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Win a Concrete Kit from Cosy Craft Club

Win a Concrete Kit from Cosy Craft Club

I’ve always been a huge advocate on the benefits of crafting. I love to have a couple of projects on the go and find they are a great way of soothing my mind after a long day. It doesn’t matter if it’s creative colouring, hand sewing, paper cutting or trying something new on my Cricut – I love the act of creating something, especially if I can put the finished piece up on the wall, or gift it to someone. If you want to find out more about the benefits then read 4 reasons craft is good for you on the Crafts Council website.

Modern craft kits from Cosy Craft Club

As well as long-term craft projects, like my Shipping Forecast quilt, I often treat myself to a crafty subscription box. A monthly craft kit is such a fun way to discover a new craft, and is a great way of making something without having to invest in a lot of supplies. I was kindly gifted the latest craft box subscription from Cosy Craft Club. They send out beautiful modern craft kits from talented makers so subscribers can try a different craft every month.

The kit I received was a Concrete Kit from It contained everything needed to make my own concrete pot, as well as a candle to go inside it! I was really excited to receive this kit as I reviewed a book about crafting with concrete a few years ago but never got round to trying anything from it.

The Concrete Kit

Everything I needed was inside the box and I couldn’t wait to get started. It was a lot simpler than I thought.

Concrete Kit from Cosy Craft Club

I mixed the sand and concrete powder with water, then divided the mixture into two bags so I could add some black dye to half of the mixture. This stage was a little messy so I made sure to cover the table – and I wish I’d worn disposable gloves!

concrete subscription kit

There were two cardboard containers in the kit, one to pour the concrete into, with a smaller container to make the mould for the candle. I poured the original concrete into the larger container, adding the black concrete on top. I used tape to hold the smaller cup in place whilst the concrete set, and left it to dry for 48 hours.

homemade concrete candle holder

After 48 hours I carefully removed the cardboard container from inside the concrete pot (so it could be used to make the candle). I removed the larger cardboard container too and admired my concrete pot. I love the imprint from the mould I used and think it makes it really unique.

The candle was easy to make as I only needed to microwave the wax flakes in the container and pour it into the container. I made sure to place the wick inside the mould, keeping it in place with a small stick. The candle was left to dry overnight to make sure it had set.

I loved this craft kit. The instructions were easy to follow, everything I needed was included and the end result was a unique candle holder. or little pot when the candle is finished.

Win a Concrete Kit from Cosy Craft Club

I’ve teamed up with Cosy Craft Club and one reader of the gingerbread house can win the same Concrete Kit that I made. This is a great kit for people who love to craft and try new things.

To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 21st April. The winners name will appear on this post. If you’re not lucky enough to win this giveaway then why not sign up to the Cosy Craft Club so you can hear all about their latest modern craft kit.

Don’t forget to check out my other giveaways on my competition page.

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  • Reply
    Annabel Greaves
    April 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I would love to try knitting, I used to do it as a child and would love to relearn

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      Pauline Lamont
      April 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      This would be awesome especially with the situation just now

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      Sharon Everett
      April 21, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      I would love to try diamond painting ♥

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    melanie stirling
    April 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I would like to learn how to crochet.

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    charlie pope
    April 1, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    lino cutting

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    ashleigh allan
    April 1, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I would like to learn to sew!

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    Iain maciver
    April 1, 2020 at 5:20 pm


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    April 1, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I would like to learn how to crochet.

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    Alice Dixon
    April 1, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I’d like to start crochet

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      Karen Stirling
      April 17, 2020 at 9:50 am

      I’ve always wanted to try dressmaking.

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    kim neville
    April 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Would like to try rug making

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    Suan Watts
    April 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    I would love to make bags

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    April 1, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Would like to try felting and make some of those cool little animals

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    April 1, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I am trying really hard to learn crochet, can’t get the hang of it. Love knitting though

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    Fiona jk42
    April 1, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I would love to learn how to do sashiko, the Japanese embroidery / repair / embellishment technique.

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    Susie Wilkinson
    April 1, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I would love to be able to create fancy decorated cakes, there’s some absolutely fabulous designs out there!

