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Art's and Crafts

Unread postby ChristopherT525 » 9 August 2022, 15:57

I'm a bit of an amateur crafter and enjoy making things, thought a lot of it tends to be from premade hobby kits. Does anyone else enjoy crafting? What do you do and where do you find the best tutorials and tings to do?
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby Marmaduke » 9 August 2022, 20:31

I would certainly like to make more time for crafts, a hobby where I have something to show for my efforts at the end has always seemed desirable to me. I think I’m mostly drawn to getting better at sewing. I like the idea of being able to make clothes, though I fear the result will make me realise why I buy them made by someone else.

What is a remade hobby kit? I can’t even really picture what that might be. What sort of things to you craft? Is it perhaps tools for mining, lest you may mine the materials to craft the tools ad infinitum?
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby ChristopherT525 » 10 August 2022, 05:45

Sorry, that should’ve said pre-made hobby kit. I do all sorts of things, latch hook, Crosstitch, punch needle craft, macrame, knitting, some paper stuff, and book binding. I’ll give most things a go :)
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 12 August 2022, 23:25

I knit, which is I guess the only thing I do that might be considered a craft.

Are traditional arts covered under arts and crafts? I mean, would the visual arts count? I guess I'm not terribly familiar with the details of the notion of arts and crafts :shrug:

But if they are included in arts and crafts, then I'd also add drawing and painting in addition to knitting.
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby colby100 » 13 August 2022, 05:02

I usually just find someone whose teaching the craft I'm interested in. There are a lot of free classes that our art center does to teach different crafts and it's given me a way to craft without having any background. Maybe there's something like that where you are.
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby Magic J » 13 August 2022, 16:59

I make seashell jewelry. Earrings, necklaces, that sort of stuff. Give it away as gifts, people seem to like it. I just use a Dremel and sponge for perforating and sanding, and a spike tool for etching designs. Trick is to keep cold water flowing over the shell to stop it shattering.

Also, for a rare arts and crafts example: I can knap flint. I'm pretty bad at it, but probably slightly better that the average post-stone age human. :P
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby asianduck888 » 18 August 2022, 13:47

Is it weird I love to do everything, cooking, farming, machine, programing and etc. but I always want to make sustainable home design, but have no budget to do for now I just make 3d model and animation.
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Unread postby McTaggartfan » 30 August 2022, 18:47

asianduck888 wrote:Is it weird I love to do everything, cooking, farming, machine, programing and etc. but I always want to make sustainable home design, but have no budget to do for now I just make 3d model and animation.


I don't see why that would be weird. Reading that about you doesn't make me think, "Oh, what a strange fellow this person is, and how shockingly abnormal it is for someone to have such varied interests or hobbies!" I mean, even if it is a tad abnormal, that doesn't mean I view it negatively, or that it even should be viewed in a negative light; because, after all, long since gone are the days when it was commonly maintained that whatsoever is natural (and hence normal) is good, whereas whatsoever is unnatural (and hence abnormal) is bad.
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Re: Art's and Crafts

Unread postby asianduck888 » 2 September 2022, 06:55

McTaggartfan wrote:I don't see why that would be weird. Reading that about you doesn't make me think, "Oh, what a strange fellow this person is, and how shockingly abnormal it is for someone to have such varied interests or hobbies!" I mean, even if it is a tad abnormal, that doesn't mean I view it negatively, or that it even should be viewed in a negative light; because, after all, long since gone are the days when it was commonly maintained that whatsoever is natural (and hence normal) is good, whereas whatsoever is unnatural (and hence abnormal) is bad.


I don't know it feels weird to me only at least, because I can't focus to one certain thing to do. I see people focus doing one thing they love. for example people who love to do cooking they do cooking only, people who love dancing they focus on that only. fore me who grow up without proper care and parenting to directing my interest it feels like I lost tracking of becoming mastering in something and found what I really like, Everything feels same to me in result I can do a lot of thing but not fully mastering it, I cooking a lot of dishes for fun, growing many fruits in my garden (even planning to find way to grow wheat, which is impossible in Tropical country), making 3D animation (taking my times a lot), love machinery how making everything easy (was working with 1650 degree Celsius molten steel and 450 ton stuff hanging above my head) and planning to design machine for specific purpose, and making a video game (currently in progress and most difficult). everything is equally interesting to me, for the result I can't divide my time to do each of these things.
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