Recycled Paper Bowl

The short version of this recycled paper video has been our most viewed post on Facebook, so I decided wouldn’t it be nice to share it again.

There is no need to ever throw away old newspapers (or magazines). Just recycle them into ornate and usable bowls/vessels. Don’t forget to bling them up a bit in your favourite colours.

And if you have had a go at making one of these, then why not send us over an image.

The video is in Spanish (or a similar language), but as it’s a tutorial video it is easy enough to watch with no sounds. Enjoy this crafty project.

Paper bowl

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Cosplay Madness

What happens at Cosplay Madness?

cosplay madness

Freya & James began making an armoured breastplate for a Demon wings outfit. The breastplate is made from a material called Worbla, that once heated can be moulded into shape. Once cold it keeps its shape and is rigid too. A great way to create a realistic piece of armour; and it is lightweight too.

Livia was interested in creating a costume for a character called Sapphire, and was helped by The Singing Seamstress. The character is featured in Steven Universe (this is a new one for us). In addition, make up artist, Riven, did some speedy research on the character and came up with a make up solution that can be easily replicated by Livia.


Useful Links
Starcrossed Arts
The Singing Seamstress
Deadly by design

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Creating a Shining Year

My Shining Year


My Shining Year is a motivational focus tool designed for women (and creative goddesses), to get the most out of their life’s and businesses.

Unravel & Unwind have signed up to Leonie Dawson’s Shining Academy for 2016 and would like you to join them on the journey to having the best year ever. We are planning on meeting once a month, and started on 13 March, to focus on our lives and review goals & achievements together. Our aim is to create a motivational and mentoring group and work through the tasks and workbooks together, to create our best Shining Year.

Not forgetting our all important purpose for Unravel & Unwind CIC, and that is crafting. So at every session we will take part in a creative task that works alongside the goals and aims of Leonie’s workbooks.

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Crafty hints and tips

Crafty Tips and Hints


Interested in Amigurumi Animals? Our lovely supporter Susie recommends the following You Tube links to inspire you:

Happy Berry Crochet

Bella Coco Crochet

You don’t always need to use brand new yarns, why not check out your local charity stores for cashmere sweaters that you can rip out and reuse the yarn.

*Amigurumi  is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, usually cute stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.

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