Join Roisin Rose for a #CraftRoomTour of her Northampton studio.
It's light and peaceful and I'm surrounded by all my favourite things.
Cook sweetcorn waffles and cinnamon roll pancakes in #ABiteToEat with Cafe Miami in London.
Recreate Frida Kahlo's bedroom in #DIYTheRoom with Shannan from Bobbin & Fred.
Frida Kahlo’s face is everywhere! We’ve all seen her adorned in flowers, unibrow and moustache on proud display in defiance of our Western ideals of femininity, but how many of us have ventured into her home to see how she lived? A virtual tour round Frida’s summer home, La Casa Azul (the Blue House), shows a riot of colour, pattern and natural woods. It’s a beautiful space and one I wanted to honour and add to. I think Frida would’ve loved the modern craft movement and, although we can see how her bedroom looked back in the 50s, this is how I imagine it might look today. I’ve included splashes of the vibrant colours Frida already has in her home, large blooms she decorated her hair with so why not her lampshades and, even a miniature marionette theatre because Frida used to make her own puppets as well as paint! Frida learned to paint from her bed and was often confined to it for months at a time so I’ve added a crochet quilt, comfy Mexican look cushion, vases for her paintbrushes and, a jewellery display. Frida had a beautiful view into her garden from her bed, so I couldn’t resist adding some mosaic pot plants. I love these warm, homely touches that evoke a sense of Mexico and La Casa Azul and hope Frida would have done too.
Come behind the scenes at The Art Dream for a #CraftRoomTour and see John's creative space.
What’s great about my space is that all of my materials are together in one place. It’s easy to reach for a pair of scissors, a piece of cardstock or any of my one trillion little knick-knacks and tools.
Learn how-to embroider a woven wheel rose and sew a flat felled seam in #ShopShowcase with Sew Swansea.
Come behind the scenes at A Few Scraps for a #CraftRoomTour and see Christina's sewing room in Portland.
I like that it makes use of space in my house without taking up a bedroom.
We head to Salt Lake City to meet #FeaturedMember Sveta who loves embroidery!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I don't remember, it was years ago. I inevitably joined cause I love crafts!
What projects are you currently working on?
Sewing project, altering a hat I bought, working on a dress to wear to a renaissance festival. A tulle sweatshirt.Read the rest of the interview »
Our #CraftTestSidekicks are putting EasyKnits yarn to the test in this week's #CraftTest and stitching a lace knit shawl and hand warmers with a matching headband for you to make at home.