Categories / Books, Film and TV

Clangers: Make the Clangers and Their Planet with 15 Easy Step-by-step Projects


Peter Firmin is the co-founder of Smallfilms, which produced classic children's television programs Clangers, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine and Bagpuss. Now he's letting you in on the secret with Clangers: Make the Clangers and Their Planet with 15 Easy Step-by-step Projects.

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Categories / Books, Women's Fashion

Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomerie

Vintage knitting
If you were inspired by Marnie Fogg's book on Vintage Knitwear and want to be able to recreate some of the looks yourself, there's another book you might want to invest in: Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomerie.

The book features 30 knitting projects relating to trends and knitwear looks dating from between the 1900s and 1980s and reinventing them to work as part of a contemporary wardrobe. There's plenty of visual inspiration too: as well as plenty of images, there's a look at how different classic knitwear styles have been reinterpreted over the decades. 

With 176 pages, this seems like a bit of a bargain, especially as you can currently buy it for £9.79 from Amazon

Categories / Homeware

John Lewis Oradea Sewing Stool


Crafters rejoice, John Lewis has created this large Oradea sewing stool which also doubles up as a basket to store all your sewing equipment.

The retro 1950s-style Oradea pattern is pretty yet quirky and it has a padded lid and handmade embroidered satin jacquard finish. Inside, it's fully satin lined and includes a sewing tray to keep your essentials tidy and safe.

Once again John Lewis has created something beautiful, handy and with multi-uses. Get yours online for £60 but hurry as we might get there first.