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Let Us Introduce Scrabble Art…

We're so excited to introduce to you another brand new supplier, Scrabble® Art bought to Hochanda by the lovely Linda. Before her shows we had a little catch up with her so you could get to know her a little bit more... 
Tell us how you got into Scrabble Art, was it something that you had always wanted to do? I got into Scrabble Art completely by accident.  My husband made one of our family names for a present.  Friends and family saw this and commented how lovely it was and how they would like one.  So I set about sourcing some Scrabble tiles and frames that would suit.  The word spread and then I found that I was making more and more and getting paid for it. 
Paul was on Twitter and tweeted Stephen Fry and started having a conversation about the art and he was saying how wonderful it was.  Mattel picked up on this conversation and telephoned me to say that they loved what I had created and ask me if I would like to go to their head office to discuss opportunities with them. From m…

Bank Holiday Bonus Event

Welcome to our Bank Holiday Bonus Event! With exclusive freedom member discounts of up to 20% off selected products, Bonus Items included with selected products purchased from our live shows AND our Accumulator Prize Draw giving you the chance to win your very own bundle worth over £900 – we really are spoiling you this weekend!

Join some of your most loved brands like Sheena Douglass, Chloe, Be Creative, Creative Expressions and more for a fun packed weekend not to be missed!




During each LIVE hour, 5 names will be randomly selected from completed orders from the previous hour – the more you buy, the more chance you have of winning this amazing prize! For More info please see our terms and conditions.
We’ll be keeping you updated at the end of each day with each of the names that have been entered in to the final prize draw, to be drawn during the 8pm show on Monday 30th May – Don’t miss your chance!














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New Supplier Alert - Powertex®

Powertex® was launched in Belgium in September 2001 and is now used by crafters, hobbyists and artists across the globe!


The medium is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, highly versatile, a water-based hardener that is compatible with a multitude of all absorbent and natural materials including paper, textile, leather, cardboard, fibreglass, wood, sand etc.
Powertex® will transform textiles into masterpieces! It really is a remarkable adhesive. You can easily create artwork, statues, paintings and even jewellery! Treated fabric can be draped, folded and manipulated into many different ways, creating wonderful masterpieces – perfect for crafters dabbling in mixed media.
Be inspired and check out our Powertex® Pinterest Board

You can also add colour to your Powertex® with the use of colour pigments. Statues and other various designs can also be painted with oil paint or a varnish mixed with powdered colour pigments.
Powertex® is a liquid medium that is ready to be used straight fro…

Sewing and Embroidery with Husqvarna!

Add more creativity to your life with sewing and embroidery! Whether you're a sewer, or interested in exploring embroidery, the Husqvarna DESIGNER JADE 35 machine enables you to express your creativity, simply and easily! If you're thinking about buying the machine, or have already purchased one, watch the videos below for more information about the machine's capabilities. We absolutely love it! 

You can see the machine in action live on Hochanda too! Simply tune in to Debbie Shore's 'Embroidery with Husqvarna', on Monday 30th May at 10am, 1pm and 5pm. If you can't wait until then you can purchase this wonderful machine from the Hochanda website






We've also found a great series from Husqvarna over on YouTube;

"Do you need to brush up on your basic machine embroidery knowledge? Then follow along with our Machine Embroidery for beginners video series, which will cover all the info you need to get started."

Catch the series right here >


You can wa…

Katie Skilton Sizzix Guest Blog!

Katie Skilton gives us a sneak peak at what's to come with her next show on Hochanda with Sizzix!
Hi there …
I am here on the Hochanda blog today sharing a little sneak peak of what is to come on my next Sizzix shows which you can see on Tuesday 24th May.
This is a really exciting launch as not only are the products brand new but they are something a little bit different! 
I would like to introduce to you the latest Bigz dies from Tim Holtz … The village houses.
These are super cute and really addictive! 


Each building has it’s own features and you can get add on dies that will allow you to add the most amazing detail to these buildings.  You will notice the pictures I am sharing today are quite plain because i don’t want to give too much away!


For those of you who love your inks, paints and mixed media these are going to be amazing to take those techniques and make them 3D.


There are a variety of different roof tops, buildings, scenery and items that are going to allow you to really pers…

DIY Vintage China Cake Stand Instructions - Simply Vintage Designs

Melissa of Simply Vintage Designs is back with the perfect step-by-step to create a vintage china cake stand with one of her craft kits, which can be bought from the Hochanda website here! Try it out and let us know how you get on!
Pack Includes: - Cake Stand Handle - Washers - Standard Drill Bit
Equipment Needed: - Electric Hand Drill - Small Jug of Water - Masking, Washi or Sticky tape - Ruler or Tape Measure - Pencil - Old Tea Towel or Cloth
Step 1:

Choose some beautiful plates from which to create your cake stand. Make sure they are clean and without hairline cracks or chips.
Add a small strip of tape to the top and bottom of each plate, approximately in the centre. 

On the plate’s top side, measure the precise centre by taking a ruler and placing it across the plate’s diameter and making a small dot with a pencil onto the masking tape. 

Step 2:
Have a small vessel of water close by, a protective surface to work on and use an old tea towel (or any unwanted piece of fabric) under the plate to s…