About The New Craft House

Hello! We are Hannah and Rosie and together we run The New Craft House. Friends since school, we’ve always been obsessed with crafting. After struggling to find fresh and exciting craft products we set up The New Craft House in 2013. Using traditional crafting techniques in modern and stylish products, our range of kits and workshops inspire everyone to be creative. We work and run workshops from our studio on Broadway Market, East London. We’d love to hear from you so comment, find us on instagram or email us at hello@thenewcrafthouse.com

Meet Hannah

Hannah has always enjoyed making and started sewing more than 8 years ago. She’s a bit of flakey crafter and is always getting distracted with new projects. At the moment she is on a mission to make an entirely handmade wardrobe to try and live more consciously and sustainably.

Meet Rosie

Rosie’s Mum is a big crafter so she grew up surrounded by them! She is good at spending time on slower projects and is a knitting addict. She lives on a canal boat so enjoys working on projects to help turn it into a cosy home.

 The Long Story...

We both went to school together in Germany so have known each other since we were about 12. We lived together at college and visited each other often when we eventually both went to different Universities. After Uni, Hannah lived back in Germany for a while and it was during one of Rosie’s visits that we decided to start our blog. We had both been crafting lots in our spare time and wanted an outlet to share our projects! It was also the perfect way for us to stay in contact whilst living far apart.

We set up The New Craft Society (our previous blog name) in February 2013 with zero knowledge or experience of blogging, we learned everything as we went along. Our blog grew far more than we dreamed possible though and less than a year after we started we won the Cosmopolitan Magazine Best Craft Blog award!

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Around the same time as winning the award we both moved into a house in East London, you may have seen its pink door in some of our pictures. Our blog continued to grow and we started running workshops for companies like Converse and Cath Kidston and writing features, you can see everyone we’ve worked with on our Press page. When we officially turned 1 we also held our blog birthday event with Liberty – a pretty big deal for two of the biggest Liberty print fans on the planet!

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Since then we’ve developed our blog into a full-time business for both of us. We run lots of craft workshops, write regular features for magazines like Mollie Makes, appear on TV and sell our own line of products. We also won an award for entrepreneurship from UCL. We’re now work full time together on the business from a studio on Broadway Market, East London. We’re really proud of everything we’ve achieved in the past few years and so excited for everything we have planned next!

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Hannah + Rosie

  • Bit of embroidery inspo courtesy of Rosie's bag today! 🍓🍊🍋🍒 Sadly not me-made but absolutely fruity-licious nonetheless. We love this idea of stitching through a straw bag!
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  • Another look at my @papercutpatterns Helga playsuit made in buttery soft @stoffstil sandwashed Cupro for our Summer party this Saturday. I love the wrap front details on this, perfect for dancing 💃 with no risk of flashing 🍑 
If you're looking for something to do this Saturday evening and want to mingle, dance and shop with other sewing lovers come along to our Summer party, we'd love to meet you all! 🌟 link in profile 🌟 .
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  • Outtake from photographing our party outfits, trying to squidge my foot into a narrow shoe like 💪💪 It make not look much like summer outside but the sunshine WILL be back in time for our Summer Party (🤞) and we can't wait to swish around in our party frocks. Got your ticket yet?!✨🌴 .
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  • Very excited to be hosting the first EVER in-person workshop for The Refashioners! To follow on from last year's theme of #jeanius @portialawrie and @elisalex will be helping you to refashion your old jeans into something new and fabulous. There will also be a two hour Meet and Mingle (🍷🥂🍹) after the class which is open to all. Hooray for #TheRefashioners2017! Hope to see you there ✂️✂️
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  • We've finished our Summer Party outfits!! 🍾 Hannah's made a cupro @namedclothing Helga Playsuit and I've made a rayon @stylearc Giselle dress. Fabrics both AH-MAZING and from @stoffstil. Did you see @elisalex @gabberdashery @thefoldline @sewpositivity posting their party outfits too? They'll be judging our Best Handmade Outfit award on the night (only two weeks away!) with lots of fab prizes to win so get sewing ✂️✨🍾🍾
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  • ✨ We're in a book! ✨ The @molliemakes How To Sew book that we've been working on behind the scenes was published today. Here's a sneak peek of some of the four projects we wrote for it, obviously modelled by our fave @hozbozscoz (as are all the other projects in the book! 👯). Get out and buy it and make them all? 👍🏻✂️ Thanks @pavilionbooks for making it all happen!
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