what crafty things do you wish you could make?

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
August 5, 2010 12:43pm CST
for me, i would love to learn how to make sterling silver jewellry and how to throw pottery. how about you?
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22 responses
• United States
5 Aug 10
I can quilt, sew and knit, but I always wanted to learn how to crochet. I have tried and tried, but I get so confused as to which hole to place the hook and it always comes out looking like a mess..lol I can make a chain and that is about all I can crochet.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Aug 10
its not that hard! i taught myself. there are some really good instructional videos on youtube on learning how to crochet, check em out. as for me, i am teaching myself how to knit!
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
10 Aug 10
Hi saigonwarrior! I have exactly the same problem, I have tried to learn to chochet, but I am never able to find the right holes, and the result is not exactly pretty. I hope I will be able to learn it one day. I like knitting, but it would be nice to be able to crochet as well.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I know..it is so confusing to meeee.....lol Like you, maybe I will learn someday..or maybe not..lol I am glad I am not alone!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
5 Aug 10
OMG, the list is ridiculously long! I don't even know where to start... what I really wish is that I could set up a real studio and spend at least half a day in it making whatever I want just for the sake of making it, no because I need to sell it to make money. BTW, I might be able to help you learn to make some of those things you want to. Are you a visual learner?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Aug 10
yup, i am.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
7 Aug 10
Ever heard of precious metal clay? It's one place you can start in making silver jewelry and there are videos. You can also make silver jewelry from wire without learning special metal smithing techniques. That's just for starters.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
19 Jun 12
Thanks for the best response! Did you ever make your silver jewelry?
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
5 Aug 10
I would also love to be able to do jewelry. And quilts would be really nice too! (even though I don't think quilting is so hard to learn, but I am too lazy, so I haven't gotten around to it...)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Aug 10
quilts are amazing and timeless but for me, i cant cut a straight line worth beans, so...lol
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I've just started making my own clay and ceramic beads for jewelry and I'd love to learn how to make glass beads. I've done just about every other kind of craft out there at one time or another. I think I developed my love of crafting in kindergarten and have worked at it ever since. It helped to have a mother who was a kindergarten teacher because she was always coming up with new craft ideas for her classes and I'd join right in, although I did it from home. I majored in Art (and English) in high school and college so I learned a lot from school. Other things that weren't offered in school I learned on my own, either from reading books from the library or on the internet.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Aug 10
early on in the summer, we went into a store (in a touristy area) and the lady was making all her own lampwork beads and showed us how to do so. it was really quite facinating but a fairly pricey thing to get into i think. wish i would have majored in art!!
• United States
7 Nov 10
I'd love to learn how to sew clothing & how to use those neat embroidery machines they have @ JoAnn's always stitching away (not that I have several grand just lying around to get one of those machines either). I'd like to learn how to spin my own yarn. They had some ladies @ state fair spinning bright colors of wool into yarn and I was just facinated. Especially since I day dream of having a sheep farm and maybe having my own yarn shop online.
24 Oct 10
I'm not very much into this type of thing these days. My wife, well she's very artistic and crafty. She likes making friendship bracelets and those one's with the funny looking charms. She also encourages our children to make cards and other types of things.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Aug 10
wood carving, tapistry type rugs, I can't think of them all right now, but those 2 come to mind.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Aug 10
I took a pottery class in Jr. High, and I think I would enjoy doing that again...
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
12 Aug 10
For me, I would think carpentry or cabinetry. But I don't think I would consider it as craftwork. But it would be great if I could create some fancy storage closets in and around the house instead of relying too much on Ikea.
• United States
10 Aug 10
I would love to learn how to sew clothing. dresses to be exact I like how they flow and are so nice to wear. I also would love to do anything with polymer clay. Like make figurines to resell in a flea market.
@Debscrochet (1093)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I always wanted to make quilts, but couldn't even figure out how to tread a sewing machine.
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
8 Aug 10
I wish I could knit and sew. I would love to sew my own clothes, and knit blankets for people, maybe for Christmas. Or I could sew my sister some clothes. She keeps losing weight, so she has to buy more clothes more regularly than a lot of people. So it would be nice to be able to sew her something, and do it for less than it would cost in a store.
@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
8 Aug 10
making jewelry and doing pottery both would be cool I am a beginner quilter, just making them with squares. I would love to have the skill, and the patience to make some designed ones. I am learning a new simpler design right now in our sewing club at church that I want to try. First I want to finish the quilt I am currently working on, and then make the other one I have planned. Marsha
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
oh, a lot of things. but i would love to try photography first.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
7 Aug 10
I have tried so many crafts, but I am thinking ceramics might be a good craft to try.
@cher8558 (425)
• Canada
7 Aug 10
Hi friends, I love to work with beads. I have quite a few, but I find other than necklaces or bracelets I can't think of anything else to do with them. I would love to learn something more to do. Cheryl
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I would love to be able to take ceramics through the whole process myself. I got a taste of ceramics when I was younger and it was something that I came to enjoy fairly quickly. However, I haven't had the opportunity to do any of it since then and would love to do it again. I think that the end result is beautiful and when I was doing it, it took a certain amount of stress off of my shoulders for a time. Oh, and I would also like to be better at crocheting.
@Tina30219 (35120)
• Onaway, Michigan
6 Aug 10
The crafty items I wish I could do are Ceramics.
6 Aug 10
I desperately wish I could knit and crochet. I've tried teaching myself from a book, but when you go wrong, you can't figure out how to fix it on your own. You need someone who knows what they're doing to help you and I don't know anyone! I'd also love to be better at sculpting with coloured modelling clay so I could make hair accessories and be a better sewer so I could make my own garments without having to be walked through it by my sewing teacher. Basically I love crafts, but I'm not very good at any of them!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I would like to learn how to crochet. I looked on e-how.com and printed out a page or two but really need someone to sit down with me and explain how it's done. I'd like to crochet small things such as little slippers and things of that nature. I can knit but only the basic projects such as making a simple afghan.