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Claire Montgomerie

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Claire Montgomerie

Claire Montgomerie is a textile designer and teacher specialising in knitting and crochet. Her book, Knitting for Children, came out first in 2011 and we have just re-published it because the projects are so good for children learning to knit! We caught up with Claire to hear all about her knitting story and the book writing process, plus her top tips for teaching children to knit!

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Louise Kelly

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Louise Kelly

Today we're catching up with doll maker and author, Louise Kelly, who has just released her first book, Sew Your Own Dolls. Find out how Louise decides on her dolls' outfits and personalities, her top tips for beginners and the exciting things she has coming up this year! 

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Tracey Radford

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Tracey Radford

If you had a great time crafting with the kids over the Easter holidays or are looking ahead to the summer, then we hope you will love reading this interview with Tracey Radford, author of two brilliant recycled craft books for kids, blogger, maker and mum. Read on to find out about her craft journey so far and her advice for keeping little fingers busy...

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Nicki Trench

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Nicki Trench

Nicki Trench is the author of a great number of brilliant knitting and crochet books, craft workshop teacher and columnist. We caught up with Nicki to hear about her latest two books, her favourite yarn to work with and exciting things coming up over the next few months!

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Emma Brown

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Emma Brown

Emma Brown is a craft lover and crochet toy designer. Her first book, Crocheted Bears and other Animals is full of beautiful crochet patterns for homemade toys. Emma pays huge attention to detail when creating her crochet characters and their accessories, so the bears and other animals are super cute and you're bound to enjoy making these yourself at home!

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