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Unleash your creativity

join in the crafters communityThe history of creativity and human thinking is a long one, well as far as we can tell the areas of art and human culture have ran through our own history for as long as we can remember and dig out. The reason may well be the natural aptitude of the human mind as a problem solver, and in a day like today, where we live in abundance, at least us here in a western world, if there is nothing to be fixed, we make something up to fix.

Another wonder of the human mind, we can abstract ideas and work without actual physical materials. However, the wonderful thing. Is that the experience of learning is much the same regardless of what area you are in, theory or practice. Which is why there are so many good reasons to ensure that you keep your mind in shape, just as well as your body.

Learning something new, and sticking with it, is like an exercise regime that you also stick with, endless health benefits and, not to mention fun, social and active. All things which help from the psychological point of view, and as you know, everything which happens psychologically, also happens physiologically, something that neuroscience have long proven.

So get out there, learn something new, a musical instrument perhaps. Solve the issues to bring you to the next step, or create something with what you’ve learned, there are an endless number of possibility here, and you get to pick. I know, a little overwhelming perhaps, but remember, starting small is always the best way, there is no reason to be harsh with yourself, especially if you are trying to do something for fun.

Welcome to the making of your world and yourself

joiing the crafting revolutionIf you are one of the many crafters out there who enjoy making good use of your own creativity, if you are searching for inspiration and impressions to nourish your own sense of making.

Well, then you have definitely landed in the right place. Here we are dedicated, fanatic, casual, lazy and serious crafters.

We love the arts, human expression as much as we love to keep our hands busy and our minds in flow with what we are doing.

Someone once said that life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself, and by not fearing what you are making, you will also be able to be completely invested in it, and experience the process and learn the many lessons which each craft and each opportunity to practice that craft holds.

We are as wide in style and technique as our imagination stretches, and you can consider this page a bundle of wonderful and sometimes weird things which come out when we put our minds to work. We will also bring you some news of things which are currently inspiring us, and of course help you find your way to your preferred craft if you are new by hopefully giving good introductions and presentations of work which is already existing out there.

Creativity is at the core of each human being, and here we are looking to keep in tune with that most natural tendency to want to make, to want to figure out and to want to complete what we have started and see it materialise into the world in whatever form it will take.

So once again, welcome, and we hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to get in contact if there is anything that you are wondering, and of course we are always overjoyed with feedback and suggestions if you think that there is something missing which should be included here.

Beautiful craft for the heart, mind and hand

crafting with beadsCrafting is stimulating and in many ways fascinating, at times you may be astounded by what you are capable of if you only let yourself run with it.

The title, craft for the heart, mind and hands is a division to be used as a metaphor, as the separation which the words indicates are not actually there.

From one perspective it all happens in your head, something which have been proven though looking at where young children place the self, when referring to themselves, they don’t point at their body, or the location of their heart but to their head.

This is common across many different cultures across the globe. And from this point, you cannot actually differentiate between them, and they are all vital parts of the experience of crafting.

In simple words, although we separate, heart as the feeling, mind as the reason and hand as the skill, here we are focused on the whole of the experience, inclusive of all. Finding beauty from external impressions and though expressing our own ideas.

This happens firstly though learning the skill needed to gain freedom within a specific field. Say you would like to learn how to do embroidery, you will not be able to start with the most delicate and interacted pieces as you must first learn how to perform each of the specific stiches which then make up the whole.

Keep in tune with us here, and find inspiration for your own projects, we hope to bring you images of work, help with specific craft related techniques and information about people who have been exploring the realm of making things for a long time, who have had time to specialise and find their own voice bringing about some of the most astonishing creations we have met with.

Crafting for the soul, body and mind

a countless number of wonderful techniques to masterIf you are already a crafter at home, we don’t have to convince you of the countless benefits which come with being active and practising your own creative outlet and skill. This is why we instead aim this little article to you who are new to the field. Perhaps you are thinking about picking up a new hobby, or reinventing yourself in one that have engaged with in the past, but not touched upon for many years.

Regardless of your reason to start on something now. What the team here has view of, is the challenge which comes with taking that first step.

We choose the word based on the fact that not only does one have to break out of some sort of routine, and perhaps make great effort for small progress, but one also has to battle the feeling of being a child again. For many this part is something which can lead to a dualistic experience. Where frustration similar to that which we only have memories of as a child may resurface.

What our advice would be to this, is simply don’t fret, and keep persisting. Being new there are always several challenges to face. There are many reasons out there why creative lives get put on the shelves, common among these are work changes, situation changes, opportunities, having children and much more.

But that doesn’t say that if you have been gone from crafting for a while that you cannot do it again, and more passionately and informed at that! So get your thinking hat on, and get your creative juices flowing, and if you have inspirational troubles, don’t hesitate to visit our site often and regularly. Here we do what we can to keep up to date and to keep you inspired.