About Us

Here at Craft n Stitch, we are a community of crafters that are passionate about spreading our love for crafting projects to anyone that’s looking to learn. 

Whether you’re looking to start off with your first craft project, or you’re an experienced DIYer, we’re here to help you with any project. At Craft n Stitch, we write reviews about different crafting tools, work through crafting tutorials, and breaking down the best crafting materials for you to work with. We also cover in-depth different crafting machines and how you can start to make money with crafting.

As experienced crafters, we want to share our best crafting tips with you. We want all of your crafting experiences to be the best they can be, which means we’ll show you the best way to use products to ensure your latest project turns out the best it can.

We know how overwhelming it can be trying to find the right supplies and equipment for your next project. Too often, crafters end up wasting product, getting frustrated with a project, or don’t have all of the supplies they need to finish up their craft.

No matter what your current crafting situation is, our team of experienced crafters and artists are here to guide you through and will supply you with all of the information you need.

Craft n Stitch writers will help you to find the best crafting machines, choose the right crafting scissors, or sort through your list of different canvases. We’re also here to help you figure out how to transform your current project into the best it can possibly can! 

Our goal is to provide extensive guides on all sorts of different craft projects, from painting and sewing to crocheting and paper projects.

How This Works

All of the products we review are tested for several months to ensure that we’re able to create honest and fair reviews. When we decide to review a product, we aren’t writing our review based on a few quick glances at a product. Instead, all of the products we’re trying out will be put through extensive testing to gauge how the product actually responds to use. 

That’s what we’re all about here at Craft n Stitch. We’re not here to just give you some basic crafting advice. We live and breathe crafting.

This is the approach we take for every roundup, review, and comparison we create. Our biggest goal is to provide our audience with all of the information you need before you invest in any products or materials. We want your crafting experience to be the best it can possibly be! This means we’re here to only spend money on useful products that are high-quality, to ensure your entire crafting experience is safe, successful, and fun!

We have a multi-step review process, depending on the product we’re writing about. In general, here’s how we take a look at each review:

  1. A product sparks our interest or is recommended to us. We purchase it for review purposes. We don’t accept discounted or free items from a manufacturer, as this ensures our reviews are fair and completely unbiased. 
  2. Depending on the type of product we’re reviewing, we test the appropriate usage and environment, for a specific amount of time. 
  3. While an item is tested, we maintain a daily log, along with our user’s personal experiences based on predetermined variables.
  4. The person conducting the research writes the article. If necessary, they can receive editorial support from our writing team, but the individual who used the product provides the data and personal experience to inform the article.
  5. We update the piece as needed and answer any community inquiries as they arise.

Of course, we always want to hear from our readers! We’re grateful for any experience and feedback you want to share with us. 

Our Core Values

Honesty, creativity, function, passion, and trustworthiness.

Our Team

Rosie Greaves

Rosie Greaves is a content strategist with a love for all things crafty. While she can craft a beautiful sentence and content plan, she also shines in the work she does for the crafting world. When she learns something new, she shares it with the Craft & Stitch community.

Why am I giving advice on Craft n Stitch?

I love dipping in and out of crafts in my spare time – especially during lockdown, so it’s a fun opportunity to share this passion on this blog.

Where was the first craft project you ever worked on?

I scrapbooked my first year of university, it was a really fun, creative way to memorialize one of the best years of my life

What’s your current crafting room or station setup look like?

N/A

What craft project are you currently working on? 

I’m currently working on my engagement scrapbook

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone getting ready to work on their first craft project? 

Go at your own pace. Don’t be put off by all the jargon and people completing really complex projects. Just go for it, and enjoy the learning process.

What are my social media links?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/blogwithrosie/

Shaleena Quinlan

Shaleena Quinlan knows how to work with her hands from farming and gardening to crafting. She enjoys seeing her works of art and takes pleasure in her beautiful creations.

Why am I giving advice on Craft n Stitch?

It’s a chance for me to teach, encourage, and be a part of a community. I probably won’t get to meet the people who read my articles but I love the idea of helping somebody work through a project, find a new project, or get ideas for how to troubleshoot a project.  

Where was the first craft project you ever worked on?

I remember my great grandma teaching me crochet stitches when I was about seven or eight.  I think my first project was a simple potholder.

What’s your current crafting room or station setup look like?

At the moment, my craft setup consists of a case of crochet hooks and a bag of yarn.  I hope to gather more supplies once we have finished moving.

What craft project are you currently working on?  

My latest project was a pair of red mittens for my son. He picked out the yarn so he really likes them.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone getting ready to work on their first craft project? 

Don’t ever worry about making mistakes because they can teach you how to do the project better.

What are my social media links?

Stephanie Jensen

Stephanie Jensen is an esteemed horror novel author but what’s really shocking is her ability to break down crafting ideas so everyone can achieve their desired result. She has a knack for making things easy to understand and enjoys showing off her crafting skills.

