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5 Crafts Trends for 2020

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5 Crafts Trends for 2020

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Need a little self-isolation crafts inspiration?

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If you’re quarantined or self-isolating, now is the time to get creative. But if you’re torn between traditional painting, pottery and paper crafts, let us give you a little artistic inspiration. What’s On brings you the biggest crafting trends for 2020.

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5 Crafts Trends for 2020

Stained Glass Crafts

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Stained glass making has really taken off this year, with a 127 per cent increase in searches for stained glass tools and supplies on Etsy. Bright, colourful and often showcasing some kind of narrative, artists have been creating decorative stained glass for centuries, so it’s not hard to find inspiration.

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

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It’s a craft that never appears to go out of fashion. Instead of splashing out on big-budget bouquets, learn to create beautiful floral arrangements of your own. Look to Frida Khalo and Azuma Makoto’s iced flowers for inspiration.

Mindful Crafts

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An effective antidote to the bustle of everyday life – or a distraction from the solitariness of self-isolation – the mindful crafts concept continues to grow. From calligraphy to colouring in (not just for kids, you know), exercising your creativity has a multitude of health benefits from alleviating stress to boosting brain productivity, not to mention switching off from the rest of the world.

Life Drawing

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In a world infiltrated by Photoshop and unrealistic body expectations, life drawing has become an antidote to the superficial. Classes are emerging across the country, from the more traditional to the outlandish – even burlesque and cabaret life drawing is a thing. Artist Lily Holder hosts monthly classes with FreeForm Life Drawing at Chelsea’s No 11, Pimlico Road. Practice your drawing skills whilst house-bound, then join her for music, drinks and plenty of sketching. darwinandwallace.co.uk

Patchwork & Quilting

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From dedicated retreats to this year’s Festival of Quilts 2020, patchwork and quilting are firmly back in fashion. Benefits from the hobby include reduced stress and enhanced hand-eye coordination.

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