By Carol Endler Sterbenz
Author of Homemade: The Heart and Science of Handcrafts
Have you been thinking about learning a new craft? If so, I hope you will feel inspired to try whatever it is that has been intriguing you. I have been making pretty things by hand for a long, long time, and yet I am still captivated by crafts I know little about. Learning a new craft is still compelling and possible to me as long as I keep in mind the following tips, which I discovered along the way.
1. Foremost, love what you are going to make, really connect to the design (or to the materials or to the anticipated zen of getting the new methodology). Your enthusiasm will carry you through the unfamiliar steps and motivate you to finish the project to your standards and satisfaction.
2. Invite a friend to join you. It's always more fun learning a new craft when you have company, someone who gets as jazzed about craft stuff as much as you do. Put on the music and the tea kettle,Read More »from How to Start a New Craft Project