We recently received the latest news from The Crafts Council, an organisation sharing lots of interesting useful crafty resources. Here are a few lines from their newsletter plus a link to their website in case you want to find out more.

If you have any useful arts based links you’d like us to know about – email us at [email protected] and we’ll share them. Thanks!

While times are certainly tough, we’ve been amazed by the outpouring of generosity from the creative world. Several free opportunities include: a Creative & Freelance Toolkit download, virtual events from Work Show Grow, and publicity from Charlie Porter of TAT LONDON antiques.

BBC Arts announced several new programmes for their virtual festival of the arts, Culture in Quarantine, as well as a fund for 25 artists to produce new work in isolation.

The power of craft to stimulate, inspire, occupy and soothe has never been more pertinent. In this vein, Crafts magazine selected the best online craft classes to help you up-skill in isolation.

And to keep you entertained Crafts Magazine have kindly offered free access to their Crafts magazine digital archive, from the 1970s to present day. While away the hours with beautiful and brain-bending material!

Read more from the Crafts Council.