Lynn has been making things…well, forever! She has worked on major arts projects with the National Trust, been funded by the Arts Council and has mentored for Applied Arts Scotland. Lynn is a trained counsellor and runs socially prescribed art groups for Forestry England. She has written more than 300 books, including a recent series about heritage crafts, and writes for many crafting magazines and newspapers.

Latest Posts By Lynn Huggins-Cooper

4 days ago

Easy Halloween Crafts for Adults

I was born just after midnight on 31st October – so in our house Halloween has always been a time for celebration. I even got married in a grand Halloween wedding, where we made our own decorations and table settings – and even an orange wedding cake…

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1 month ago

How to Paint Mason Jars

Creating décor and handmade gifts with mason jars (or ‘Mason’s jars’ as they are known in our house due to a certain grandson called Mason…) has long been a beloved pastime for crafters. They’re the perfect canvases for creativity…

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2 months ago

How to Make a Flower Wreath

A flower wreath hanging on your front entrance is the most glorious door dressing. It’s a vibrant sign of life and the warmth and colour to be found within. Rust coloured chrysanthemums and glowing orange lilies for Halloween; traditional holly…

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2 months ago

8 Mosaic Ideas to Try at Home

Mosaic art is an enchanting age-old technique that continues to captivate artists and crafters alike. The Romans and Greeks used mosaics to decorate their floors, walls, pools and gardens. In more recent times, the Spanish artist Gaudi used the technique…

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2 months ago

How to Embroider for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide

Embroidery is an ancient decorative craft that has seen a resurgence in recent years due to its simplicity, affordability, and the mindfulness that quietly stitching provides. Embroidery can be used to personalize clothing, stitch home decor…

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2 months ago

How to Make Your Own String Art

There’s a unique thrill in using ordinary, everyday materials to create an extraordinary piece of art – and string art offers just that! Using 1-inch nails, wood, and coloured thread, you can create gorgeous geometric patterns and pictures…

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2 months ago

6 Easy Summer Crafts for Adults

As summer blooms into sun-soaked afternoons and long, balmy evenings, it brings with it the desire to be creative – especially alfresco! I like to create at my little bistro table under the roses in my garden, with a long cold drink by my side…

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3 months ago

10 Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

Embroidery is a timeless craft, deeply rooted in history. Women have always used embroidery to tell their stories, and to show their love as well as exploring their artistry. When we hand embroider, we join our sisters in a thread that spins…

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3 months ago

The Ultimate Guide to Wet Felting

Wet felting is a special kind of alchemy. Using nothing more complex than wool fibre and soap, with this versatile craft you can make anything from an elegant wrap or scarf to a novelty cat bed! As the fabric forms from fluff between your soapy hands…

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3 months ago

How to Create Ribbon Wreaths

Have you ever seen those gorgeous ribbon wreaths that pop up in elegant department stores for the holidays? Beautiful though they are, they are often expensive – and might not be exactly the colour or style to match your décor…

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