Category: Hobbies

Online class: Painting With Watercolors

Online class: Painting With Watercolors Everything you need to start painting with watercolors. WHAT YOU GET 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and reference images 5+ hours of close-up instruction Answers to student questions from instructor Kateri Ewing CLASS OVERVIEW Colour your world with watercolors! Join expert Kateri Ewing in this comprehensive beginner’s class as she helps you navigate all the basics. You’ll explore a range of tools and...Read more

Monopoly’s big vote -eight classic game pieces battle for survival!

2017-03-21 14:37:49

Perhaps the top hat is a little out of date?, but times are changing down at Hasbro, the parent company behind the perennially popular board game Monopoly. Now that Monopoly has reached the grand age of 82, besides the astronomical inflation in property prices apparently the pieces themselves require a revamp? So the idea pops-up; an online vote to determine which pieces stay and which go! A quick recap (to save you digging the Monopoly board out of the cupboard)...Read more

Machine Quilting in Sections-online course

2017-03-19 15:30:19

You piece your quilts in sections, so why not quilt them that way too? Join author Marti Michell and discover clever joining techniques to quilt your quilts in smaller, more manageable sections on your own machine. Meet quilter Marti Michell and get started by learning her genius method for dividing the batting, not the quilt, to help you maneuver large projects with ease. Then find out how to seamlessly re-attach the batting so no one will ever know!Did you know...Read more

How to secure you Royal Mail David Bowie Stamps

2017-01-30 18:14:43

Just over a year ago the world lost one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time; David Bowie to cancer (10th January 2016) The Royal Mail has announced it will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie available on 14th March 2017. The stamps are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release. The Limited edition marks the...Read more

Artisan bread making with Peter Reinhart

2017-01-21 14:17:49

Sometimes it's the simple meals that are the most delicious,hard to beat the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread? Do you find on trips to the Mediterranean, dipping those delicious breads into the olive oil or Aioli is the perfect way to enjoy a glass of red wine or an icy cold beer? If you're a keen bread maker or even a total novice this on-line video course will be of interest. Join Peter Reinhart, baking instructor at Johnson &...Read more

Master knitting at speed with Continental Knitting

Speed is your friend! There's very few knitters out there who wouldn't love a little more speed? increasing your pace and efficiency will assist in ditching hand strain and add to your enjoyment of knitting. If your knitting activity is being curtailed by the aches –you’re not alone. A high percentage of knitters cite fatigue as the number one reason for projects taking longer than expected. If your aim is to knit faster and more efficiently join instructor and designer...Read more

Quilting with confidence

2017-01-20 14:53:03

Whether you’re new to quilting or an avid fan The-boomers have teamed-up with those wonderful people at Craftsy to introduce you to the myriad of on-line courses built to improve your quilting craft. Quilt-making questions answered by quilting instructor and author Laura Nownes, all in easily accessible on-line video lessons. Watch Laura's advice for : Selecting a pattern Tools Fabric After this you then discover how to cut fabric of all dimensions accurately and efficiently. After covering those fundamentals, Laura...Read more

Craft holidays for the over 50s

Craft holidays for the over 50s Are you contemplating a trip where you can not only relax but hone your talents towards your favourite arts & crafts? A craft holiday is a terrific way to meet new friends and perhaps turn your hand to new skills, whether a novice or experienced in your chosen craft there are plenty of options open to you. Home or overseas, duration of stay, individual craft or taster courses? Here are a few to consider....Read more


2016-05-20 20:53:38

Papercutting The best in papercutting. Have you seen an advert for a new car company called CarWow, it looks like a great idea for buying a car but what struck us was their fabulous ad. The advert features a spinning wheel which revolves to take you through the most stunning papercutting art to explain how the company works: ‘Wheel-o-trope’Director: Richard Chaney Papercutting has evolved at an incredible rate over the last few years with arts ts now producing the...Read more