‘Get Started In’… With Hobbycraft

Whatever crafting skill you are keen to learn, Hobbycraft is here to help. A spokesperson from Hobbycraft says it has seen an increase in traffic to its online Ideas Hub, suggesting that customers are looking for new creative ideas and projects during this time. Overall searches of kids content has also risen.

The Hobbycraft ‘Get Started In…’ series includes beginner step-by-step guides on how to start a range of crafting techniques as well as video tutorials to help along the way. The retailer has seen increased interest in knit and stitch projects in particular on its website, with the ‘knitting’ section seeing a 43% increase. Macramé and crochet have continued to be popular with search up 134% and 140% respectively as people look to take on up new hobbies and projects.

There are 16 Get Started In programmes with everything from knitting and sewing to floristry and pyrography. What are you waiting for? It’s time to ‘Get Started In…’

Crochet – there’s no better time than the present to get started in crochet, a versatile craft that’ll help you make your wardrobe truly your own or add fun flourishes to your home. Hook yourself up with the basics by clicking the video below.

Cake Decorating – take every bake to the next level by learning these top decorating tips. Master simple techniques and get to grips with the essential tools and before you know it you’ll have mastered creating everything from cookies to cakes and more. Why not try this one with the kids?

Dressmaking – it may seem daunting, but it’s easier than you think. Get to grips with using sewing patterns and learn beginner dressmaking techniques. Here’s a snapshot of the step-by-step guide to using a sewing pattern.

Macramé – Macramé is the latest trend in fashion, homeware and craft. Forget needles and hooks – you’ll just need to master a few key knots to start creating stunning macramé pieces. This knot guide, is a moving guide on the website and  shows you exactly how to get started.

Fluid Art – forget your brushes and prepare to enter the colourful world of fluid art. This is a whole new way of using acrylics to create artwork that is unique every time. Experiment with the different techniques and watch the colours flow. We promise this will have you mesmerised for hours – check out 8 techniques in the video below.

Clay Modelling – discover how to create custom home decor pieces and statement jewellery using clay. Whether you’re working with polymer or air drying clay, this guide will show you everything you need to know.

Check out www.Hobbycraft.co.uk/get-started from more!

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About Hobbycraft

Hobbycraft sells more than 25,000 arts and crafts products for hundreds of creative activities, from art, baking, home craft, papercraft, knitting, sewing, kids’ crafts and model making, to accessories for weddings, celebrations and much more.  For more information visit www.hobbycraft.co.uk

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