National Craft Month

National Craft Month

 

In March, it’s the end of winter and a great time to blossom outward into National Craft Month to show what you’ve been making by hand during the short, cold days of the season past.

What is National Craft Month?

In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created this wonderful celebration that we know as National Craft Month. In the beginning, it was designed to help people rediscover their creativity and learn about the wonderful world of crafting and all of its many benefits. (Of course, craft month is every month for us.)

The awareness-raising was meant to help individuals discover their hidden creativity and introduce Americans to outlets they hadn’t tried before, ranging from embroidery to candle-making to any number of other crafts. Over the years since, National Crafting Month has also come to signify a time for practiced crafters to start on a new project, try a new medium, or learn a skill they’ve always been curious about.

What can you do at Craft Month?

Jewelry, knitwear, cards, decorations, scrapbooking equipment, sculptures, materials, customized shoes, hand-stitched clothing, homemade baked goods – there’s always something for everyone. Be sure to share your crafty creations on social media and use the #craftmonth hashtag so all craft fans can take a look at your handiwork!

Craft month

How you can Celebrate National Craft Month

You can start up a new hobby, tell your friends about a craft you have going or done, and you can introduce your kids to other crafts.

For your kids let them get messy with glue, glitter, pipe cleaners, and colored paper – and then stick their masterpieces on the fridge, or if small enough you can frame them!

Another great idea is, instead of buying cards for birthdays or anniversaries, make some of your own. Make your gifts to give to family and friends.

Oh, and if you’re not crafty yourself, you could always visit your local craft markets you can pick out some beautiful handmade items. there are a lot of different crafts to choose from, crochet, knit, sew, painting and so much more – there’s always something for everyone.

When you’re finished, I would love to see the crafts you made, and I can even display them on the website.

So, this month, if you’ve been too busy to focus on your favorite craft, set aside some time and energy and see what you can come up with. You may even want to devote several hours to dabbling in a craft other than your favorite.

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NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH TIMELINE

1830
Expanding the “fabric” of reality
Inventor Richard Roberts built the first successful “Roberts Loom,” a machine that makes fast mass production of cloth a reality.

1777
Switching muskets for needle and thread
Formed from scraps of uniforms and clothing, the very first iteration of the American Flag is sewn for our brand-new country by soldiers of the American Revolution.

1000 B.C.
A “stitch in time”
Ancient peoples used knitting tools to make some of the first socks worn by humans, their implements to be unearthed by archaeologists three thousand years later.

4000 B.C.
A case of either, “ore”
Ancient peoples on the Indian continent began to practice Dhokra, a metal-casting technique that is still in use today.

I hope you enjoyed this information I found for you all, I hope you have a wonderful and Blessed Craft Month!

Here are some Links to some sites for National Craft Month!!

How to Celebrate National Craft Month: 31 Tips & Tricks
Paper Plate New Year Craft – Non-Toy Gifts
National craft month 2024
31 Ways to Partake in National Craft Month

Celebrate National Craft Month with Cricut’s March Making Challenge!

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