Every year as the seasons begin to change from summer to fall, I get the urge to pull out my yarn and crochet hooks and start making something warm and cozy! I haven’t made anything recently, but I love being able to make something with my own hands and the pride and sense of accomplishment that goes with it. There is always a sense of peace and quiet and calm as I work on my project. Making things with our hands is one of the best ways to be creative!
Maybe you have heard of the term “lost arts”. A lost art is a skill or craft that was once used widely (everyone knows how to do that! 🙂 ), but has now become lost to us in our modern society and culture. This could be anything from knitting and crochet to baking your own bread and making your own candles. Why not begin to learn one of these “lost arts”? Here are a few ideas to get you started!
• Soap making
• Candle making
• Needlepoint or Cross-stitch
• Oil or Watercolor painting
• Basket weaving
• Baking (Bread, Pastry, etc.)
Some of these have begun to be brought back and this is by no means a complete list! It is wonderful to keep your hands busy and make something useful and pretty at the same time. I enjoy embroidery, baking and crochet myself, and have tried my hand at soap making, but I would love to learn more! What are some of the skills you would like to learn? What are some of the skills you already know how to do?