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Learn art and crafts online with these websites offering ideas for creative activities and courses

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BBC Blast - Fashion

Do you want to make your own clothes, customise your trainers, learn textile design or master knitting? Then watch these video tutorials sent in by users and fashion designers.

BBC GCSE Bitesize - Art and Design

What is craft? Find out more about art, crafts and design with these articles, links and video tutorials.

BBC NI - Gardeners' Corner - Flower Arranging

Get creative with flowers with these videos showing bright and simple flower arrangement ideas.

BBC Class Clips - Crafts

Search and view a library of videos supporting the learning of crafts online.

Craft courses

From evening classes and lessons to part-time college courses, search databases of the UK's leading course finders to help you choose the right art and craft course for you.

Learn art and crafts online

Crafts Council

This site includes news, resources and advice on funding and how to get involved in contemporary craft activities.

UK Hand Knitting Association

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? This website will tell you all you need to know about knitting, including lessons in basic knitting and crochet as well as knitting patterns, events and courses.

All Free Crafts

Find over 1,200 free craft projects and patterns to make easy homemade gifts.

Jobs4U - Design, Arts & Crafts

Careers information and job profiles for those interested in the crafts industries.


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Your Creative Future

A guide to careers in creative industries - from crafts and architecture to design and visual arts.
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