These days there are all sorts of hobbies and crafts to be enjoyed. The lifestyle tv programmes offer absolutely anything you can think of – no longer does ‘hobby’ mean just one person with sticky backed plastic and odd washing up bottles. No, today’s hobbieist is sewing madly, knitting, crocheting, quilting and making lace. The tv programmes mentioned earlier cover a fantastic range of activities and cater for the beginner right through to the semi professional with very advanced skills indeed.
To get the most out of these hobby programmes however, there is usually a benefit from being shown properly how to do each kind of craft. It’s one thing to be able to cast on stiches on a knitting needle, but quite another to make enough and keep to a patern. There are dressmaking and craft classes available privately, folk who run small groups in their own homes at a leisurely pace, or the local school will often hose organised adult education groups.