Exploring Deira Craft Souk

Exploring Deira Craft Souk

If you’re a person who likes to make things, we’re pretty sure you’ve spent the odd hour or two exploring the fabric and haberdashery stores in Dubai’s Satwa. But did you know there was another destination in town which is guaranteed to get...
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Get Creative with Papier Mache

Get Creative with Papier Mache

Thursday is here and although we’re at the tail end of the Summer season, the Saffron Souk ladies still have a few craft projects on our hit list that we’re itching to tackle. This weekend, we’re getting creative (and no doubt sticky!) with papier...
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Fair play with Pebble

Fair play with Pebble

The Saffron Souk crew are a bit old school when it comes to playtime. No bells and whistles (or batteries!) for us, thanks. The toys we like are the ones with character. Toys that have been lovingly stitched, knitted or carved by hand. Pebble is one of those brands of...
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Sail Away on Father’s Day

Sail Away on Father’s Day

With many of us celebrating Father’s Day this weekend or next, Saffron Souk thought it was high time we got a little crafty again. Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a little Dad time and get his hands dirty too, so we’ve fished out 3...
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The Fujariah Sougha Candle Making Group

The Fujariah Sougha Candle Making Group

The Sougha Program opened a Sougha Boutique on www.saffronsouk.com earlier this year and we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to join Leila Ben-Gacem (manager of the Entrepreneurship Development Department at Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development)...
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Party Flavours!

Party Flavours!

So you’re planning a party for one of the little people in your household? Like any good event, holiday or party, we here at Saffron Souk think that planning is half the fun! Few things are more fun than planning a kid’s party. All important is the menu....
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Ceramics House, Sharjah Heritage Area.

Ceramics House, Sharjah Heritage Area.

What a find! As Saffron Souk was busy moving between the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum and the Sharjah Art Gallery we stumbled across this tiny hub of Activity in Calligraphy Square. After poking our nose through the door to see what was in side (a lot of these quirky...
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Craft in the Bay

Craft in the Bay

1. Cardiff Bay, looking towards the Opera House and Senned Originally one of the busiest shipping ports in the UK, Cardiff Bay has undergone major redevelopment over the past decade and has been reinvented as a vibrant residential area and recreational destination....
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The Makery

The Makery

A visit to Bath is always on our hit list when we’re visiting the UK and when in Bath, a stop at The Makery is a must! Located on a busy pedestrianized lane, The Makery is specialty haberdashery store, offering a collection of carefully sourced ribbons, trimmings,...
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Studio Envy

Studio Envy

We covet a good studio space here at Saffron Souk. No matter what your specialist art or craft is, you’ll need to set aside some space to create as well as stash away your materials, equipment and finished stock. While organization and creativity are two traits which...
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