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Here we include a number of links to websites that compliment our product range of traditional craft supplies, including websites for Guilds, the crafts people who use our products to create, course information, blogs and more.  We will be happy to include your website here in our alphabetical listing and ask only that you include a link back to  For further information, please contact Allison Holland,

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Art Clay Silver Japan Art Clay World, Japan.  Headquarters of Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd manufacturer of Art Clay Silver Clays.  As a UK supplier for Art Clay World, the Art Clay Silver clays are available from the George Weil website
Paula Birch's All About Hand Dyeing Paula Burch's All About Hand Dyeing contains information about batik, immersion dyeing, tie-dyeing, plus technical advice about the dyes and chemicals used.  Also an active Dye Forum community of Dyers.
The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers - the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.  Provides information about local guilds, the Summer School, events and more.
The Batik Guild The Batik Guild - members include professional artists, amateur artists, teachers, students and those that simply enjoy doing batik.
British Polymer Clay Guild British Polymer Clay Guild is open to all who are interested in polymer clay - from beginners through to professionals.
The British Tapestry Group The British Tapestry Group - promoting the development of woven tapestry.
craftsitedirectory Crafts Site Directory, you will find instructional and tutorial web sites, free craft projects and free patterns, craft supplies, crafters and artists.
Dusky Rose Veiner's sugar craft Dusky Rose Veiners sugar craft website uses many of the similar techniques used for modelling polymer clay
East London Printmakers East London Printmakers (ELP) is a group of contemporary artist-printmakers based in Hackney. ELP manage a spacious and modern printmaking studio which provides an open access facility for printmakers, and run workshops and educational programmes for its members and the general public. ELP also organise exhibitions for its members.
Elvenwork - Katherine Dewey's website Elvenwork is the website of polymer clay sculptor and author Katherine Dewey
Website for the International Feltmakers Association Feltmakers is the website for the IFA - the International Feltmakers Association, which was formed to foster worldwide interest in felt, to promote members' work and keep members in contact with one another for exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Fiber Fanatics - needle felting with Ayala Talpai Ayala Talpai is a folk artist and felt maker and has written books on the subject of needle felting.  Her website Fiber Fanatics includes information on her workshops and a link to her blog.
GAV Glimakra weaving tools & equipment GAV Glimakra manufacture high quality weaving tools and equipment.  A large selection of these items are available from this website, find out more >
Glass Attic Glass Attic is a vast resource, incorporating 1700 pages of information on almost anything relating to clay
Guild of Silk Painters The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers to promote the art of silk painting.
Jacquard textile supplies USA based Jacquard textile products including paints, dyes, inks and pigments.  A large selection of these items are available from this website, find out more >
Kitronik supply schools and hobbyists with a range of products that are focused on 'Design and Technology', our link will take you to the 'E-Textiles & Conductive Thread' section of their website.
The Loom Exchange deals with second hand weaving and spinning equipment and textile books
Louet, spinning and weaving equipment Quality spinning and weaving equipment from Louet in the Netherlands.  A large selection of these items are available from this website, find out more >
Visit the LILI website Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to help people reduce their impact on the environment, improve their quality of life, gain new skills, live in a healthier and more satisfying way, have fun and save money
Metal Clay Academy

At the Metal Clay Academy you will find everything you need to know about metal clay, including the best resources and information from the internet, metal clay teachers and experts around the world.

Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery - MCSJ Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery developed the MCSJ Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency which is widely recognised as the most thorough and comprehensive metal clay qualification in the world. If you want to work seriously with metal clay, this is the qualification for you
Natural Dyes International Natural Dyes International research natural dyes and pigments, share information and educate the public about the history of the rich tradition and use of natural dyes.
Polymer Clay Daily Polymer Clay Daily is an excellent blog written by Cynthia Tinapple of Ohio, USA to showcase fine polymer clay art and to serve as a portal to the polymer clay community.
Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg. Search for Ethel Mairet's Vegetable Dyes and other craft titles (use keywords such as 'dyes', 'spinning' & 'weaving'.
Sabine Alienor Sabine Alienor is a fine jewellery maker who uses silver metal clay, gold metal clay, enamel and fused glass
The Schacht Spindle Company Incorporated, spinning & weaving The Schacht Spindle Company Incorporated, Colorado who manufacture high quality spinning and weaving tools and equipment. A large selection of these items are available from this website, find out more >
Search Press are specialist art and craft book publishers.  Visit our Book Shop to see a selection of their titles.
Speedball Art screen printing inks Speedball Art manufacture textile paints and inks and other craft items.  A selection of screen printing inks and mediums are available from this website, find out more >
Spin Dizzy Spin Dizzy's web pages about Wood and Wool
Ruth Brown's Stone Creek Silk Ruth Brown's website Stone Creek Silk.  Ruth runs workshops on a number of textile decoration techniques including cyanotype printing, digital imagery, batik and screen printing.
Stop Motion Animation Stop Motion Animation was launched in April 1999. Since then, it has become a popular meeting place for aspiring animators. If you are new to stop-motion, be sure to read THE STOP-MOTION HANDBOOK.
Dragon Fly made from Polymer Clay by Sue Heaser Sue Heaser is a professional crafts woman whose skills range from polymer clay and Art Clay silver, glass engraving and puppet-making to textile crafts and pottery. She founded the Polymer Clay Pit in 1985 which she sold to George Weil & Sons Ltd in December 2008 to make way for more time to teach and write.  Visit her web site to learn more about Sue, her books and the workshops and classes she holds at a studio near Diss, Norfolk.

Textile Arts Directory for everything to do with the textile and fibre crafts
Textiles Club The Textiles Club has been set up to provide Textiles Enthusiasts from all over the UK a one stop site to share anything Textiles.
Learn how to make quality tie dye t-shirts, clothing and tapestries
the Weavers Hand for band weaving and braiding Weavershand, specifically for those interested in Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo, and Ply-splitting
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