Category Archives: Crafts

All kinds of crafts mostly created by recycling or upcycling waste and old objects.

In Praise of Hands

Luckily the tea was strong and helped keep me focused. I was at the table picking the raisins out from my scone not because I didn’t like raisins but simply to have an excuse to keep my head down so … Continue reading

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Smoke in the Eyes

(from STORYBOOK “13 Drwings” ©) -30-

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Unfinished craft projects

Crafting is good for us. It can be broken down into three main stages: Visualization Process Actualization When you decide to make something, this something must first be visualized. And visualization begins in the imagination. Imagination stimulates our brain.  It … Continue reading

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Craftivism: Activism Using Craft

After an oil spill off an Australian coast, the Phillip Island Nature Park asked knitters to make sweaters for penguins. Not only did the sweaters help to keep them warm, they also prevented the penguins from ingesting the poisonous oil. A … Continue reading

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Storytelling Through Textiles

Making something with your hands can make life magical.  It gives you the possibility to take life stories and transform them into works of art. Leanne Prain’s book “Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles” is full of such examples. Sewn narrations … Continue reading

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