Crafts and Hobbies

How to Make a Weighted Blanket

How to Make a Weighted Blanket: With and Without Sewing

You’ve decided to try a weighted blanket to help a loved one with special needs get better rest. Or perhaps you’re seeking some relief for your sleeping issues. Although weighted blankets are widely available, you can make your own, saving both money and resources. Let’s learn together how to make a weighted blanket. In this …

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What is a Rotary Tool?

What is a Rotary Tool? How to Use a Rotary Tool

A craftsperson is only as good as their rotary tool. That’s not quite how that old saying goes, but it might as well be. What’s true is rotary tools, sometimes just called Dremels, are an essential part of any toolbox, belonging right there besides your workhorse screwdriver, trusty hammer, and go-to electric drill. Given their …

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Best Rotary Tools

7 Best Rotary Tools in 2020: Dremels for Hobbies and DIYs

For a more sustainable future, it’s important to remember the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We’d add to that list to BFC — or Build, Fix, and Create before buying new. An often overlooked tool for maintenance is also known as every hobbyist’s best friend: the rotary tool. In a field dominated by the …

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Best Knitting Needles

8 Best Knitting Needles 2020: Top Brands and Sets

Knitting is an excellent hobby for clearing your mind and relaxing after a long day. Plus, you end up with something hand-made when you’re project is complete! Unfortunately, figuring out which knitting needles are the best knitting needles for you to use can be a monumental task; there are literally thousands upon thousands of different …

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Knitting vs Crochet

Knitting vs. Crochet: Understanding the Basics

Knitting vs. crochet- the fiber arts throw-down we’ve all been waiting for. If you’re reading this, you may be uncertain about the differences between knitting and crocheting. Don’t worry — it’s easy to get confused. After all, both are used to make soft blankets, handy pot holders, and cute little baby beanies. Not to mention, …

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10 Crochet Hook Styles

Types of Crochet Hooks: 10 Different Materials & Styles

Bored at home? Thinking about taking up a new hobby? Crocheting is one of the most therapeutic and addictive hobbies out there. From blankets to bags to booties, crocheting gives you endless possibilities for creative projects. There’s a lot to learn about yarn, techniques, and tools if you’re new to the crochet game. The most …

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