The DIY revolution is on, and learning old crafts is back. What are your favorites?
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Sewing or stitching is the fastening of cloth, leather, furs, bark, or other flexible materials, using needle and thread. Its use is nearly universal among human populations and dates back to Paleolithic times (30,000 BC). Sewing predates the weaving of cloth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing
The process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper http://www.mothteeth.com/bookmaking/
the process of building, making or carving something using wood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworking
Create a screen smudge some ink, and Wala you have yourself a cool print or shirt or whatever
It is a very meditative craft for me.
Crochet (pronounced /kroʊˈʃeɪ/) is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead of knitting needles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocheting
From super simple to intricate and complicated, this is the best way to use other parts of your brain! http://www.origami.com/
Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of raw wood with a knife.
Whittling is typically performed with a light, small-bladed knife, usually a pocket knife. Specialized whittling knives are available as well. They have thick handles which are easier to grip for long periods allowing precise control and pressure.
Occasionally the terms "whittling" and "carving" are used interchangeably, but they are different arts. Carving employs the use of chisels, gouges, and a mallet, while whittling involves only the use of a knife. These days whittling is mainly a hobby and not a living like it used to be before carving machines were invented. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittling
Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms, and remains a major industry today. Ceramic art covers the art of pottery, whether in items made for use or purely for decoration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery
Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another or to cloth using a needle and thread. Most beadwork takes the form of jewelry or other personal adornment, but beads are also used in wall hangings and sculpture.
Beadwork techniques are broadly divided into loom and off-loom weaving, stringing, bead embroidery, bead crochet, and bead knitting.
Most cultures have employed beads for personal adornment. Archaeological records show that people made and used beads as long as 5,000 years ago. Beads have also been used for religious purposes, as good luck talismans, and as curative agents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beadwork
The term stained glass can refer to the material of colored glass or the craft of working with it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term "stained glass" was applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches, cathedrals, chapels, and other significant buildings. Although traditionally made in flat panels and used as windows, the creations of modern stained glass artists also include three-dimensional structures and sculpture.
Modern vernacular usage has often extended the term "stained glass" to include domestic leadlight and objets d'art created from lead came and copper foil glasswork such as we see in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stained_glass
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