It’s that time again – the monthly craft question round up is here! Last month we asked, Where or when did you learn how to craft? Who is your crafting guru?
For this special reader edition round up, we decided to feature answers from FaveCrafts readers and crafters. I hope you enjoy reading the responses! If you weren’t able to submit your answer in time, please feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to read them! 🙂
Here is what they had to say:
Gina, a FaveCrafts reader
I taught myself how to do it last year when I kept on seeing items I really wanted but were out of my budget.
Lindsey, a FaveCrafts reader
My mother taught me how to knit and all other crafts except she did not know how to make lace. She would get me started on a project and the leave. All of a sudden she passed away. I then had to teach myself how to read the patterns. I was a very young child when she taught me how to do these crafts.
Linda, a FaveCrafts reader
Mother taught each of us girls to sew and embroidery. However, it wasn’t until my first pregnancy at age 20 that I taught myself to crochet. Mother was always there, though, if I had any kind of a question re: crocheting. Very talented lady that not only taught herself to crochet, but did it by looking at the finished product without benefit of any pattern!
Carolyn, a FaveCrafts reader
I first learned how to “use stuff on hand” to make Barbie furniture when I was about 8 or 9. My mom taught me how to use a needle and thread to make a small “daybed” for my first Barbie doll. We found a couple pieces of scrap wood and some scrap material. We covered the wood and sewed the ends together. Then I nailed the two pieces together. Voila! A brand new daybed for Barbie to sit on! My dad taught me how to use an old Featherweight sewing machine when I was 10. After, there was no holding me back. I have been learning and crafting ever since. You can never have too many crafts to do.
Susan, a FaveCrafts reader
My Mom(who has been dead since 1979) was always either crocheting, knitting,braiding or hooking a rug, embroidering,making other crafts.
Pat, a FaveCrafts reader
While I learned crochet from my gee-gee-maw, my mother influenced any other craft I ever attempted – the woman could do anything! When I lived at home, her creativity intimidated me, but when I married my first husband, I found that I could do everything she could and more. my late second husband said i never met a craft i didn’t like!
Gabriela, a FaveCrafts reader
I learned how to craft when I was only 8 years old. It was one of my neighbors – an older girl – who taught me how to crochet and I was delighted by this! My mom didn’t know how to do it, nor my grandma, so it was a girl who was 11 or 12 then, I think, who introduced me to this fascinating activity! I remember that her father had an old car and we both used to get in there to crochet different little projects we worked on. Her name was Claudia. I will never forget her! I have no current guru now but I enjoy reading this website a lot and I still love crafts in general after around 35 years from those old days when I was just a child.
Cynthia, a FaveCrafts reader
As a little girl I watch my mother crochet, but she just could not teach me. She learned it in Spanish and I learned it, on my own, in English. At this time I am making a blanket for my mom.
Jean, a FaveCrafts reader
I learned to knit & crochet when I was about 20. Ever since then I have learned to sew, and do other crafts by just putting mind to something I want to make. I find it really rewarding.
Jody, a FaveCrafts reader
I started crafting at a very young age in Sunday School and 4-H. I also started sewing at the very young age of 7 with my grandmother. 50 years later I am still at it!
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