Every craft has its own set of tools, and each tool has its own particular use. Knitting requires the use of needles that come in various sizes. They can also be straight or bent into a circle. The crafter who chooses to knit must learn the many uses for each...

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The world has become a place where speed is of the essence. Nothing gets done slowly during business hours. Modern work life demands efficiency and a pace never seen in previous centuries. This situation creates a great deal of stress, and crafts are a wonderful way to help wind down...

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No matter how simple a craft begins, each one has its own specialties that require additional training after a person has learned the basics. Some crafts, such as knitting, require a person to learn how to make basic stitches and succeed at following a pattern. Over time, the person advances...

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During the 1960's and 70's, macrame was everywhere. It started off as a craft practiced by sailors whose jobs required them to tie a variety of knots. It eventually turned into a craft when people discovered it was a wonderful way to be creative with little or no experience. Over...

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Experiencing creativity is not limited to one form or medium. Those who want to create items through crafting have a wide range of choices. Wood, metal, fabric, yarn, thread and plastic all have their places in the world of crafts. A modern crafter does not need to stay with any one craft either. They can make a project with wood, and then they might want to move on to experimenting with decorative pillows made of fabric, threads and buttons. The availability of crafting kits, local classes and online videos has made crafting a world to be explored as well as enjoyed.