Skip to main content

De-stress with origami!

Tired of knitting when life seems hectic? Struggling to find an alternative that’s equally as stimulating and challenging? The ancient Japanese art of paper folding may just do the trick and fulfill your need to create - it's called Origami!
Akin to the recent adult colouring trend, Origami as a means of calming down is on the rise. There are a whole host of reasons as to why this may be, especially when looking at the main premise and aim of origami as an art form. Rather simply, the only goal you have is to take your flat paper and create a structure with it.


Origami takes a massive variety of forms, from very small cranes and lucky stars, to elaborate recreations of trees and plants and swans that you’re probably very used to seeing. Because it’s created with careful techniques, origami can take most forms and shapes, so if you want a macaw or you’re desperate for a paper piano, you have the ability to shape and mould that. Although projects such as those require a lot of patience, you get a beautiful end product, and maybe that’s why this trend is exploding all of a sudden? Sometimes, you need to be able to work on something that takes time, takes thought, distracts you from the outside, and that seems to be exactly what origami and adult colouring are about.
Whether you’re looking to fill a jar with repetitive stars or create something akin to one of the earlier examples, origami seems to be a relaxing and careful way to let off some steam, regardless of what you’re interested in making. And with that, we're so excited to say that we will be hosting three Origami themed shows this week. Get prepared - a whole list of resources on how to get started can be found here!

Think Origami is the craft for you? You can watch Modular Origami on Tuesday 26th April at 10AM, 1PM and 5PM on Hochanda. Don’t be afraid to send pictures of your crafts to any of our social media channels - Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We love to see your creations! Tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39 (12am - 4am), Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817, or catch us any time of the day on our website.

Popular posts from this blog

Tonic Studios Joins Hochanda!

Join the Celebration!  Tonic Studios have joined the Hochanda family, and to welcome them we will be launching a week extravaganza from the 30th March at 8pm - 9th April 8pm. Expect lots of brand New Products, Exclusive Mega-deals, Giveaways, Offers and more!


Who Are Tonic Studios?
Tonic Studios specialise in creating innovating die cutting, stamping and scrap-booking products for the paper craft community. With a passion for design and manufacture, they have an extensive range of products which allow you to build a collection of top quality craft projects. In the 15 years since Tonic Studios has been established the product design team has developed many products to provide additional user utility. Tonic's ever expanding range of dies has helped bring us to the forefront of paper crafting with some of the most detailed, versatile dies available on the market. Tonic has expanded its knowledge of crafting products over the last few years to create a new brand of products called Nuvo.…

Over £2000 Worth Of Prizes To Be Won At The Festival Of Quilts!

We are attending the Festival of Quilts 2017 and we're giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes.  Subscribe to our mailing list below to be entered into the draw and see below for details of the prizes. You can also enter the draw by visiting us on stand D5 during the event.
Loading...
1st Prize - Husqvarna Viking Designer Jade 35 Sewing & Embroidery Machine with 5 year warranty - WORTH OVER £1000

2nd Prize - An amazing bundle of products by Threaders (Crafter's Companion), Aly's Stitchy Fingers, Daisy & Grace, Pink Ink Designs, Kleiber and GMC - WORTH OVER £500

3rd Prize - Slimline Lamp by The Daylight Company -WORTH OVER £100
4th Prize - Garment Steamer by House of Alistair - WORTH £99.99
We also have a number of runner up prizes from Crosspatch, Angela Daymond, Colouricious, Crafty UK, Empress Mills, Juberry, Quilters Trading Post, Quilting Antics and Totally Patched.
Tune in to our Daisy Chain Designs show on Friday 18th August to find out if you've won …

A Fantastic Weekend For Our First Ever Live Roadshow at Create It!

Our first ever live roadshow at Create It, Kent Event Centre was a huge success! On behalf of all our team members at Create It- from producers, buyers, to TV operations and TV presenters, we had a great time.

All team members did a fantastic job of ensuring everything was prepared and ready for everyone who attended the show, to have an enjoyable, interactive experience from the very entrance. We can't keep it to ourselves just how amazing the two day craft show was, so even if you did miss out this time you'll still feel apart of it with what were are about to show you!


From 9am both Saturday and Sunday, the show was ready to open it's doors to all ticket holders. With large space to walk about freely, craft lovers had the chance to glance around their favourite craft stalls, sign up to Make and Take's to attend later on in the day and grab a cake and coffee ready for our first show of the event to begin.








By 12 midday, the showground was packed with excited faces all ar…