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Tilly and the Buttons
We chat to Tilly, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to sew a cowl neck.
I'm a sewing author, teacher and founder of the pattern company Tilly and the Buttons. We create easy-to-use dressmaking guides for the new wave of crafters. I live in London and work from a lovely studio with an awesome team.
Join us for a #CraftRoomTour of Elizabeth Moad's craft room.
I like the fact that the space is small so most things I need are in arms reach or just a step away! I can sit at my desk and if I need an embellishment I just swivel the chair around and look in the drawers behind me. This sounds pretty lazy but actually it means there is no interruption when designing a project and the flow is continued without getting up from the desk.
Learn how-to use a Molotow Masking Fluid Marker and make Mixed Media With Origami Paper And Acrylic Paint in #TechniqueTuesday with Sunnyside Art Supplies
Come behind the scenes at Little Black Dog in SA for a #KnittingNookTour and see Joey's knitting & crafty room in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I love having this room to relax in and get creative. It has a lovely big window that looks out over the garden, where the wild birds come to feed every day. The room gets lovely morning sun, and is the perfect reason to make tea and go and sit in there with a crafty magazine while I start my day. There is enough space in there for Miekie (the little black dog) to join me any time.
Come behind the scenes at FehrTrade for a #CraftRoomTour and see Melissa's sewing cave in London.
First and foremost, I love that it's a space that's entirely mine - I can leave projects out midway through and I know they won't get moved or spilled on, and everything is right where I left it. I'm a very organised person and I like to know where everything is, so that when I'm mid-flow, I can just grab the supplies I need without having to hunt or dig through piles!
We head to Newry in Northern Ireland to meet #FeaturedMember Joelle who is a craftaholic!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
just by browsing on the internet, I loved the variety of projects and the tutorials.
What projects are you currently working on?
a poncho, lace scarf, a cat,tea cosies,4 shawlletts,2 cardigans and this is only my knitting/crochet section.
Book of the Week »
We chat to Sue, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to make a coat hanger!
I am the founder and creative behind JUNKMARKET, a company that helps individuals incorporate vintage finds into their homes. I am a DIYer and offer re-purpose and makeover projects through my books, magazines, website and television appearances. I am the author of Decorating JUNKMARKET Style, JUNK Beautiful, JUNK Beautiful: Outdoor Edition and JUNK Beautiful Furniture Refreshed. I have contributed to many magazines including Country Home and Country Gardens. Learn more through my social media pages and at my website, www.junkmarketstyle.com
Learn how-to make a Seed Bead Memory Wire Bracelet, Pom Pom Cord Necklace and Lucite Bell Flower Earrings in #ShopShowcase with Raphael Crafts in Norwich, UK.
Come behind the scenes at Homemade @ My Place for a #KnittingNookTour and see Alessandra's craft room in Maputo, Mozambique.
I really love the big windows, which allow the natural light to light up the room, especially in the afternoon!