft supplies anywhere may trigger sweaty palms and a sense of uncontrollable panic, where there's a will there's a way! Regardless of your passion - knitting, crochet, stitching or quilting, we've got the essential tips for packing those projects!

    1. PLAN. PLAN. PLAN.

    This may sound obvious but make sure you plan what to take. Although not nearly as important as your crafting supplies, you may get a few strange looks if you run out of space for clothes in your luggage and so planning is key! Only take the essentials & leave anything that hasn't been used for 15 years or is still in packaging - you probably won't be using it! Continue reading
  • Top 10 Pom Pom Projects

    title The Pom Pom is a simple craft, often under-rated - maybe due to it's silliness. However, we're all for silliness and it looks like we're not the only ones! We're embracing pom poms with a collection of crafts to showcase these little fluffy fella's in all their glory. Continue reading
  • The Great Knitted Bake Off

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    This week, we’re taking crafting inspiration from the new series of Great British Bake off. Every Tuesday we’re left dreaming of the creations baked up by contestants & with very few baking skills to show off, we’ve found a way to play along on our own terms! We’ve rounded up enough sweet treats to feed a small army (or just us on a Friday night!) & the best thing? No calories involved whatsoever!

    So if you're all ready, on your marks, get set... BAKE!

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  • Favourite Stitchtopia Snaps From Our Experts

    Our lovely crafting experts are a fundamental part of the Stitchtopia experience. Whether you are a knitter, crocheter, quilter or stitcher our experts aim is to help you get the most out of your holiday. Their guidance will give you the opportunity to pick up lots of new tips and techniques in their inspirational workshops, making your holiday truly unforgettable. This week we asked our experts to send us in their favourite snaps from a recent Stitchtopia holiday...we just love seeing pics of how much our experts enjoy our trips just as much as you!

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    Indigo dyeing workshop at Yama-ai, Kurume from our Textile Highlights of Japan holiday.

    Janice Gunner Indigo dyeing workshop at Yama-ai, Kurume

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