Stand by your machines! World Craft Week is here

World Craft Week cover on wood square

We’re a hive of activity here on team LPQ today, getting ready to celebrate World Craft Week next week! Back for it’s third year, this year’s week-long celebration of making is embracing a new theme this year, and it’s close to our hearts… mindful making.

World Craft Week logo squareSince its launch in 2016, World Craft Week has got bigger and bigger. The community event sees some of our favourite magazines, brands and designers join forces to make stuff and swap photos of our projects online. The aim of the week is to spread the word that sewing (and crafting in general) is awesome.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, this year’s event will take place next week from Monday 25th – Sunday 31st March 2019.

Get started with a free project book

No virtual festival of making would be complete with some freebies, so The World Craft Week team have made a free project book of 35 crafty makes and patterns. Get your free digital magazine which has over 50 pages of craft projects here: www.worldcraftweek.com.

Watch out for the hashtag#worldcraftweek and #makeitmindful next week as they’ll be filled with all lovely makes from our friends, old and new, throughout the online craft community.

Mindful making: what does crafting mean to you?

This year is themed around mindful crafting and we want to know how you got into crafting and if mindfulness plays a part. For us, sewing is most definitely our happy place. We can recall more than one quilt that we’ve made where the act of creating a quilt has offered comfort when we needed it. And don’t even get us started on how satisfying it is curling up on the sofa (or in the park, or in our lunch break) with some super-soothing hand-sewn English  Paper Piecing! How about you?

Join in with the #makeitmindful challenge

All next week, the World Craft Week team will be issuing a daily challenge for us all to share something about our making. Here’s a sneak preview of the daily prompts. We’ll be joining from Monday on our instagram at @lovequiltingmag – come join us!

WCW Daily prompts