Whether you're an experienced crafter, a newbie or a wannabe - the world of craft products is endless and to be honest it can be a bit of a minefield. It's hard to know where to start!
As a self-proclaimed craftaholic (and shopaholic...) I have spent hours researching products and tools so thought it would be helpful to share my top 10 essential pieces of kit!
Obviously what you need (or in most cases 'want'), will totally depend on what type of craft you're planning, but there are a list of essentials that span pretty much every medium. So to help you out I've made a list of my top 10 general tools and supplies that I use most often.
It might sound a little obvious or even a bit mad but scissors are so important for almost every craft (sewing, embroidery, paper cuts, decoupage... the list is endless). Not only that, you'll probably find you need several different ones.
My absolute essentials include:
everyday scissors (a large and a smaller pair)
Fabric scissors (only for fabric!!!)
Scissors just for cutting sticky things
stork or precision scissors for detail and intricate cutting
I also have a whole set just for using in the kitchen (more to stop others using my craft scissors for food and packaging!)
Not scissors but having a craft knife/scalpel is another really useful tool to have in your cutting collection. But make sure to always put the safety catch back on!