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Knitting and Other Craft Hobbies – An Overview

May 7th, 2021

The mere mention of the word sweater conjures beautifully patterned and designed clothing that is worn over the body torso to keep it warm and cozy. By extension, the imagination brings into mind pictures of winter holidays and happy togetherness and family affections.

The magic that transforms simple yarn into such an amazing piece of apparel is knitting.

Basically, it is simply stitching together a couple of supple and drapable fabrics, working in the detail and color pattern by the use of continuous strands of yarn. Two needles are used, a slip knot is made on one, and the number of stitches needed is “cast on” by wrapping the yarn over this needle and drawing it through loops on the other needle. Many combination of stitches are possible, resulting in an endless variety of pattern.

Another closely related technique is crocheting.

A slip stitch is made by wrapping the yarn over a hook, and then a loop is pulled through. This is called the chain stitch, and from a row of these, other rows are added. If so desired, the stitches may be joined to create a ring and then worked around. Lighter yarns produce softness, while thicker yarns produce sturdiness. Different fashion and home décor accessories, with attractively textured or raised details are thus easily created. Lacy projects like doilies or string or cord lend themselves effortlessly with this method.

Also often employed is plain yarn crafting.

Braiding, twisting, and wrapping of the yarn itself gives myriad possibilities. Tassels, wreaths, boucles, etc. are just a few of the items that can be done.

Learning how to knit, crochet, and craft with yarn is fun and can be quite profitable because useful things can be made. Additionally it is a very relaxing hobby reliably known to relieve stress. Complete newbies who are really interested to learn and ready to pursue a project will do well to join any of the many clubs devoted to the hobby. There are a lot of local knitting and crocheting guilds or groups that regularly meet up in locations in nearby communities. Likewise, online classes and websites offer tips and techniques, videos, patterns, and news.

Turn An Arts And Crafts Hobby Into A Business

March 7th, 2021

Are you searching for a quick way to make an extra income?

Why not turn that Cooking Interest, Comic Book Collecting, or Your Retro Clothing Collection Into A Home Based Business Venture!

Most people enjoy hobbies they have pursued with great enthusiasm for years. Even though they may find their leisure activities fulfilling and enjoyable they never imagined making money with a fun hobby!

The world is packed with amazingly talented people.

Are you one of these gifted individuals? These talented individuals might have a passion for sewing fabulous original wardrobes, marvelous hand knitted items, furniture making, creative paintings, photographs, jewelry art, greeting card design, doll making, original toys, baby clothing, candle making, quilting, calligraphy, fancy soap making, about anything you can imagine!

Crafting is actually a great way to start a home business on a shoe string. You might want to start on a small scale by offering your creative work to friends and family. Later on, once you have enough products, you might decide to rent a booth at local flea markets or crafts shows to display your work.

As you may know the Arts And Crafts Industry Is Enjoying An Amazingly Phenomenal Popularity. People are eager to purchase hand made clothing, furniture, custom made keepsakes or jewelry. If you have the creative talent this is one business you should consider!

A friend, Joyce, diverted her obsession with candle making into a thriving business. She started by selling her hand made scented candles to friends and neighbors. Word of mouth spread about her candles. Soon she was receiving enough orders to keep her very busy.

Joyce throws house parties to sell her candles and also takes custom orders from ads she runs in local newspapers. Next, she plans to take her candles to the stores and malls in her area.

I recently read about a middle aged fellow who turned his knowledge about collecting rare comic books into a thriving business.

Imagine?

Several hundred of his old comic books are now worth their weight in gold. And his wife is no longer protesting about the space the old editions take up in their home.

Think about it!

What’s your passion?

What’s your leisure time interest?

Could your leisurely pursuits translate into a lucrative business?