March is National Craft Month

CraftingAccording to the Lark Crafts website (www.larkcrafts.com), the Craft & Hobby Association began celebrating National Craft Month in 1994 to promote the joys of crafting to both new and experienced crafters. Only a handful of retailers and manufacturers participated in the beginning, but now millions of crafters around the world share their love of crafting.

Are you curious about a new craft? Take the time to try out a project that you've been planning or pass on your knowledge to a beginner crafter.

Need inspiration? Check out these websites:

Craftster - This website has every craft topic under the sun with plenty of tutorials.

DIY Network - There are tons of free patterns and tutorials on here.

Instructables - This one has a lot of tech hacks and traditional craft projects.

Ravelry - There are plenty of free knitting and crocheting patterns here but some patterns are for sale only. Ravelry makes it easy to share pictures of completed crafts, as well as details such as yarn weight, needle size, etc. 

Threadbanger - An edgy sewing site with video tutorials, podcasts, and more.

Don't like to stare at a computer screen? These books are currently checked in:

 Craft Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Stitch, Sculpt, Bead, and Build from the editors of Lark Crafts

 Eco-crafts by Sally Henry and Trevor Cook

 Simple Stitches. Quilting: 18 Projects for the New Quilter from contributors at Lark Crafts

Happy crafting!