Have a crafty tween or teen? Check out Craft-tastic for modern craft kits that are fast and fun for ages 8+. With our string art kit, simply push pins into canvases and string away! Use our patterns, or design your own. Craft-tastic kits make the perfect gift for creative kids!
blackbird by tinctory, via Flickr: " ...The process involves several stages. First, fabric preparation - washing, ironing, cutting and sewing. Then I gather the material into fine, even pleats (by stitching it - no pleating machine). After that comes the fun bit - choosing the colour combinations and smocking several rows (the smocking stitches hold the pleats in place and also add colour and texture). Finally, the fabric is threaded on silver wire and made into a piece of jewellery..."