With the crafting world dominated by women it can be easy to assume that most of them are and the men who craft sometimes get a little lost, this feature has been set up to celebrate the men who do craft and craft well. Tending to favour big or graphic based crafts there are also a lot of behind the scene crafters who help design and encourage the women fronting the business and sometimes with the love and support some of us women would be crafting any longer. To say there aren't many men crafting would be a lie, maybe they don't physically pick up a bead but they can offer something more important and for that we will love them forever.
With Fathers day also coming up, wouldn't it be nice to buy them something other than socks this year, so included with feature is a list of businesses providing new, different and special ideas for men's gift buying.
So without further ado this one guy's is for you!
Men on the front line:
|Used with permission from Scorpion Sculpture|
Zebra Print & Design - Darlington
If you are looking for fantastic graphic design and leaflet printing for your business then here you go, designed and printed by the man in charge, you are sure to find something that suits your work and says what you want how you want it. Not looking for business printing? Looking for a customised printed t shirt or mug as a gift then don't move they can provide this also! For a full gallery of his work you can visit his facebook page.
Men behind the scenes:
Tracy-Louise Jewellery Srajd
A beautiful range of handmade and self designed jewellery for any occasion. Behind the scenes we have a man who helps design and sometimes make the jewellery being made. For a full gallery of their work you can visit their facebook page.
Country, chic and vintage style gifts. Behind the scenes we have a man who helps make and encourage the work being made. For a full gallery of their work you can visit their facebook page.
Gifts aimed at men:
Sutton Soap Handmade Natural and Organic Soap
Has a great collection of men's soaps, including a gardeners 'tuff' soap so if you are looking for something a man can pamper himself with for a change then why not pop by their website for more information. For a full gallery of works you can also visit their facebook page.
Do you know someone who loves golf? Then these can make fantastic and funky creatures to act as golf club covers. These would make a wonderful fathers day gift or a gift for someone who would love something a little unique. For a full gallery of works you can visit their facebook page.
Scratchy cat crafts
Have an amazing collection of handmade crafty gifts including notepads and more. They are making wooden keepsakes at the moment and one of which is a sheep which says ' I love ewe daddy' Perfect for fathers day! For a full gallery of their work you can visit their website and facebook page.
If you are looking for something truly unique as a gift then look no further, this mobile pottery painting studio has a wide range of options available for you. So visit their website and facebook page for more information and a gallery of their work.
These wonderful and unique hand painted t shirts can also be designed for men and as a great fathers day present children can send in paintings to be copied onto a t shirt for their dads! Visit their website and facebook page for more information and a full gallery of their works.
TLC Nappy Cakes
Not wanting to leave out gifts for men these have made wonderful handmade Guinness flannel cakes. These will make great fathers day or birthday gift for the man in your life. For more information visit their website and facebook page for a full gallery of their work.
Sweet Moments (cakes by Aly)
|Used with permission from Sweet Moments (Cakes by Aly)|
Hea'ram-skearam Soap Company
Want to buy your man a special shaving soap gift set? Then look no further. Handmade soaps, shaving goods and more can be found here, using where possible natural ingredients. Men need pampering too! Visit their website and facebook page for more information and a gallery of their work.
Jeeberella's Craft Castle
|Used with permission from Jeeberella's Craft Castle|
Burgh Bakes - Homemade Gourmet Marshmallows
|Used with permission from Burgh Bakes - Homemade gourmet marshmallows|
Well there we have it, some men who craft and a wide variety of gifts created with men in mind. For more great businesses like those shown visit our website and facebook page.