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    Susan Smith
    April 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Would love to give Glass Painting a go

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    Angie McDonald
    April 1, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I’d love to give pottery a go!

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    Julia Kerr
    April 1, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I’d like to get back in to my baking after having to stop due to my health, and to learn new skills involved in decorating etc

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    lynn neal
    April 1, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I would love to learn to embroider

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    April 2, 2020 at 12:19 am

    silk painting or stained glass window making

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    Peter Watson
    April 2, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I’d like to try cardmaking.

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    amy Simpson
    April 2, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Candle Making x

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    Ursula Hunt
    April 2, 2020 at 10:12 am

    i would like to learn how to paint

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    Susan B
    April 2, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    What a great kit.
    I smocked when I was a student so would like to try my hand at that again as I have forgotten all the stitches.

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    Mel Pennie
    April 2, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I’d love to learn how to use a sewing machine so I can run up my own curtains, cushion covers and little doggie bandanas for our Cavapoo!

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    Chris Andrews
    April 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Tell me what new craft you would like to try this year.
    l would love to become proficient in pyrography

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    Margaret Clarkson
    April 2, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I would like to learn how to crochet

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    Lorna Ledger
    April 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Crochet, or calligraphy, Thanks for the chance!

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    Kristie Metcalfe
    April 2, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I would like to try knitting again as well as making my own candles

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    Hayley F
    April 2, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I’d like to learn calligraphy. I have some books and pens but always put it off because I’m to scared x

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    fiona waterworth
    April 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I am determined to learn sewing

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    Carolyn E
    April 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I want to learn how to make stained glass windows

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    Patricia Avery
    April 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I’d love to have a go at quilling although it looks a bit fiddly you can get some stunning results for cards etc

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    Ruth Harwood
    April 3, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Crochet is something I’d love to learn xx

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    Sharon Hirst
    April 3, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Cross stitching. I have a kit have been wanting to try for a while

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    Ray Dodds
    April 3, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Love to win concrete prize

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    April 3, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Marbling with paint

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    Rachel Butterworth
    April 3, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Needle felting

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    Natalie Burgess
    April 3, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Id love to finally learn how to knit xx

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    April 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I want to learn how to make bath bombs!

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    April 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm


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    Keith Hunt
    April 5, 2020 at 12:56 am


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    Mark R
    April 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I am just beginning with rock painting.

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    claire woods
    April 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I’d like to do crochet

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    Julie Ward
    April 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I would love to paint and decorate, if thats a craft

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    Michelle Ferguson
    April 5, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I would like to learn to knit

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    Margaret Gallagher
    April 6, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Crochet would be brill

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    Dale Dow
    April 6, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I’d love to spend some time on papercutting, you can get some lovely images with it

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    Amy Bondoc
    April 6, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    id love to try knittnig!

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    Tina H
    April 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try crafting with concrete for ages. I’d love to make plant pots. I’d also love to try paper cutting this year.

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    bex allum
    April 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    We would love to leanring pottery.

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    Kim M
    April 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Felting looks good – would love to try x

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    Kim Carberry
    April 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I would like to learn how to knit x

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    Helen Arlow
    April 7, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I remember when I was a little girl, my nana tried to reach me how to crochet. I’m going to try to learn how x

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    Rebecca Smith
    April 7, 2020 at 5:36 pm


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    Sarah Fielding
    April 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Card making for sure!

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    April 8, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to try making pottery as it looks so much fun

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    April 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Hello, I would like to try calligraphy this year. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Sky Bright
    April 8, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    My calligraphy could do with some improving

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    Jo F
    April 9, 2020 at 8:31 am

    I’d love to try some seaglass jewellery making

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    April 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Cross stitch

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    Colin Gault
    April 9, 2020 at 4:05 pm


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    Angela Muir
    April 10, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I would love to crochet

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    Amanda w
    April 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I really want to learn how to knit! My mum tried to teach me when I was little but I could never grasp it!!

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    Monica Gilbert
    April 11, 2020 at 12:51 am

    I want to learn simple bookmaking. I have a kit that I haven’t tried yet.

