Weaving twig wands

Some twigs, wool and a blunt needle are the only things needed for this woodland craft project, that the kids will get thoroughly engaged in.

An adventure is an essential beginning as first, forked twigs and branches must be collected from the garden or a walk in the woods. Any damp branches are left in a warm place indoors to dry out. Lichen can be cleaned off, but provides interesting texture and helps to keep the wool in place. The children are able to experiment with a variety of patterns and colours in their weaves. At the end they have their own, unique wishing wands.

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Knitted pumpkins

It's autumn, which means that pumpkins are everywhere. Why not knit your own this year using our lovely pumpkin pattern. Knit one for a friend too! Click on the picture to enlarge. 

Leather keepsake pouch

Our Sept/Oct 2016 issue featured an extract from Leathercraft (GMC Group, RRP £9.99), showing you how to make a soft keepsake pouch from a piece of old leather. Download the template for cutting out your leather by clicking here, or on the image below. To find out more about the book and buy a copy, click here

Crochet slippers

In our Jan/Feb 2015 issue we featured a crochet slipper project, extracted from Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight (Quadrille, RRP £16.99). For more information on the book click here. Details on ordering back issues of LandScape for the full instructions can be found by clicking here. To download the templates for the soles of the slippers, click here or on the image below.

Knitted miniature dogs

Our Sept/Oct 2013 issue featured extracts from Best in Show: Knit your own dog and Best in Show: 25 more dogs to knit (published by Collins and Brown, RRP £12.99 each), showing you how to knit charming miniature dogs. For information on ordering back issues click here. Download the template for creating a West Highland terrier by clicking here, or on the image below. To find out more about the book and buy a copy, click here