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Welcome...

...to Craft Academy – a super hub of crafting knowledge and expertise. Here, you’ll find an abundance of New To You and Craft Academy video tutorials across a range of crafts, alongside our brand new range of Crafty Guides. Suiting beginner and intermediate crafters alike, our aim is to educate, advise and inspire, allowing you to further your skills in your favourite craft or try something entirely new. With Craft Academy, it’s so easy to increase your crafting repertoire!

New To You

Our New To You videos cater for those looking to try a new craft or technique. Featuring a range of video tutorials to teach you the basics across each of our craft categories, you’ll find a wealth of information extensively covering all you need to know to start out in craft. Our ever-popular craft experts supply you with specialist buying tips and step-by-step product tutorials, advise you on which craft supplies ensure professional-looking results, and provide beginner’s introductions to a range of techniques. With this terrific range of videos, there’s truly no better way to have a go at something that’s New To You!

Academy Videos

Our Craft Academy videos are all about togetherness, inspiration and creativity, catering for those looking to further their craft skills. Featuring a whole host of video tutorials across each of our craft categories, you’ll find a wealth of information extensively covering all you need to know to advance in craft. Our ever-popular craft experts and presenters aim to take your crafting to another level with detailed how-to projects, introductions to first-rate craft supplies and in-depth technique walkthroughs. With this tremendous range of classroom-style videos, there’s truly no better way to increase your crafting repertoire!

Crafty Guides

Our Crafty Guides cater for those looking to try a new craft or extend their existing skills. Featuring a range of guides across Papercrafting, Sewing and Baking, you’ll find a wealth of information extensively covering all you need to know. In our Buying Guides, we aim to make purchasing craft supplies that little bit easier, providing detailed information, comparisons and buying tips. Whereas in our Beginner’s Guides, we take you step-by-step through various crafting techniques and processes, highlighting everything you need to know to ensure you always produce professional-looking results!

  • Papercraft Machines Buying Guide

    There are so many different elements of Papercrafting that it can sometimes be a little bewildering. But we know one thing for sure – Papercraft Machines certainly make life easier! But which machine is best to suit your personal needs? Here, we aim to unscramble the technical...

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    Stamping Beginner’s Guide

    Thinking about learning a new craft? Do you want your papercraft creations to come alive in a matter of seconds? Then stamping may well be the perfect technique for you! Stamping is an extremely simple process – in basic terms, it's the process of precisely replicating an...

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    Card Making Beginner’s Guide

    Card Making is by far the UK's favourite type of project amongst papercrafters – it's such an important part of our culture to express our thoughts and sentiment to those we care about! We make cards for literally any occasion we can think of; whether it's for our partner on...

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  • Glues and Adhesives Buying Guide

    It's difficult to complete a papercraft project without some form of glue or adhesive holding the different components together. As it's one of the key items in your craft kit, it's important you purchase high quality glue that you know you can always rely on. While some adhesives are...

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    Paper and Card Buying Guide

    It's difficult to complete a papercraft project without some form of glue or adhesive holding the different components together. As it's one of the key items in your craft kit, it's important you purchase high quality glue that you know you can always rely on. While some adhesives are...

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    Zentangle Beginner’s Guide

    Enjoy relaxing? Like being creative? Then Zentangle is the amazing discovery you'll wish you made years ago! Zentangle is a simple and intuitive technique that absolutely anyone can use to create unique and beautiful images with ease. You don't need to be an artist or illustrator – it...

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  • Scrapbooking Beginner’s Guide

    Scrapbooking is the art of encapsulating your most cherished memories into an album, telling a different story on each page so that you and your loved ones can relive and enjoy them again in the future. Although photos are a primary element, scrapbooks work...

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    Sewing Machine Buying Guide

    Whether you're new to sewing or a seasoned stitcher, investing in a Sewing Machine is a momentous occasion! But what is a sewing machine, and how does it work? The basic ideology behind a sewing machine is stitching two or more pieces of fabric together using...

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    Fabric Buying Guide

    Deciding upon a fabric is probably one of the hardest, yet most exciting decisions you'll have to make when beginning a new sewing project. The two biggest questions you need to ask yourself are 'what material should I use?' and 'how much fabric do I realistically need?' – choosing...

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  • Sewing Patterns Buying Guide

    When creating your own clothing, accessories or home décor items, Sewing Patterns most definitely make the task a whole lot easier. Not only are you supplied with pattern pieces, a pattern layout and instructions, but you also receive an incredible amount of useful...

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    Bakeware Buying Guide

    Has The Great British Bake Off spawned a hunger to prove your baking skills to your friends and family? Well there's no knead to worry, we're here to help you rise to the occasion! Whether you're prone to producing soggy bottoms, you regularly whip up half-baked cakes...

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    Cake Decorating Beginner’s Guide

    So there's a special event coming up and you've been asked to sort out the cake – but a ready-made cake just won't do. You need to celebrate the occasion in style, and what better way to show your appreciation to a loved one than by baking and decorating your own...

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