Happy New Crafty Year!

It’s 2016 and I am sure that we have all given ourselves things that we would like to achieve in the next 12 months. Here at The Craft Collective we are no different and there are many things afoot, exciting times lie ahead.
But to kick us of I have created a-craft-a-month, where each month we will learn about a different technique and create a new project.
So that readers who want to join in with our craft-along can know in advance what craft we are doing, here is a month by month list of the craft and what equipment you will need to join in.

A Craft a Month: Craft-Along

January – Crochet Blanket


  • Selection of wool, double knit works well
  • Crochet hook – size 3.5 or 4mm

February – Air Dry Clay Bowls


  • Air Dry Clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutting tools (knife)
  • Bowl mould
  • Cotton fabric to roll out clay and mould over

March –¬†Easter Cross Stitch Cards

easter cross stitch

  • Cross stitch fabric
  • Cross stitch needle
  • Cross stitch hoop
  • Embroidery threads

April – Embroidery by hand


  • Plain cotton fabric
  • Embroidery threads
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery hoop (size can be dependant on the size of your project)

May – Paper Flowers

paper flowers

  • Paper, tissue paper, coloured paper, thin papers, newspaper, magazine paper
  • Wire for stems
  • Scissors
  • Glue

June – Bunting

grey cream bunting

  • Remnants of fabric (old cotton bed covers can work well)
  • Bias binding (At least 2.5m)
  • Pins
  • Scissors and pinking shears
  • Sewing machine

July – Picnic Napkins


  • Cotton patterned fabric of your choice
  • Ribbon or bias binding
  • Sissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine (this project can be done by hand)

August – Fabric Art


  • Fabric remnants
  • Needle and threads
  • Picture frame

September – Cushion Covers

cushion covers

  • Cotton fabric of your choice
  • Zipper to fit 18″ cushion
  • 18″ cushion insert

October – Reindeer


  • Fabric of your choice
  • Buttons for eyes
  • Buttons to attach legs
  • Felt for ears or interfacing

November – Crochet Mini Stocking Garland


  • Wool, double knits works
  • Crochet hook

December – Christmas Felted Fairies

felt fairies

  • Single felting needle
  • Felting wool
  • Felting mat
  • Pipe cleaners

So, if we are all set lets begin by talking about crochet blankets. Perfect for cosy winter evenings.

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