Category Archives: Crafts

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

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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Joie de faire

pot and poster, studio los ojos Like a bowerbird*, I use junk to decorate my home. But junk that’s been joyfully transformed with some abracadabras. The hands are like magic wands that can transform ugly ducklings into swans. Making things … Continue reading

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Why not make something?

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Why not make something?

So why not make something? Handwork is a form of meditation.  The focused attention keeps your mind from getting caught in the labyrinth of thought. related:  Why crafting is good for mental health + What is Entropy?…”Systems can only maintain organization … Continue reading

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Klerksdorp spheres

Originally posted on Archaeology Fantasies:
I’ve seen this article several times now, and I meant to address it the first time, but then I got distracted by something shinny…er I mean work? Either way, the biggest reason I let it go was that I wasn’t terribly concerned about…

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“Do not let your adorning be external”…

Originally posted on (Roughly) Daily:
? In 2011, textile conservators discovered fragments of medieval manuscripts lining the hems of dresses at the Cistercian convent of Wienhausen in Northern Germany. The dresses in question, made by nuns in the late fifteenth…

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