why learn a new craft

Adventures in Stamping

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Sometimes when I mention my ‘craft a month’ project, the response isn’t the usual, ‘Wow, that sounds pretty cool. What are you learning now?’

A couple times the response has been confused.

‘Haven’t you found a craft you like yet? What’s the point?’

Or sometimes someone feels insulted. ‘I’ve been working in _____ for years and I’m still learning.’

5 reasons to learn a new craft in 2013

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Like I said in my introductory post, 2013 is going to be a crafty, hands-on sort of year for me. Each month I’m going to tackle a new craft form, learn the basics, and start a new project. This month I’m learning crochet!

But why? What’s the point?

It’ll be fun, of course, and a little bit frustrating. But what I really want to achieve here is growth. If you’re up to trying a new craft, you can grow, too.

You can combine crafts into something new.

There’s only so much you can sew, embroider, knit, crochet, carve, mold, what have you. But what happens when you combine two of more of those techniques?