Crafts or crafting is the activity which involves making something by using one's hands and skill. It was part of the movement in which handicraft was popularized in Britain and America at the turn of the 20th century which sought to resurrect medieval craftmanship. Crafting includes, but is not limited to, beading, needlework, leatherwork, soap-making, scrapbooking, woodcraft, and jewelry-making.
American Craft Council
Nonprofit educational organization which seeks to promote contemporary American crafts maintains this site which has an extensive catalog of resources on crafts available for purchase, including books. The website also has information on craft shows and markets.
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Circle City Stencilers and Artisans
Maintained by a group of artists, the site offers encouragement, teaches and inspires people to promote the art of stenciling. The organization's history, meeting schedules and events, and an overview of its ongoing projects are featured.
Company sells arts and crafts supplies including full ranges of Hama beads, Fimo and Sculpey polymer clays, air drying clay, wooden bead sets and craft kits for children and adults.
Crafts for Kids
Consists of stimulating projects to help children enjoy crafts, including those regarding astronomy, balloons, African, and many other crafts. Also includes crafts projects to help children celebrate Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day and other events.
Established in 2003, the membership site features a variety of resources for crafters, including several articles on various crafting topics, video an textual tutorials, a calendar for organizers of physical crafting events, such as trade shows, a worldwide guide, and a discussion forum. An online shopping area is also available.
Manufacturer of markers, chalks, crayons and colored pencils. Includes thousands of free coloring pages, craft ideas, creative quotes, games and other fun facts. Offers resources for educators and information to parents in bringing creativity inside the classroom or at home.
Creative Kids at Home
This craft website details ways to create a variety of themed gifts based on space, dinosaurs, the beach and Egypt. Also available are subscription opportunities to the website's newsletter.
Illustrated instructions to make hundreds of inexpensive craft projects for children. Includes holiday crafts, animals and dinosaurs, party ideas, and crafts using recycled materials as well as uick and easy activities and crafts that can be made with large groups of children.
Contains printable crafts for children a well as printable resources can help children learn about the Bible, shapes, books, the alphabet and more. The website also has Halloween, Thanksgiving crafts and coloring pages as well. The website also has printable cartoon characters.
East Falls Glassworks
Glass blowing studio based in Philadelphia. Promotes the art by holding classes, hosting a messge board, providing a glossary and step by step instructions and more.
Faux Like a Pro
Producers of eco-friendly paints and pigments provides classes which teach the different ways that paint can be used including Asian designs, glazing, mural and modern finishes. You can also find out about the company's New York City store.
Offering a one-stop source for information on ribbons and various ribbon-based activities, the site features tutorials and a gallery of completed projects using ribbons, and an online shopping area. Its contributors include a number of renowned craft bloggers.
Multilingual page with book references, art gallery, information on how to paint and dye fabric.