Beginnner needs serious help please
After drooling over many a handmade item on etsy and ebay I have finally got some spare time and thought I would try crafting myself.
Problem is I don't know where to start.
Could someone recomend some start up books, projects maybe?
What kind of stuff should I be buying as a starter kit? Any websites about?
What kind of things did you all start off making?
Sorry for all the questions, I just could really use some help...
With hope and thanks
hello, you seem to be coming at this from a bit of an odd angle. you should probably decide what type of crafts actually interest you before you think about what to buy. have a browse through the projects and see what takes your fancy, good luck
I'd agree with that too. You could also have a look at some of the online craft stores and see what looks cool. I've recently found this shop http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/ which is a uk based supplier. I haven't tried them out yet but hope to soon. Also keep your eyes peeled when your shopping for clothes, jewellery, cards and stuff and if you see something cool that looks like you could make one yourself give it a go. Good luck.
I agree with jonesy
What do you like to work with? Maybe you can change some of the crafts you like to better suit you (your preferred materials and current skill set).
My skill set is pretty limited, so I started making the felt plushies. It was cheap material and they don't have to be perfect to be totally cute/awesome.
well felt is a good start you can make wallets, purses , what i did when i started crafting was found things i wanted and tried to maek similars so i could have it for less and sell extras to pay for my crafting.
I agree with Jonsey too!
and felt is really good starting place as there is so much you can do with it
Like Jonesy said, you really need to decide what type of craft interests you most. There's so many things that "crafting" could refer to. Clay, quilting, knitting, sewing.... and so much more! You can try to decide on a type of craft, or just a type of material you think that you'd like working with.
Narrow it down as much as you can, then buy some stuff and experiment a bit. That's all it takes. Then Google whatever it is that you're interested in, and you'll get lots of results, including tutorials, and so much more.
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