Category Archives: Craft + film

Hurrah for Edith Head!

I love a good Google doodle, and today’ tribute to costume designer Edith Head is marvellous.


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Illustrated Cher. WHATEVER.

Cher by OhGoshCindy

(via Domestic Sluttery)

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My new Pinterest board: when craft meets telly and film

My new favourite pastime – collecting handmade stuff related to shows such as Breaking Bad (especially Breaking Bad).

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A knitted Steve McQueen. Obvs.


(From Helen at

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Handmade Nation gets an airing in London.


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April 4, 2013 · 8:35 am

Stitched Stories: the documentary

Please watch this. It was previewed at the London Design Festival this week at the Fine Cell Work pop-up shop in London. (I chaired the panel debate after – it was a LOT of fun.)

Stitched Stories, by Rachel Tavenor, features the following: Neil, a former prisoner whose life was changed by FCW, Sarah Corbett, the founder of the Craftivist Collective, and Jessica Aldred, a FCW embroidery tutor who is also the c0-author of Adventures in Needlework.

(And if you want to read more about Fine Cell Work, read this lovely piece by Huma Qureshi on

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Tori Spelling is like, totally getting her craft on.

Love her or hate her, you still totally want to be her: she’s hosting a new show, Craft Wars.

‘As a lifelong crafter, I love how crafting gives you the opportunity to really express yourself and show your creativity. It’s an amazing outlet and nothing shows love more than something homemade,’ she said.

It’s like music to your ears, right?

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This is KTC in Berlin.

Until I watched it again, I TOTALLY forgot how cold I was doing it.

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Introducing the Craft Awards …

Dear People Who Make and Those Who Don’t,

I would very much like your assistance. I’m working on a little craft project – nothing out of ordinary there – and think you are all the best people to help. What with the fact you are all funny, clever, handsome old chaps.

I’d love your nominations for my craft awards.

I’m looking for you to nominate celebrities, fictional film and book characters, actors, authors, musicians, script writers, directors, presenters, and well-known people for their services to craft, GOOD OR BAD. Does Julie Roberts deserve a craft Oscar or a wooden spoon for her services to knitting? What about Allsopp? Which authors bring craft alive with their writing? And which deserve the craft equivalent of the Bed Sex literary prize?

Any nominations, however silly, however serious, very welcome, emailed with your name and contact details to No matter if you’re a hardcore knitter or you’ve never picked up a needle and thread in your life… everyone’s opinion is equal.

All will be revealed in the end, I promise…

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Tom Hanks is such a knitting cad.

‘Co-star and director Tom Hanks, who played a prank on actress Julia Roberts while shooting their new film ‘Larry Crowne’, recorded the whole act on camera and is using it to promote the film. Hanks had asked everyone on the set to knit with needles and skeins of yarn, just to catch Roberts’ interest in the act. He called on everyone to gather up before the actress showed up for work and take a quick lesson in knitting so that everyone had known what they were doing when his leading lady arrived.’ More over at Contact Music.

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