Thursday, July 28, 2011

Let's Give Generously This Ramadan

Join in the spirit of Ramadan this August by donating your used sewing machine and crafting tools to the Manzil School for Special Needs in Sharjah.

This Ramadan, Craft Land is collecting used sewing machines, crafting tools and materials to donate to the Manzil School for Special Needs in Sharjah. And if you donate an old sewing machine, Craft Land will give you 10% off the price of a new sewing machine* – Craft Land’s thanks for your generosity! It's a great opportunity to upgrade to a new sewing machine, and still put an old machine to good use.

The Manzil School for Special Needs relies solely on private funding and generous donations to provide care and development to its students. The school’s main aim is to develop the students’ skills and confidence to a level that enables them to be a part of society – they call it “destination inclusion”.

Through crafting and creative activities the students learn to focus their attention and produce goods that they are able to sell, such as beaded jewellery and hand-crafted gifts. Donations of sewing machines, crafting tools and materials through Craft Land will enable the students to learn new skills and try new crafts.

So if you have an old sewing machine at the back of the cupboard, or a bunch of materials and tools you no longer use, why not have a clear out and donate them to a good cause? Craft Land only asks that all items are in good working order. For a working sewing machine, you will receive a voucher to redeem for 10% off ANY new sewing or embroidery machine at Craft Land, valid during August, 2011. You could save hundreds of even thousands of Dirhams while you help Manzil school!

Please bring items for donation into the Craft Land store where collection bins will be on display.

For more information about the Manzil School for Special Needs see

*Offer valid during August 2011 only.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Work at Craft Land

Are you a knitter/crocheter/sewist/embro​iderer/quilter?
Are you looking for a fun & social way to get out of the house, share your knowledge and earn some extra Dirhams?

Craft Land is looking for part-time help! We need people with crafting skills and knowledge for part-time teaching and customer care. At least 24 hours per week, including one evening per week and two weekend days per month. Must be familiar with the types of crafting supplies that we sell, and know how to do one or more of our crafts. We'd like someone who teaches or can learn to teach. Must speak English well, and Arabic or another language would be an advantage.

Also looking for full-time cashiers. Bring CV's to Craft Land or email to

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mid-Summer update

We're having a full summer here in Craft Land, with classes going strong, and quite a few days left on our Summer Offers promotion!

Check our full schedule on our website for class detail,

This week, we have a fully booked beginner's quilting class, a third week of learning to sew for our younger crafters, and a fun afternoon quilted pillow class. Next week's our last week of sewing classes for the summer, so sign up now before it's all over! We have one more session of learning to sew, another fun project (quilted tote bag) for intermediate sewists, and in the mornings, some hand work with a full week of Silk Ribbon Fairies, what could be better?

Noa (with her mom) modeling the dress she made

Once August starts, we're all about the hand crafting, with beginners classes in Knitting and Crochet (some are full or filling fast, so sign up soon!), and Crafting camps for kids 8+ and even craft mornings for tots 4-7.

We've added a few general clinics for those of you who are missing our clinic sessions...For July, they're Sunday and Wednesday 4-6:30pm, and in August they'll be Monday and Tuesday 9:30-12noon. Join us for help with whatever you're working on! You can call first to confirm who the teacher will be (and to make sure your fave craft will be covered), but no need to pre-register. Check out today's fun clinic in the photo at the top!

Our Summer Saturdays all-day quilting classes are also popular, check the schedule to see what's being taught each Saturday. The first two sessions were very fun, with lots of happy sewing going on!

Some of the kits on offer this month

Don't forget, the Summer Offers continue through July, with 20% discounts on a whole bunch of things:
  • Jelly Rolls & Layer Cakes
  • Pre-Cut Quilt kits
  • Craft Land packaged Knitting kits
  • Craft Land packaged crafting kits for kids
  • Addi Click interchangeable knitting needle sets
  • Permin cross-stitch kits
  • Craft Land packaged Ribbon Embroidery Fairy kits
  • Latch Hook kits

Addi click interchangeable needles...20% 0ff!