3 Old-Timey Crafts You Can Learn at Home

If you are like many people around the world, you’ve been spending a bit more time at home lately. Although the circumstances are trying, good can emerge from the experience. Learning a heritage craft builds confidence and dexterity while also helping to preserve skills that are quickly becoming lost to future generations. 

1. Leatherwork

Maybe you’ve always enjoyed the feeling of skipping into a brand new pair of shoes. Take that to a whole new level by trying your hand at making those shoes yourself. You’ll control the entire process from tanning the leather to putting final stitches on their design. If you find a new passion for working with leather, there are a range of products you can make: bags, wallets, key fobs -if you can think of it, you can create it once you find a reliable source of wet and salted cattle hides Bronx NY

2. Knitting

It’s almost magical how two plain knitting needles can transform yarn into anything from practical socks to elaborate lace. To experience the wonder yourself, use this time to learn how to knit. Once you master the basic stitches, learn how to read patterns so you can work up to bigger and more complex projects that make great gifts for friends and family.  

3. Baking

More and more people are discovering the satisfaction that comes with being elbow deep in rich, yeasty dough as they look for simple and comforting ways to pass the time at home. Start out slow with a simple shortbread or chocolate chip cookie recipe. Work your way up to more complex projects like sourdough or yeast bread. You might even find a fun and informative online cake decorating class to help you dress up your creations in style. 

What heritage crafts have in common is that you can make something out of seemingly nothing. There is a great sense of comfort and accomplishment that comes from turning a pile of flour into warm and delicious bread or a cowhide into footwear. 

Should Bake Again

I missed baking. I’m not an expert when it comes to baking but have tried cupcakes, loaf bread, cookies, macaroon and other breads. December was the last time I baked. So it has been months. I really missing and if I only have ingredients here, possibly I will be in the kitchen. Sadly, I don’t have ingredients now, but I hope to do baking as soon as possible. Probably will do banana loaf because this was the first I baked. I remember it wasn’t 100% successful but didn’t stop me of doing it again. I’m thinking also banana choco chips muffin because this recipe didn’t fail me. I like the taste and for me after 1 or 2 days the muffin becomes tastier.

My sister once asked me if I want to enroll in TESDA. I don’t have formal baking lessons and I only watch youtube or read online for the recipes. My sister said TESDA offers baking. I was thinking of doing it but of course I need extra money to do this. And for sure with formal lessons I will learn a lot. I want to know more about icing stuff. I have tried putting icing on top of my cupcake but not satisfied with the result. Oh well, I need to save extra bucks and might enroll. I think I have future on this (think optimistic) hahah!