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Hooked rugs are one of the early American crafts made by women who had to find ways to use every scrap of material they had or that they could get there hands on . They crocheted and braided the longer pieces of fabric into rugs and they used the shorter pieces in hooked rugs. Hooks and Yarn are easily should we say misplaced from our mother or even our grandmothers , but they are also really cheap and you can get them at any of the big craft stores .

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

The main reason you will need to buy all your yarn up front for the project that you are going to make is that because of the dye lots change, and the color will look off, and after all of the time that you put into making the project you definitely want all the color to be the same right? At the craft store you will find that all the hooks and needles sizes are indicated by letters, numbers, or millimeters (mm)on the shaft of the needle. When you get a new pattern before starting the project the instructions will specify to you exactly what size crochet hook or knitting needle size that will be required for the pattern.

Laces back in the old days were very expensive to purchase , and at that time period the people turned to crocheting to be able to produce for themselves a less expensive fabrics. Crocheting has never needed much equipment and other tools, and back then all people of every age learned to crochet for themselves to produce fine laces.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

One of the major problem with some laces, generally it is very small and crumply and uneven-looking until it is pinned out to its full intended size and shape. In day gone by a lot of people would have taken the time to block the pieces on towels on the bed or floor in a spare room, but today crotchetier if you are going to make many items that require blocking, you'll want to eventually invest in a blocking board for your craft. They can be purchased at your local craft store.

Think about this did you ever think that maybe that perhaps Eve and Adam were the first as they decorated, covered and clothed themselves and their dwelling place.. Many people have no clue how to take care of wool items–or other natural fibers for that matter.

Crochet thread was used up until the early 50's for any patterns that were made. At that time many people, especially the younger generation, had begun to start practicing crocheting for themselves . There were many new designs and ideas that emerged and with the advent of colored yarns, this had set off an explosion of varied patterns and designs and many different color hues in the crochet arena.

There is still another process for crotchetier that is called Felting. This is for making strong long lasting projects. The felting process is by which wool fibers are drawn up and tightened into a dense, very strong material that is incredibly strong and very durable and will be long-wearing. Some of our early cultures started to use felted wool to make their shelters during their travels.

Felting is also what happens when a favorite wool sweater by mistakenly put into the wash and we know what happens then, it comes out looking like something that your grandchild could wear right? With felting, you do not use processed wool; meaning, the wool is not in the form of yarn.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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