For creativity to bring you more joy, craftsmen are constantly inventing different ways to simplify and speed up workflow.
We have collected for you 30 ideas and tips from artists all over the world from different spheres of art and handicraft.
Hope you will make many interesting discoveries and will be able to put some advice into practice!
1. Make marks on your finger to measure the distance between stitches.
2. A double pencil will help to draw a cut line with allowances.
3. Make a white base for a natural gem to emphasize its color like
4. Silicone separators for pedicure are easily adapted to bobbin storage.
5. A shower curtain organizer with pockets is perfect for storing a variety of fabric scraps. They can be sorted by color and always seen through transparent plastic.
6. Edges of a piece of felt are rounded with scissors so that when embroidering, threads don't clung
to the corners.
7. If the height of a cabochon is not enough, a piece of felt is also glued on it.
8. If you need to transfer a pattern on a blank, make holes with a needle around the lines of the pattern and do it again with a marker:
9. Use masking tape to fix threads or yarn when sewing them to an item:
10. Masking tape is an essential tool for painting tiny objects:
11. Use double sided tape to fix small details until they get dry:
12. Take a clothespin and a piece of foam to make a disposable brush for painting.
13. Wind yarn on a roller to create original pattern on walls.
14. Use only one cardboard template to decorate a whole wall with a Moroccan pattern.
15. A plastic bottle turns into a container for paint and convenient brush holder at the same time:
16. Here's a simple tool that would help you easily and quickly prepare a bias tape. Carla Hegeman Crim made it from ordinary paper.
17. Pick spilled glitter or scraps of yarn with a roller for clothes:
18. Attach magnets to the back side of a plate to securely keep needles and pins when working:
19. Put wooden sticks on either sides of polymer clay — to roll it out smoothly.
20. When making a candle with your own hands, fix the wick with a clothespin or wooden sticks:
21. A silicone oven mitt will protect your fingers when you sew thick fabric, its surface does not allow the needle to slide:
22. To easily stuff a toy, make a funnel from a plastic bottle:
23. When cutting a toy pattern, make a model from monotonous clay. This will allow you to better see and understand the shape.
24. When you finish knitting, put ordinary wine stoppers on knitting needles — and no loop 'runs away'. Or use an eraser instead:
25. Set your camera at a desired angle on a package with groat. This will help to avoid trembling hands effect when you don't have a tripod:
26. A clip comes in handy if you decide to do netting — it fixes the cord end:
27. A stationery clip will protect your fingers when you cut something with effort:
28. Use the same clip as a device for knitting — fix it on the edge of a bowl and pass the thread through the metal eyelet:
29. Make a small cut on the wooden handle of a chisel so that the tool did not roll on the work surface and not fall from it.
30. Just one piece of cardboard — and you have a stand to store tools on the table:
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