Crafts Blog

Crafters can do anything they set their mind to. So what’s stopping you from making your own rug? There’s a whole array of techniques that can be used, so you don’t necessarily need to be a knitter or crochet pro to get in on the action. Why not grab a loom and weave your own,  make a rag rug from old pieces of fabric, or maybe even break boundaries and design one made completely from pompoms! 

For me, a home without rugs is like a window without curtains, a garden without flowers and a bedroom without a bed. Rugs aren’t simply practical items that preserve wooden floors from high heels, or provide comfort on winter’s night. Rugs make a room. They join the different elements together, create a sophisticated ambience, change the acoustics and instantly inject designer flair. At Harlequin, rugs are seen as floor art and are just as important as wallpaper and fabrics in creating design statements and an on–trend scheme.
Claire Valis, Design Director, Harlequin Group

11 Crafty DIY Rug Ideas read more

The votes are in, your favourite books have been judged and you now have your reading list sorted for the year ahead - congratulations to everyone who took part and a big thank you to our judges and readers for voting. Here are the winners…

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results read more

She might be a successful singer, radio presenter, author, journalist and festival curator to name but a few accomplishments, but Cerys Matthews still manages to find the time for a spot of crafting. Here she talks to Kayleigh Rattle about her love for all things creative, plus why she feels craft is becoming increasingly important in the digital age.

Exclusive Interview: Cerys Matthews - Why I Love To Craft read more