Tutorials

Here I’ve put together all the tutorials on the site to make them easier to find…

How To Make a T-Shirt Jersey Basket

How To Make a T-Shirt Jersey Basket

Today, I thought that I would show you how to make a coil basket from old t-shirts, as part of my Making Hard Times Good Times project. The cost of living crisis is going to have a huge impact on families like mine, who struggle to get by at the best of times. I think...

Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

aWren is always interested in what I'm making. The other day, she was looking at some samples of coil work that I had made for a tutorial and started swishing one of them about, like a ribbon twirler. We both decided that it would be fun to make one with proper...

Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

I have finally found time to write a tutorial for the woven stars, that I made at the end of October. Although I originally made these with handmade cordage, I have worked the tutorial with yarn, to make it easier for children. If you can't get hold of any willow or...

Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

This woven easter placemat tutorial, is a great way to introduce kids to weaving and all that you need to do it, is some coloured paper, scissors, ruler, pencil and glue stick. If you haven't got any paper the same size as ours, don't be put off. The measurements are...

Build a Spring Nest Tutorial

Build a Spring Nest Tutorial

Like many other people, I am really glad to see the arrival of spring. If you are hoping to welcome spring into your home, with a nature display or looking for a fun way to present easter gifts next month, then you might like to have at go at making a spring nest. You...

How to make Felt Beads

How to make Felt Beads

I thought that I would share this little tutorial on how to make felt beads. They're really easy to make and are also a great way to use up little scraps of felt. Older children will be able to make these for themselves, or you could make up a bagful of these, for...

How to make a Wrapped Stone

How to make a Wrapped Stone

I thought, that I would show you an easy tutorial for stone wrapping. I am sure that we are not the only people, who have been hit hard financially by covid restrictions this year. So, like me, you might need to make a lot of your gifts. The trouble is, homemade gifts...

How to Make a Corn Husk Doll

How to Make a Corn Husk Doll

After having a go at making a corn husk doll myself, I showed Lark (my 10 yr old) what to do, so that she could make one herself. She really enjoyed doing it and it's a shame that we don't have more husks, because I think that she would really like to have made a...

Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

I spent years looking for a simple basic biscuit recipe that would fill hungry tummies when there wasn't much left in the cupboard. This year, through looking at lots of recipes and a bit of trial and error, I have finally got it mastered. So I am going to share it...