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    David Allen
    April 11, 2020 at 9:55 am

    pottery for me – been watching it on TV – looks fab

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    Keith Hunt
    April 11, 2020 at 10:42 am


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    kay sherman
    April 11, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    i would love to be able to knit

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    April 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I want to learn tunisian crochet this year!

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    Maria P
    April 12, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I would love to try pebble painting – I collected some lovely peaces long time ago at the beach, just perfect to add some colours

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    Louise Fairweather
    April 13, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I would like to learn to crochet

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    Laura Lee
    April 16, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I have started diamond art painting and love it- it really helps with my anxiety levels. This looks a lot of fun aswell though

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    Amy D
    April 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I can crochet but can’t knit so I’d like to try learn to knit, I want to make clothes like a jumper and feel knitting would look better and use less yarn and time (possibly)

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    Nicola McC
    April 16, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I’d like to learn to crochet. I’m trying to learn during lockdown, but so far it’s not going too well!

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    Francesca Harrod
    April 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I didn’t even know concrete craft was a thing – I AM SO EXCITED!! I love my brutalist architecture and bf got me a little concrete F for my side of the bed – fingers crossed, I would love to try!!!!!

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    Corinne Peat
    April 16, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I have always wanted to be able to crochet.

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    Susan Hoggett
    April 16, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I really want to make cards

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    Kirsten Barthy
    April 16, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Decoupage to make some art for my lounge

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    Jo m welsh
    April 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I would like to try card making there are some fantastic homemade cards designs I’d like to attempt

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    April 17, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I would like to try felting

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    Katrina Adams
    April 17, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I’d really like to try bead looming and sewing.

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    Marie Rungapadiachy
    April 17, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I would love to try ink painting this year.

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    Debbie Smith
    April 18, 2020 at 9:28 am

    pottery looks so interesting also glass blowing and hat making x

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    Paul Brown
    April 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

    hazel fence making

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    donna jones
    April 18, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Would like to try rug making

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    Rachel Lewis
    April 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    I want to give pottery a go.

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    Nadine Holland
    April 18, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I’d like to try soap or candle making, and fill my home with lovely smells.

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    Sandra Foreman
    April 18, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Knitting i can crotchet but struggle with knitting

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    Paul Meulen
    April 18, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Something to do with resin casting

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    Pam Smith
    April 19, 2020 at 6:28 am

    I’d like to learn how to crochet

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    Angela Kelly
    April 19, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Well, this above! I didn’t even know it was a thing until I read the post!

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    jo liddement
    April 19, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I would love to learn mosaics and make myself a wall hanging for out in the garden

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    Gemma Middleton
    April 19, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I have always wanted to learn to crochet. It seems pretty easy I should probably learn whilst on lock down.

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    Elaine Stokes
    April 19, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    i want to learn how to weave, make my own fabric

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    Karen R
    April 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    I’d love to get back into Quilling xx

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    Sheri Darby
    April 19, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    I would love to learn to crochet

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    Mandy Betts
    April 19, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I wouldn’t mind learning to knit

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    Pam Gregory
    April 19, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    I’d like to give cardmaking a go

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    Mandy Doherty
    April 19, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I’d love to learn to crochet

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    Jade Brookman
    April 19, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Candle making 🥰

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    Victoria Bazley
    April 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I haven’t tried die cutting yet so would like to do that next.

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    April 20, 2020 at 12:15 am

    I would love to learn to crochet properly

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    Patricia Barrett
    April 20, 2020 at 12:36 am

    I would like to try knitting and crochet.

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    Adrian Bold
    April 20, 2020 at 2:04 am

    I’d like to try my hand at card making.

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    Rachel Craig
    April 20, 2020 at 4:51 am


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    Victoria Easton
    April 20, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Pyrography – something really different!

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    Jessica Barber
    April 20, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I really want to try paper cutting and tie-dyeing!

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    April 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    I would like to learn willing.

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    April 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    the joys of predictive spelling.. .I want to learn quilling!

