When Rakuten’s Play recently got in touch with me about their new Hobbies and Crafts section, I was inspired to think about crafts I am keen to learn or even re-learn. As a child I was super keen on calligraphy and it got me thinking about heritage crafts that are often pushed aside for the more popular hobbies such as sewing, crochet and knitting.
G commented recently that a lot of my hobbies are ‘old people hobbies’ and that I should make the most of my youth (loose term there!). Does he not think I’m going to be galloping around at Zumba when I’m 60?! It got me thinking about what my hobbies mean to me and whether I can incorporate some new activities into my already busy life.
This year, I want to make an effort to learn crafts that are less mainstream and to re-indulge my passion for lettering (although if you search wedding invites on Etsy you will see Calligraphy is popular once again!). I quite fancy trying willow weaving or bobbin lace making too after an inspiring WI session last year.
I’d love to hear about your hobbies in the comments below. Are there any heritage crafts you feel deserve more attention?
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