Crafts and Hobbies

Becoming a Master Crafter

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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Crafts and Hobbies

Hand Tools for Crafting

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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Crafts and Hobbies

The Popularity of Crafts

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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Crafts and Hobbies

Retro Crafts Are New Again

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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