March is National Craft Month, a special time to celebrate crafts and the people who make them! It’s also the perfect time to learn a craft you’ve always wanted to take up. Over the years, we’ve heard a few common types of crafts that people are interested in, namely: knitting, silk screening, sewing and embroidery. Here’s a list of sites that can help you get started.
- Knitting Help: The essential site for beginning knitters loaded with lots of videos!
- Knitty: Lots of projects to get you inspired.
- Ravelry: A social networking site for knitters. You can find local classes, yarn shops and knitting groups here.
Here’s a fun overview from Make and Etsy:
- How to Silkscreen Posters and Shirts from No Media Kings: A great starting point for doing just that.
- Silkscreening with the Yudu: Handmade Detroit’s Craftervidz of the Yudu Screen Printer.
- Sewing Lessons for the Beginner from Sewing Support: Some simple ways to get started, including choosing fabric and a pattern.
- Burda: The Techniques section of the Burda Style site has lots of project ideas and how-tos for the beginning and more advanced sewer.
- Looking for a local class? This Handmade Detroit post about local sewing classes has tons of options in the comments.
- Embroidery 101: A nice tutorial from Instructables.
- Needle and Thread: Easy-to-follow how-to videos that cover basic stitches.
What craft do you want to learn this year? Any that you’re learning now? Have you spotted a great online or local resource for beginners? Post your links in the comments!