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    Patrick Moran
    April 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to learn how to sow this year

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    Emily Hutchinson
    April 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    candle making

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    Stef Acaster
    April 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I’d like to try jewellery making

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    Laura Napier
    April 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Id love to learn calligraphy or wood etching

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    Ian Yates
    April 20, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I’d like to go in for modelling before my fingers become just too chubby!

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    Jo Nichol
    April 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Candle making

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    Wendy Guy
    April 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm


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    Katie Coggan
    April 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I would love to try paper cutting…. one of the few crafts I haven’t tried yet

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    Laura Green
    April 20, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    id love to get back into crochet

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    Erica Hughes
    April 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I’d like to learn knitting.

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    Laura Pritchard
    April 20, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Painting by numbers.

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    Jane Robertson
    April 20, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Lino printing in order to make cards to make people smile again.

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    Charlotte Wilde
    April 20, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    i’m going to have a go at crochet

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    Angela Sharp
    April 20, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Knitting, it’s been many years.

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    laura stewart
    April 20, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    want to try and make some pictires for my house xx

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    Kerry Smith
    April 20, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve just started felting. I’m very much a beginner her but I love it

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    Leanne Hansell
    April 21, 2020 at 6:24 am

    I would love to learn how to crochet.

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    Jules page
    April 21, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Card making,

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    vicki reis
    April 21, 2020 at 7:01 am


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    michelle o'neill
    April 21, 2020 at 7:02 am

    I have been able to knit since i can remember, but i dont know how to crochet, so would like to learn

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    Olga carpentet
    April 21, 2020 at 7:35 am


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    Carol Boffey
    April 21, 2020 at 8:19 am

    great giveaway

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    Kristy Fallon
    April 21, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. Would like to try Amigurumi

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    Debra Walker
    April 21, 2020 at 8:57 am

    I Would love to try Painting

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    April 21, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I’m going to give resin cast jewellery making a go!

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    Sandra Fortune
    April 21, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Glass painting

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    April 21, 2020 at 9:28 am

    id love to learn dressmaking

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    Claire Reavy
    April 21, 2020 at 9:31 am

    cake decorating or cross stitch

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    Philip Rogers
    April 21, 2020 at 10:48 am

    This lockdown has given me chances to revisit many of my crafts and strangely concreting in the form of quirky gnomes and such is one I was going to try

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    April 21, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I would love to try cross stitch kits – they’d have to be quite easy ones for me at first I think!

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    Tracy Barber
    April 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I’d love to learn how to sew properly, could save a fortune making my own clothes

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    Jess Mandeville
    April 21, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve just bought a diamond painting kit so looking forward to trying that. I also want to try making a patchwork quilt, but now I want to try concrete crafting too! Annoyingly, I still have to go to work every day so don’t have much time for crafting at the moment.

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    Scarlett Randell
    April 21, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    i’ve ordered myself a cross stitching kit so hope to get good in that

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    Darren Bourne
    April 21, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I’d love to learn to draw and a bit more ambitious maybe, paint.

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    April 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I’d like to try jewellery making.

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    Joyce W
    April 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    When lock down is over my grand daughter and I want to try paint pouring

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    troy easton
    April 21, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    knitting clothes ware.

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    Jodie Green
    April 21, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I would love to try crochet, lots of lovely things to be made!

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    Nikki Hunter-Pike
    April 21, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I want to try crochet – i really struggle with knitting but crochet looks easier!

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    Emma davison
    April 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Knitting or crochet

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    Emma Middleton
    April 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Resin jewellery making

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    Victoria Thurgood
    April 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Knitting would be nice

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    April 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Id like to try knitting

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    paula cheadle
    April 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Cross stitch

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    Joanna Kasznicki
    April 21, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I would love to try making clothes for my daughter

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    Claire Carter
    April 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Candle making!

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    Natalie Gillham
    April 21, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I’d like to try making my own cushions and curtains x

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    Amy Stevens
    April 21, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I’d like to learn how to knit. Look pretty hard though

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    April 21, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    There are several – Mosaic, candle making and being creative with stained glass would be amazing.

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