Six Skeins / The Feminine Touch Collaboration

Etsy Teams are useful for many things, and Craft Britannia is no exception. When you join a team, you’ll have access to Etsy colleagues’ knowledge, experience and friendship. Oh, and did I mention it makes it a lot easier to find someone to collaborate with? Collaborations are great. They’re a way to come up with…

Summer at Craft Britannia

August is upon us and, unfortunately, the weather has been a little bit dreary. (Why do the British always look forward to a glorious summer, only to be disappointed?) Anyway, we’ve searched through the team shops and found some gloriously summery items to brighten up your day! Summery floral bunting from Aisling Designs Pretty flower…

CIJ Featured Shop: No Ditto Designs

Lisa from No Ditto Designs prides herself on creating one of a kind pieces of jewellery, hence the ‘No Ditto’ in her shop name! Lisa is a trained silver smith and jewellery designer, she found a passion for jewellery; as sentimental items, or an accessory to coordinate with whatever outfit one chooses. Lisa likes to…

CIJ Featured Shop: Six Skeins

Steph from Six Skeins is a lifelong knitter and crocheter, and more recently a self-taught indie yarn-dyer. She loves to kettle-dye and hand-paint vibrant colours and is always amazed by the myriad of shades resulting from mixing them in the dye pot. Steph has a need for supersoft non-itchy yarns to wear against her own…

CIJ Featured Shop: Erinnies

Emma from Erinnies has always enjoyed drawing, doodling and creating handmade items. As her children have grown, she has been lucky enough to find the time to be able to teach myself how to screen print. She has also recently ventured into the world of laser cutting which has opened up a lot more creative possibilities. The…

CIJ Featured Shop: The Feminine Touch

Sandra from The Feminine Touch is a designer and creator of high quality knitwear & home decor. She is our resident celebrity after having her patterns published in some bestselling knitting magazines. Sandra has been crafting for a while now, in her younger days, she remembers sewing new outfits for Friday night outs with the…

CIJ Featured Shop: Wendy’s Glass House

Wendy is the artist and owner of Wendy’s Glass House. This small business was born while Wendy was on maternity leave with her second child. Wendy spent 5 years working on an American Summer Camp as Wendy Art, the camp director couldn’t believe she was moving once she had graduated to become a Statistician. Wendy…

CIJ Featured Shop: The Yarn Owl’s Nest

Alice from The Yarn Owl’s Nest was taught to knit when she was a young girl, her Gran handed down the vital skills. Although taking a break from knitting during her teenage years, Alice picked up the needles again during her first pregnancy. She enjoyed knitting for both her children as they grew older, she…

CIJ Featured Shop: Ffigys Designs

Shirley from Ffigys Designs started crafting when she was just 4 years old, and has since tried almost every craft there is! A gift of tools and materials in 2011 opened up the world of jewellery-making to Shirley. She enjoyed beading so much that soon she had mountains of jewellery and so decided, in 2013,…

CIJ Featured Shop: Kitty Kanzashi

Kitty Kanzashi’s shop is truly adorable – she makes floral accessories using the Tsumami technique. This is a Japanese style of folding squares of fabric into petals which are then used to make flowers. From Kitty’s ‘About Me’ page… My love for tsumami kanzashi making came about when I just started to collect kimono. There…

CIJ Featured Shop: LifeCovers

Tweed, Tweed and more Tweed! Sally creates all of her wares with original Harris Tweed, she fell in love with the material while visiting the Outer Hebrides in Scotland where the tweed is made from start to finish. This is the only fabric in the world that is still traditionally handwoven and yet sold in…

CIJ Featured Shop: Billie Makes

Belinda from Billie Makes is a lady of many talents! She makes jewellery, including bridal wear as well as small sewn items such as make up bags, handbags, tote bags, phone/ipad and kindle cases and her new line of tableware items: coasters and placemats. As of the end of April 2015, Belinda retired from her…