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Posted on September 28, 2016 There have been 0 comments

The Handmade Fair 2016!

We had a wonderful time last weekend at The Handmade Fair, it was great to meet so many of you and see some of the other beautiful stands. Oh, and sell one or two books too. We had books from across our whole range available and it was great to see what people were enjoying throughout the weekend.

Since we’re in a generous mood, we thought it would be nice to share some projects from the our Handmade Fair bestsellers; the books that proved most popular across the weekend. This list really has to begin with our latest book from Fiona Goble: the adorable Knitted Animal Cozies. You might have spotted a couple of samples from the book on the stand, and all weekend we had people asking where they could find the patterns. Well, here’s one for you!

Knitted Hedgehog Tea Cosy – get the full pattern here.


With autumn most definitely here this week, we’re sure lots of you are turning to crochet patterns for chic and stylish ways to keep cosy, and this was reflected in the popularity of Modern Crochet Shawls & Wraps by Laura Strutt which flew off the shelves! Head over to Laura’s website to find the pattern for this gorgeous shawl.

Stash Buster Stripes - get the full pattern here.


During the fair, a few of you mentioned how nice it was to see lots of our books catering for crafting beginners, and it’s true! Whether knitting, crochet or even origami, we had books for all skill levels. Beginner stitchers were loving Emma Hardy’s Learn to Sew and if you didn’t manage to pick one up at the fair, head over to The Sewing Directory to find the instructions for this lovely knitting bag.

Knitting Bag Project - find the instructions here.


Last, but by no means least, to no-one’s surprise ScandiKitchen: Fika & Hygge by Brontë Aurell was our runaway best-seller on the food side of things.

Check out a recipe for Success Cake on our blog here.

We hope you had as much fun as we did at The Handmade Fair, and if you’d like to see a little more of what we got up to, check out this video on our MAKE youtube channel!

Happy making!




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