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Welcome to Crafty Guides

With our Crafty Guides, learning a new craft or enhancing your existing craft skills couldn’t be easier. Created to provide the foundation for your learning, each guide covers what the craft is to the tools, supplies and skills you will need. Plus, there are resources, tutorials and tips available to help you whenever you need them.

Try your hand at a new craft or enhance your knowledge with the support of our Crafty Guides and enjoy a life more creative.

Papercraft Guides

Have you ever asked yourself “what is decoupage?” or “what is die-cutting?” Perhaps you remember crafting cards at school using quilling – we loved doing this! - but don’t remember exactly how you did it. Find the answers to these questions and more, plus helpful materials, including a paper and cardstock weight guide, an envelope size chart, a paper size chart and even a chart showing which types of glues and adhesives are the best for your project, within our papercraft guides.

Sewing Guides

Whether you’re picking up a needle and thread for the first time, brushing up your stitching knowledge and skills, or looking for answers to common sewing questions, such as “what are the different types of fabrics and which ones are best for my sewing project?”, “what is cross stitch?” and “What are the different types of sewing machine?” , our sewing guides have you covered. Learn how to cross stitch, how to read sewing patterns, quilting for beginners and more!

Baking Guides

Before you start whipping up something tasty, take the time to make sure you’ve got the equipment and information you need for your bakes. With the help of our baking guides, you can learn about the different types of baking pans; get handy cake decorating tips; master our method for tempering dark, milk or white chocolate; and measure out your ingredients following our baking conversion chart, plus more!

Jewellery Making Guides

Love the idea of crafting your own jewellery? Get answers to questions such as “What do I need to start making jewellery?” and “what are jewellery findings?”, with the help of our jewellery-making guides. Learn about the different tools and supplies you will need, including the types of beads for jewellery making, and get started with our basic jewellery making techniques!

Knitting and Crochet Guides

With our guides on knitting and crochet, you’ll be hooked on crochet and knitting up a storm in no time! Learn everything you need to know to get started with crochet or knitting, including how to read crochet patterns and how to read knitting patterns. Don’t forget to check out our yarn weights chart, crochet hook size chart and knitting needles conversion chart to ensure you have the right supplies for your projects.