Why am I giving advice on Craft n Stitch? Crafting is such a great hobby and you can create so many amazing things! There are still things I need to learn about DIY, sewing, and art, but it’s been an interest of mine for years.

Where was the first craft project you ever worked on? I made a purse out of old t-shirts. I would always get compliments from my family, friends, and even when I was out running errands. From then, I experimented more with sewing and crafting.

What’s your current crafting room or station setup look like? My bedroom! Sorry I wish I had a more interesting answer haha.

What craft project are you currently working on? I’m working on sewing a variety of patches on a vest of mine. It’s a work in progress still and I need more patches. I need to stop buying clothes and start buying more patches!

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone getting ready to work on their first craft project? Don’t strive for a masterpiece. I understand there are so many skilled crafters online and they make it look easy. I’ve definitely done projects that I thought were easy and they turned out to be disasters. Just be creative and have fun.

Christine Lindstrom

Why am I giving advice on Craft n Stitch?

I love crafting and want to help others to enjoy it too! It’s fun and relaxing, and it can be a great way to create really personal gifts.

Where was the first craft project you ever worked on?

My mom taught me to do counted cross-stitch when I was maybe 7 or 8? I made a sampler pattern with rainbow-colored hearts and I was so very proud of it. I also learned how to crochet a chain around the same age, and I just made reeeeallly long chains out of this ugly red yarn my mom gave me (because she was never going to use it for anything!)

What’s your current crafting room or station setup look like?

I live in an RV with my husband and 3 kids, so a permanent crafting room or station isn’t really realistic. What it looks like right now is a series of organizational bins, sorted by type of craft, that can be pulled out, worked on, then put back in the closet.  Closet space is limited, but the choice between a few more outfits and a few more craft supplies is kind of a no-brainer!

What craft project are you currently working on?

I like to find cute little cross-stitch designs that can be worked up quickly on a small square of aida cloth. Then I hot-glue those onto plain gift bags to make special gift wrap options for special occasions. I have one of those in progress at the moment.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone getting ready to work on their first craft project?

Be patient with yourself and have realistic expectations for the outcome the first time. Focus on learning the skills and having a good time, not on creating something Pinterest-worthy on your first attempt. If you have access to a crafting group or in-person class, it can be really helpful to have support, encouragement, and community as you’re getting started.

What are my social media links?

(I’m not super active on social media these days, and I don’t have anything that’s specifically craft-focused – it’s all mixed together. You don’t have to share the link unless you want to.)

Here’s my Instagram

Alexandra Gavrilescu

 

Why am I giving advice on Craft n Stitch?

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved working on DIY projects that were related to home crafts. I used to make new small clothes for my Barbie dolls and both my grandmas taught me how to knit and crochet. The grandma from my mom’s side did crocheting, while the other grandma was more into knitting. Also, we had a program at school called handcraft or handwork and it was very relaxing and engaging for me.

So, since then, I’ve improved my skills and I’m the relative that also offers a handmade scarf among other store-bought presents for Xmas. And, I love writing about these topics and helping other craft and knitting aficionadoes to find the best methods to improve their abilities and work with some of the best products on the market.

Where was the first craft project you ever worked on?

At home, guided by my grandmother, when I was about 10 years old. She taught me how to make a cozy winter scarf made of wool and mohair. I was so proud when I looked at the finished product that I almost couldn’t believe that something so nice came out of my two little hands.

What’s your current crafting room or station setup look like?

Sometimes it’s very clean and well-organized and other times is very messy, based on my current mood and the project I’m focused on. It’s more of a crafting station in the same room as my working desk since we live in a 3-room apartment so the space isn’t unlimited. Also, at first, it was quite empty, but as I saved money to afford more items and tools, the entire corner changed for the better.

For my knitting projects, I work with my beloved essentials such as knitting needles, colorful yarns, a couple of sharp scissors, a few knitting kits, stitch markers, stitch holders, a soft tape measure, and many other pieces.

What craft project are you currently working on? 

I love doing flower arrangements and I love both artificial and natural flowers. So, right now I’m involved in doing some paper flowers because I believe this material can make the final result look very much like real flowers, especially from a distance. That way, I can save some money by not purchasing flowers every time I want them, and I can also enjoy these colorful decorations all year long. So, my station is full of crafting paper, faux stamens, floral tape, and floral wire.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone getting ready to work on their first craft project? 

It’s best to first try something very basic, start simple, and go from there, as you improve your skills. If you’re not sure what your favorite type of craft is, feel free to try a few different ones and see which appeals to you the most. Try not to get frustrated if something doesn’t go as planned or a final result isn’t the way you expected it to be. Crafting requires a lot of practice, determination, and perseverance.

What are my social media links?

Facebook Alexandra Raileanu

IG alexa_raileanu

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