This section is for crocheters, knitters, designers, weavers, dyers, and anybody who works with yarn and patterns who rely on high quality tools to produce homemade products. The guides and reviews in this category are intended to give you ideas and inspiration for your projects.
For those unaware, crafting can be divided into five basic types: paper, decorative, textile, functional, and fashion crafts. A key component of crafting is its hands-on approach, not just skill with a machine. For example, those who primarily focus on textile crafts may be skilled at crocheting, quilting, weaving, or dyeing. Many of these categories also fall into the realm of fashion or decorative crafts, though since they all begin with fabric, they are technically textile crafts.
Decorative crafts involve furniture making, stained glass, stenciling, and the like. Where this differs from fine art, however, is that decorative crafts tend to be more practical, with some degree of utility to it. For instance, furniture can be made to be extremely beautiful, but it can also let you sit on it. Metalwork is rising in popularity, and many show furniture are made mostly from wood but metal will be used for the trim or legs.
Check out our guides on Arts and Crafts below.