We’re always on the lookout for new blogs to follow and new makers to watch, but there are a few craft blogs and websites that we go back to time and time again for news or some crafty inspiration.
Our authors' blogs are very high up on the list, of course, but we’ll be sharing plenty more with you about the authors in the coming weeks, so today we’ve pulled together 10 of our favourite craft blogs and websites (and trust us, there are many many more!) so that you can check them out, give them a follow and keep up to date with all things crafty too.
Folksy is primarily a site for buying and selling homemade items but we also love the interviews and Folksy Finds that they share on their blog. If you’re a maker with items to sell then their seller tips are well worth a read or you could join in on their weekly Twitter Folksy Hour. And if you love to make as a hobby then we’d definitely recommend a browse of their Folksy Finds and don’t forget to check out their offers and giveaways!
The UK Handmade news and events blog is a great place to pick up craft events all around the UK, from the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair to workshops and exhibitions. We love finding out about the UK’s best new designers and makers in their magazine, and their beautiful creations are always a great source of inspiration! We often think their book reviews are worth a read too...
This knitting and crochet blog by the lovely Lynne Rowe has loads of great book reviews that you might find handy when looking for which knitting or crochet book to buy next! Lynne also offers free patterns and is obsessed with knitting and crochet – it’s a great blog to visit if you’re a knitting and crochet lover too!
Ministry of Craft is a Manchester based craft team teaching workshops in all sorts of crafts, from sewing and jewellery making to screen printing and paper craft. Their blog is full of project stories from their Ministry Makes and craft book reviews, and they have a shop selling some lovely fabrics and buttons too. Their Pleated Fabric in Silver is all we want to wear for the party season!
This wonderful site was founded by Fiona Pullen to help sewers find local sewing shops, courses, groups and online suppliers, and you will not find a better tool! But the Sewing Directory is not only a brilliant business locater; it is also a great hub for sewing lovers with free projects, techniques, news and brilliant blog features.
This gorgeous craft blog is run by Claire from Cambridge – she has an Etsy shop with lots of lovely things to buy including her Scrabble Inspired gifts, cards and prints and some Bicycle Accessories. Her blog is a brilliant read and you should follow her on Pinterest for craft and lifestyle inspiration aplenty!
If you’ve got a few minutes to sit with a good cup of coffee or tea, then head on over to A Playful Day for some lifestyle ponderings and creative ideas. Blogger Kate writes and talks about creativity and tells stories about parenthood, recipes and the projects she’s making. It’s a lovely blog to get lost in.
Cut Out + Keep is a brilliant resource for crafters, full of step by step projects from makers in all sorts of different crafts and lifestyle topics. If you’ve got an idea for something you’d like to make but don’t know where to start, hit the search bar and you’re bound to find a project to get stuck into!
Jenny is a blogger, maker and mum of two. Her blog The Gingerbread House is full of family-friendly crafts, adventures and home projects and she has some wonderful ideas that other makers, mums and dads might like to try.
Sarah is a yarn-crafter and blogger who shares tons of patterns, tutorials and tips, reviews and all sorts of yarn-related stuff over on her blog Crafts from the Cwtch. We love her 5-step crochet hook hack and you can buy her lovely homemade items over on Love Knitting, or Ravelry.
We hope you find lots of craft ideas and inspiration in our ten craft bloggers and websites round up...But if you have a favourite craft blog or website that we missed, simply comment below and we'll be sure to check them out. Happy making!