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  1. Kid's Crafts for February Half Term

    Kid's Crafts for February Half Term
    It doesn't seem too long since we had a break for Christmas but in the next few weeks the kids will be off school again for half term. With the weather turning particularly cold recently, it is inevitable that they are going to have to spend a lot of the holiday indoors. This is the best time for children to...
  2. Crafts to take up in the New Year

    When it comes to New Year, people like to make resolutions about giving up things such as drink and unhealthy food. Instead of giving up something this year, I think it would be a great idea to start something new. It is always rewarding having a hobby and Craft projects are a great hobby to begin in the New Year...
  3. Kid's Crafts for Easter

    Now that the clocks have gone forward, we are truly into spring and next week is the beginning of most children's spring break from school which includes the easter bank holiday. The majority of school holidays at this time are over two weeks and this can be a long time to keep the children amused, especially if the weather is...
  4. Crafts for Children

    The thought of the clocks springing forward this weekend fills me with joy. Spring is on its way. I just love this time of year, the buds on the trees and the daffodils are a sure sign that everything is coming back to life. As well as the promise of warmer days ahead, we can also celebrate Mothers day this...
  5. Crafts for Fabrics

    Here at Calico Laine we have a large collection of different Craft items suitable for a variety of different projects. Some of our Crafts include card making, cross stitching kits and knitting accessories which are all suitable for a wide range of different projects and also can be used by all ages from small children to the older generation. Neon...
  6. Crafts - Quilting

    Quilting is one of many Crafts that dates back centuries, with the earliest piece of quilting dating back to around 3400BC; a padded garment depicted on an ivory statue of an Egyptian pharaoh. The word 'quilt' is taken from the latin word 'culcita' meaning stuffed sack and the technique of quilting has been part of the needlework tradition in Europe...
  7. Crafts - Knitting Accessories

    Knitting is a one of the most popular Crafts for customers at Calico Laine and people of all ages are taking it up as a hobby, knitting clothes and accessories throughout the year and not just in the winter months as you would expect. Knitting has been a Craft for centuries, with the first evidence of knitting believed to be from Egypt...
  8. UK Craft Supplier - The rise of the craft business

    In the last ten years, the number of designer makers has increased and we are seeing a continuing trend for handmade items as opposed to mass manufactured items. With online marketplaces sites such as Etsy and Folksy giving people the opportunity to sell their handmade crafts both in the UK and internationally; the number of crafters is building. Crafts allow...
  9. Calico Laine: The Rewarding UK Craft Supplier

    As a UK Craft Supplier, here at Calico Laine, we recognise how many people there are that enjoy dressmaking and how many people love making hand crafted works of art as a hobby. As a result of this we not only have our two stores open to the public but our website so that everyone within the EU has access...
  10. Calico Laine - A UK Craft Supplier

    As well as being a well known supplier of fabric and haberdashery, Calico Laine is a UK Craft Supplier and is a 'go to' place for many local customers for all their craft supplies such as cards, paints and craft tools. For those customers who aren't local to our Neston or Liscard stores we offer a delivery service with our mail order website and...

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