A Visit from Tea & Crafting (inc video)

What a better way to kick for The beginning of May than with Old friends?

On the 1st of May, we had the pleasure of having the lovely Jane from Tea and Crafting come in for a full on day of crafting with our iron-on heat transfer vinyl. I first met Jane about a year ago, where she slid into our DM’s on Instagram to ask about a potential collaboration. Jane owns Tea and Crafting which is a creative space where she holds creative workshops and teaches a huge assortment of different crafts. Super fun place to unleash your inner creative. Make sure you check it out.

learning to craft with iron on htv

As we have always done bloggers events with Jane at her workshop space in Covent Garden, we thought it might be nice for her to come and visit us here at Happy Fabric HQ so she can see where we work too.

We spent the day creating many different projects we started with a laptop case. We brought this laptop case from Amazon in navy which Jane wanted to add a leopard print too. We teamed up different colour ways but settled on HappyFlex in White and FluoPink as the inner parts, and used Gold HappyGlitter as the outer edge. These colours work so so well with the Navy blue, don’t you agree?

custom laptop case with vinyl

Jane then wanted to upcycle her crochet bag which she brought in with her. I believe this was brought from Hobby Craft. We thought of a simple word which reflected crochet - ‘HOOKED’. Jane had seen a multicoloured font and wanted to try this out in our vinyl. She picked the four colours she wanted to use and we hand cut the font after printing it from the computer. We then wrote out ‘hooked’ on each colour of the vinyl. To get the look jane wanted we had to be super organised as we has to cut each letter into four different pieces and then carefully match it back up on the back. Once we had mastered it, it quickly fused it all into place and hoped for the best. I think you will agree, it looks AMAZING and super effective. We love a challenge.

custom diy crochet bag with iron on vinyl

Next up was a navy sweatshirt Jane had wanted to personalise for ages. She wanted to add a metallic finish to it, so we decided to mix things up a bit and used HappyFlex Stretch in Gold. We haven't actually used this particular vinyl very much, so this was the perfect opportunity to work with it. We decided to use the silhouette cutter and cut a slogan saying ‘Weekend Vibes’ into the vinyl, but instead of picking away the background to be left with the wording, we picked away the wording. We then fused a whole panel of the vinyl onto the sweatshirt, so you could see the sweatshirt colour through the wording, does that make sense? I hope so. We then fused this with the iron. We then added the normal wording underneath. I absolutely love the finish. I think you would agree this is good enough to be sold in a shop!! Love it!

weekend vibes jumper with htv

We then used this same technique for another little t-shirt for Jane’s son who loves all things jungle!

We had the best day crafting and catching up with Jane. We hope to do it again really soon in the future. It is so important to surround yourself with amazing passionate people who share the same love for crafts as you. #FINDYOURTRIBE. Tell us who is in your crafty tribe...

Watch the highlights of our day with Jane below.

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