Spending more time at home has inspired many of us to get creative.
To help get those creative juices flowing, Lucy Ashbey, Taught Postgraduate Student Support Assistant in the School of Computing, has suggested a feature on top 10 crafty activities:
Whether you’re a knitting novice or a connoisseur in crocheting, there’s no time like the present to get crafting! With an abundance of tutorials and materials online from places like Stitch & Story, there’s plenty to inspire you.
2. Painting & drawing
Creating art is a great way to express yourself. From paying tribute to health care workers to illustrating the importance of wellbeing, picking up a pencil or paintbrush has never felt more poignant.
Whether you love to write poetry, song lyrics or even posting your own blog, putting pen to paper is a wonderful way to get creative!
4. Jewellery making
Start an exciting new hobby and create your very own jewellery. Learn the basic skills in jewellery-making to wear, sell or gift, from the likes of Beads Direct.
From papier-mâché bowls to tissue paper flowers, there’s plenty of fun ways to craft with paper! A great one to try with children, The Spruce Crafts offers you tips on getting started.
6. Rubber stamping
If you’d love to put your own personalised ‘stamp’ on a birthday card or wedding invitation, then why not learn the art of rubber-stamping? Noolibird has a vast collection for you to try.
Dance is the perfect combination of being creative and keeping fit. Choose the style of virtual dance classes that suits you and get moving!
Cross-stitching is often seen as a rather therapeutic craft, and with a wide range of patterns and designs available online, the choices are endless!
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