Written by Kate Curry
Do you need a new crafting addiction? Of course you do! We’ve scoured the internet and our community to check in with some of the most kind-hearted and creative crafters around to see what’s trending and what they’re dying to get their hands on!
Upcycling has been all the rage for the last few years and the trend is not going away anytime soon! Upcycling, in which you take something old and give it a second life with a quirky face lift, is again appearing to be a top trend for 2022, with upcycling stores popping up across the country!
The ancient art from the 13th-century Arabic world, Maramé, is making a comeback in 2022! These pieces of art, made with cord or yarn that is knotted to make decorative designs, has been a popular craft for centuries and have appeared all around the world. This soothing, and easy to learn, craft is a must for any crafter!
Who doesn’t love amigurumi? This Japanese fiber art, typically crochet, is a popular craft for making stuffed animals and dolls. These amigurumis are often very cute, with bright or pastel colors, and large eyes, ears, and noses. They’re typically very soft and round to add to their cuteness factor. If you can already knit or crochet, amigurumis will be a breeze for you!
Embroidery, which is a thread craft, can be used to add a decorative element to your clothes, accessories, or simple canvas to create colorful and stunning designs. Embroidery, which uses a needle and thread or very thin yarn to create art with different styles of stitches, has been found on every continent. Almost every culture around the world has a form of embroidery, or something close to it! Why not give this ancient art form a try?
Yarn Wall Hangings
These wall hangings are stunning - but can be very easy to make if you take your time! Wall hangings, which come in a variety of sizes, can be made with dozens of strands of yarn that are knotted to wooden rods or wooden shapes that can be hung on the wall. This craft is a perfect way to display your favorite yarn, or to help get rid of those leftover yarn scraps!
Another ancient art form, punch needle has been around for a long long time! It has resurfaced in popularity in the last year or so! To punch needle, you thread yarn through a hollow punch needle and push (or punch) the needle through the stretched canvas, creating loops of yarn that you can use to create gorgeous yarn images!
Crafting with Natural Fibers
Eco-crafting and crafting with natural fibers has become super trendy in the last few years! What once was thought to be a hippie fad has exploded into a clean crafting revolution! Crafting with natural fibers, such as hemp, wool, or silk has boomed as crafters have learned the price of using acrylic really costs us and the planet!