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Craft is essential in times of crisis.

Craft is chicken soup for the soul. In times li...

Craft isn't callous or uncaring. It's essential for well-being in times of crisis.  In times like these, we need our art more than ever.  Life beats down and crushes the...

Craft is chicken soup for the soul. In times li...

Craft isn't callous or uncaring. It's essential for well-being in times of crisis.  In times like these, we need our art more than ever.  Life beats down and crushes the...

You're not boring for having a craft related hobby. Knitting is not boring.

You're not boring for having a craft related ho...

If you've ever been called boring for having a craft related hobby, I hope you've just smiled and thought no more of it.  If you have, that's ok too. I've...

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You're not boring for having a craft related ho...

If you've ever been called boring for having a craft related hobby, I hope you've just smiled and thought no more of it.  If you have, that's ok too. I've...

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World mental health day. Can knitting and crochet help your mental health. Creative hobbies and mental wellbeing.

World mental health day. Would a stitch a day k...

Would a stitch a day keep the black dog away?  Possibly. The craft-conscious among us already know how much a creative hobby can calm us, help us cope with challenging...

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World mental health day. Would a stitch a day k...

Would a stitch a day keep the black dog away?  Possibly. The craft-conscious among us already know how much a creative hobby can calm us, help us cope with challenging...

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2 rows a day? You'll find time for your hobbies if you really want them.

2 rows a day? You'll find time for your hobbies...

Doom scrolling will not buy you time. Find more time for your hobbies if you really want them.  Have you ever sat in the staff room scrolling through your social...

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2 rows a day? You'll find time for your hobbies...

Doom scrolling will not buy you time. Find more time for your hobbies if you really want them.  Have you ever sat in the staff room scrolling through your social...

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Why you should care less and make more. Tips for success when knitting. Crochet mistakes

Perfectionism and crafts don't mix. Stop caring...

Perfectionism and crafts don't mix. Stop caring and start making. Imagine the scenario, you see a pattern that you really, really like the look of but you don't think you...

Perfectionism and crafts don't mix. Stop caring...

Perfectionism and crafts don't mix. Stop caring and start making. Imagine the scenario, you see a pattern that you really, really like the look of but you don't think you...

How to graft the toe of a sock

How to graft the toe of a sock

Here's a quick, step by step photo tutorial showing you how to graft your sock toe stitches together.  This method is also known as Kitchener stitch but knitters nowadays prefer...

How to graft the toe of a sock

Here's a quick, step by step photo tutorial showing you how to graft your sock toe stitches together.  This method is also known as Kitchener stitch but knitters nowadays prefer...