6 New Crafting Hobbies to Take Up

New year is a time for celebratory reflection, and looking forward with gained experiences to our year ahead. We are able to draw a line in the sand between ‘then’ and ‘now’, and it is the opportune time for self-betterment and the learning new skills.

That is why we have rounded up 6 new crafting hobbies for you to take up in the New Year. Who knows, by this time next year you may be a fully-fledged expert at one of the below!


1. Relief Printing


How to Easily Print Lino at Home on the Hobbycraft blog »

Relief printing is a satisfying and meditative art form – and one that it super easy to learn. You can use any carvable surface to make the printing blocks with, and at Hobbycraft we sell Lino Printing Block Packs » that are created specifically for this craft.
Top Tip! Make sure when you are using the sharp carving tools, that you are always carving away from your fingers.


2. Calligraphy


5 Modern Calligraphy Tutorials on the Hobbycraft blog »

Calligraphy is a craft mastered with practise, and now is a better time than any to begin! There is an array of inks, nibs and fancy papers at your disposal in store and online at Hobbycraft ». Take a look at the above tutorial from the Hobbycraft blog for an idea of the different styles and techniques that you can learn!


3. Pyrography


2 Pyrography Designs for Beginners on the Hobbycraft blog »

Create earthy and high quality personalised crafts with the use of a Pyrography tool, newly available online and in store. Perfect for gift giving, labelling, and turning any piece of wood into an art piece in its own right.


4. Clay-making


How to Make Clay Coasters on the Hobbycraft blog »

Malleable clay is one of the most enjoyable materials to work with, and in doing so you can create all sorts of fantatic objects. There are plenty of air-dry clay options available at Hobbycraft, such as DAS White Air Dying Modelling Clay », and after a bit of practice you may find yourself searching for the nearest Ceramics workshop in your area!


5. Crochet


How to Crochet for Absolute Beignners: Part 1 by Simply Daisy on YouTube »

Crochet has seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years, and for good reason. See your projects build at an incredibly fast rate – it’s hard to believe that such intricacy can be achieved by tangling wool with a stick! Once you have a basic understanding of the process, and know all of the shorthand lingo, you’ll be off and away. We have a huge range of crochet blog posts » here on the Hobbycraft blog to get you started.
Top Tip! Have a look at this handy Crochet Abbreviations Master List by Craft Yarn Council » for the ultimate guide to Crochet shorthand.


6. Journaling


How to Bullet Journal on the Hobbycraft blog »

Journalling has definitely become something of a craft over the last couple of years, and there really is no better time to begin than at the beginning of a new year. There’s so much inspiration out there, and it’s a great opportunity to set aside some time each day to put everything swimming about your mind onto paper. It will help you to become more mindful, more organised, and will serve as a beautiful keepsake of your year.
To get started, select one of our scrapbooks », some metallic pens » and a selection of washi tape » that we sell in store and online at Hobbycraft.


Which of the above crafting hobbies would you most like to try in 2018? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this post with anybody who you think would benefit from the inspiration!
We’re always interested to see what you have created, so share your new crafts using the hashtag #NewYearNewHobby on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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