Spotlight’s Guide to Crafts and Hobbies
Are you browsing our crafts and hobbies range to get some inspiration? Looking for a new craft you can sink your teeth into? If so, be sure to check out Spotlight’s guide to crafts and hobbies below, so you can choose your new favourite pastime!
What Is Papercraft?
Papercraft is an extremely popular hobby, although it is often overlooked by those looking for a new craft to sink their teeth into. However, papercraft could help you create some wonderful things, since papercraft is a term used to describe all types of arts and crafts involving paper as an artistic medium.
Common crafts that fall under the papercraft umbrella include scrapbooking, card making, paper flower making, decoupage, paper Mache, origami, paper cutting, quilling, paper making, and book binding. Naturally, each of these papercrafts requires its own supplies. Fortunately, you can easily find these supplies at Spotlight.
What Is Jewellery Crafting?
Jewellery crafting, or jewellery making, is self-explanatory. Jewellery crafting is basically crafting your own jewellery, but the types of jewellery you can create is almost endless. Jewellery crafters can use basic tools such as wire and beads, but also genuine silver and gold.
The materials used for jewellery crafting does depend on a person’s skill level. Most jewellery crafters will start with the basics, which is usually creating beaded necklaces and bracelets. However, when a jewellery crafter becomes more advanced, they can start working with moulds, silver, and more valuable materials in general.
What Is Needlecraft?
Needlecraft, also known under the name needlework, is a craft that involves decorative sewing. Therefore, anything that involves a needle combined with fabric or yarn could be referred to as needlecraft. Popular needlecrafts include crochet and needle art.
Crafters who are interested in picking up needlecraft will need impeccable fine motor skills. In some cases, the crafter must also have some good knowledge of fabrics, since this can have an impact on a project. So, before you pick up needle art, it could be a good idea to do a little bit of research.
What Is Sewing?
Sewing is a craft that focusses on fastening or attaching objects through stitches, which are applied with a needle and some thread. Sewing is a craft that has been around for thousands of years, so there is loads to discover and to do.
At Spotlight, customers can find sewing patterns. These patterns are used to create clothing, but also household items such as curtains, pot holders, and more. Our store also contains suitable patterns for beginners, so people who are just starting out with sewing can do so with a simple pattern. Of course, our store also contains patterns for the more advance crafter.
What Is Tatting?
Crafters who are already familiar with crochet, but are looking for something a little different, might consider picking up tatting. Tatting is a craft that is like crochet, only the crafter uses a special tatting needle instead of the traditional crochet hook.
Tatting could be used to create many different things; this includes doilies, lace, bookmarks, and even jewellery. Considering the many things that could be made by tatting, it is no surprise this craft is often combined with some of the other crafts mentioned here today.
What Is Weaving?
Opposed to popular belief, you do not need a fully-fledged loom in your home to do weaving, since weaving can be done with more than just fabric fibres. Some crafters start to weave with paper strips, enabling them to create their unique designs for a low cost. There are also crafters who weave ribbons or fabric strips from old clothing.
Crafters who want to get a little more advanced with their weaving projects can create their own pictures. Simply prepare a wooden frame for your design, put nails around the outside of the frame, and then create a vertical line base with a cord or another strong medium.
What Is Number Painting?
Always wanted to paint, but lack the skill for masterpieces? No need to worry, because you could start with something as simple as number painting. In number painting, you simply obtain a number painting set from Spotlight. Then, you simply paint in the numbered areas with the matching paint, which will eventually become your own masterpiece! It is the best way to familiarise yourself with painting, and gives you some new skills along the way.
What Craft and Hobby Supplies Can I Get at Spotlight?
At Spotlight, customers can find supplies for all the crafts mentioned above, but many others too! Spotlight has an entire range filled with affordable crafting supplies, so you can always find what you are looking for in our store.
Do you have a question about our crafting supplies? Do not hesitate to contact Spotlight for some additional information, we will be more than happy to assist.