Friday, 24 June 2011

Nervous Stitch: knitted homewares

Nervous Stitch was conceived from knitter Jenny McHardy's love of stitched textiles, old and new. With a humorous slant, the name Nervous Stitch came from the emotional connection between people and textiles.

Jenny designs and produces a range of bespoke interior accessories. Her collection has a nostalgic illustrative feel and each piece has a story to tell; for example her newest design, Mix Tape (pictured), is the repeated image of a cassette, dedicated to those who religiously taped the charts every Sunday afternoon (you know who you are!).
The knitted cushions are made using the boldest, higest quality Scottish lambswool. For Jenny, supporting the textile industry in both Scotland and the rest of the UK is crucial.

Prices start at just under £9 for a set of vintage fabric covered buttons to £88.99 for one of her beautiful knitted cushions which we are currently coveting, available in a range of designs.

Name: Jenny McHardy
From: Scotland
Is: knitter
Brand/label: Nervous Stitch

You can buy Nervous Stitch's knitted treasures from her Etsy shop here or contact her here

Monday, 13 June 2011

Jools Yeo: jewellery

Jools Yeo is a knitter and jeweller from London. She can be found by day in the yarn department in Liberty, but by night she makes beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings by hand. They're exquisitely detailed using the most beautiful beads foraged from around the world.

Jools has recently started selling on Etsy and has just set up a blog in order to showcase her new designs.

Jools is always up for a challenge and can ascertain pretty much exactly what necklace will suit a person after just one meeting.

Prices start at £30 for simple pair of drop earrings. Her most stunning piece (in my opinion) is the green fringe necklace at £100 (pictured).

Name: Jools Yeo
From: London
Is: jeweller
Brand/label: Jools' Jewels

You can buy Jools' beautiful, individual handmade pieces on her Etsy shop here or contact her for private commissions here

Friday, 25 March 2011

Clovaknits: modern Fairisle knits

Clovaknits is a small knit business based in Inverurie in Scotland, producing a wide selection of accessories and things for the home. Angela McHardy is the brains behind it all and knits using traditional fairisle patterns but with a modern twist.
Designed and handmade in her home using Scottish lambswool, she makes bright, colourful and contemporary pieces, some of which can be personalised to make beautiful bespoke gifts. Everything is knitted and finished to order.

Prices start at £25 for a pair of her bestselling handwarmers, £50 for a long owl scarf and go up to around £60 for a cushion, with an additional charge of £10 for the personal touch.

Name: Angela McHardy
From: Scotland

Is: knitter
Brand/label: Clovaknits

You can buy these beautiful and individual handmade pieces from the Clovaknits shop on Etsy or at Notonthehighstreet

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Reader offer & competition!

Sorry we've been quiet for a while. We'll be back in action again soon. But for the time being, we have a fantastic offer for all our readers...

Black Dog Publishing are very kindly offering Craft Crunchers a 50% discount on purchases of 'Making Stuff' and 'Making Stuff for Kids'. Both usually retail at £16.95 so you'll be getting them for an absolute bargain.

If you're interested in purchasing one or both of these brilliant publications simply email with your delivery address quoting 'Craft Crunch Offer' in the subject line by the 30th September. We can't think of a better time to get into making things, so get yourself one of these books and get involved!

We also have one each of these great books up for grabs in our latest competition! To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us a photograph of something you have made recently. The best ones will be put up on Craft Crunch and the top two will win a copy of either Making Stuff or Making Stuff for Kids.

Email entries to - deadline 30th September 2009.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Rock 'n' Roll Tiddlywinks at the V&A this weekend

At a loss for something fun to do this weekend? Why not pop along to the V&A's annual Village Fete and join Lady Luck Rules OK for a game of Rock 'n' Roll Tiddlywinks?!

Lucky winners will walk away with an exclusively designed piece of Lady Luck Rules OK jewellery and losers will walk away with a cutie pie consolation prize. We love that it's a Craft Crunch friendly £3 to get in, too.

Who could say no?!

Fri 24th July: 6.30pm-10pm. Sat 25th July: 1pm-5pm. Entry: £3. Location: John Madejski garden, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7