2017 is well underway and we have been thinking about what hobbies we might want to take up this year. We’ve seen fads come and go, but some have stood the test of time. Classic hobbies like gardening for elderly people, skateboarding for teens and motorbiking for adults. People spend countless time and money on their hobbies because it is something they truly enjoy. They spend loads on things like plants, boards or motorbike transport. But which is best suited to you? Find out which hobby you should be doing this year and then read some more about them…
We love scrapbooking here at The Works, we have some amazing deals on papers, embellishments, tags and more. The things that will make your pages really pop. The idea of scrapbooking is capturing the feeling of very precious moments. Rather than cramming in as many photos as you can, the scrapbook should focus on one or two photos maximum per page, and rely on your choice of embellishments and papers and journaling to convey what that moment meant to you as a friend, family or adventurer, for instance.
To read more about scrapbooking, click here.
To start building your scrapbooking collection, click here.
The quilting movement has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity recently. It’s a traditional historical and family-oriented hobby. There is more than one way to quilt. These days we are encouraged to use improvisational techniques to make graphic contemporary quilts and quilted projects.
To read up on quilting, click here.
To start building your quilting supplies collection, click here.
Bullet journalling is all about taking those boring to-do lists, calendars, notes and doodles and making them beautiful. Organise your life the gorgeous way and start a bullet journal. You don’t need any fancy equipment. You could just use a pen and a notepad and your own imagination. You can make it as complex or as simple as you like.
To learn more about bullet journalling, click here.
To get your notepad ready, click here.
Brush Pen Calligraphy
Brush pens are the latest choice for calligraphy as they allow you to switch from thick to thin lines really easily – fountain pens that are more traditionally associated with calligraphy can be really scratchy and tricky to master. So brush pens are a great starter to this ancient art form.
To get bargain brush pens, click here.
We’ve been championing adult colouring for a long time now. It’s been proven to help some people with anxiety, stress and is really fun!
To learn more about adult colouring, click here.
To get great adult colouring books at great prices, click here.
Whether you’re going for a classic watercolour style, or a more contemporary look, watercolours have been popular amongst artists for centuries. It’s relaxing, it’s beautiful and it could be the hobby for you in 2017.
To get great value watercolouring supplies, click here.
Not sure what you want to do?
Start off with this Crafters Essential Pack – everything you need to get cracking on a number of different craft activities. RRP £37.45, our price £20. Take it from a seasoned crafter, this is a great deal!