Tie-dyed Eggs

Eggs are symbolic of the new life that comes with spring. We may all be familiar with the exchange of chocolate eggs at Easter but traditionally real eggs were given as gifts. These would be blown or boiled, dyed or carefully painted and used as decorations during Eastertide.
Making Tie-dyed Eggs is just one activity of many in Making the Children’s Year, a book of seasonal craft projects for all ages.

Tip: If you use onion skins to dye your eggs why not drop some bits of wool or cotton into the saucepan too and use these to hang your eggs. Both red and white onion skins will give a lovely colour to natural fibres.

For more creative seasonal activities for the family look to our series.

Summer Newsletter – redesigned

Our Summer newsletter just went out, and we’ve had a bit of a redesign. You can read it in your browser by following this link: newsletter. We send out a newsletter five times a year in March, June, September, pre-yule special November, and December. It usually includes announcements about new books, a staff favourite (with a coupon code for money off), a recipe or craft from one of our books, upcoming author events, and some other bits and bobs. If you are interested in subscribing, there is an option to do so when you follow the above link.

We hope you enjoy it! 

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News: Hawthorn Press Newsletter

We are delighted to announce that Hawthorn Press now has an email newsletter! We will be sending out news on publications and events to our subscribers four times a year, along with the occasional special offer. You can sign up to our mailing list  using the form at the top of our homepage, or via our facebook page

Our Spring Newsletter is available to view online if you would like a sneak peek of what you would be signing up for; we hope you enjoy it!

Read the Spring Newsletter online here…