Hobby & Heart. How to successfully monetise your craft, from someone who has.

Hobby & Heart. How to successfully monetise your craft, from someone who has.

May 02, 2022 0 Comments

Being creative is apart of who I am, and if you're reading this... its who you are. It’s how I self-express and share my journey. It was only 3 years ago when I 'found' macrame as someone in my life sharply told me to 'get a hobby'. Before this, I didn’t know what macramé was or or how to even pronounce it...

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Weaving: The History and Rise of the Worlds Oldest Craft

Weaving: The History and Rise of the Worlds Oldest Craft

March 21, 2022 0 Comments

You cannot go into a home decor shop without seeing a delicious fibre creation that you simply ‘must have’ in your home. They are not only beautiful to view, but to create and with the popularity of DIY courses, many people are finding it easier than ever to learn how to weave... let me show you how.

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From Fleece to Fibre: The Journey of your Yarn

From Fleece to Fibre: The Journey of your Yarn

March 09, 2022 0 Comments

Whether you're a knitter or a knotter, you've no doubt used wool yarn at some point in your creative life... or you’re about too! So let us dive a little deeper into the luscious fibres that are destined to make your handmade creations pop… hand spun, hand made yarn. Ohh how we love the, and ohh how it will change your world!

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A Deeper Understanding of Colour

September 04, 2021 0 Comments

Did you know that we decide if we like or dislike something within 90 seconds? And the first process of elimination is based on colour! It is important to not only understand the value of colour, but how you can use it in your Art. So let's get started! Initially, when we think of the colour we may be transported back to year 7 art class... Scrap that- lets make it modern...

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Crochet for Beginners

Crochet for Beginners

August 26, 2021 0 Comments

Crochet... let's make it modern!

Crochet can be easy to learn, although if you are new to craft, fibre art and sequential learning there may be a heightened learning the curve at the beginning. You might feel like giving up after you’ve crocheted in the wrong hole... again! But the beauty of crochet is that it is easy to undo and try again. Trust me, i know!

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Photographing your Fibre Art - DIY Tips

Photographing your Fibre Art - DIY Tips

March 31, 2021 0 Comments

When it comes to creating visually interesting images for the internet, you need to create content that captivates your target audience. You need to make your images stand out so they have the urgency to either engage with them.. or better yet- or purchase. There is great power in powerful imagery...

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Neo - Beginner / Intermediate Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern Download

Macrame for beginners. Where to start.

March 11, 2021 0 Comments

You’ve found your way here as you have a desire to create beautiful art, welcome! I will help you demystify macrame. Once to tie your first knot you’ll be hooked... and to be honest, Macrame is easy once you get the hang of it, this is also why it’s so popular!

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Macrame String, Rope & Cord. What is the difference?

Macrame String, Rope & Cord. What is the difference?

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

Macrame String, Rope & Cord. What is the difference? 
When you're staring out with Macrame, it can be quite overwhelming to choose the correct product.. theres a lot on the market! Here, i show you the difference between Macrame String, Rope & Cord.. and what you should use where.

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A brief history of Macrame

A brief history of Macrame

October 07, 2020 0 Comments

Not surprisingly, Macrame has not always been known as it is today. Today our creations are filled with glorious bespoke fibre textiles that spark creativity and mindfulness, true art forms.. and previously it was used for function and practicality, what a shift! Dating back to...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Instagram- for your handmade business

September 29, 2020 0 Comments

Speaking from experience as an Artist who has built both an online community and a profitable creative business on Social Media, here i will articulate why it's the prefect platform for us, The Handmade Artisans, to explore.  
Instagram has long evolved from being just a simple social media app to share your holidays photos with a witty caption. More and more users are turning to a new and growing trend of building online, profitable businesses with the use of Instagram. 

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Mindful Making

Mindful Making

September 08, 2020 0 Comments

While a global pandemic continues to change and shift the world we live in, it’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed. There is a lot of uncertainty about when it will end, if things will ever be ‘normal’ again and how to cope with the ‘new normal’. For many folks, quarantine and lockdown is a blessing in disguise

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The Best Weaving Loom For You

The Best Weaving Loom For You

September 02, 2020 0 Comments

When beginning to weave, choosing what loom to buy may seem daunting.
Tapestry looms are by far the most popular loom for modern weavers and are what most artisans teach from in their weaving workshops around the globe. They are reliable, sturdy, multi-purposeful and perfect for any skill level, from the beginner weaver right up to the advanced technician.
Let it be known.. Weaving, a looms are addictive.. but a fabulous addiction to have!

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