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Rifi7Rifi7 Member Posts: 168 Pioneering
I’m looking for a hobby to occupy me but when I’ve looked online for kits, their pretty basic. I’m looking for something to challenge me. Any ideas?

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,848 Disability Gamechanger
    What about patchwork? 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 536 Pioneering
    Have you thought about cross stitch. It will keep your mind occupied. I used to do cross stitch all the time. I do lots of craft work now (when my body will allow me to) and have turned my hobby into a business.
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion Posts: 1,248 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rifi7 what type of kits are you looking at?

    Basic and starter kits can be a good introduction to a new hobby, by nature their simplicity means you will learn quickly if it is right for you before a large outlay. For some hobbies if you have no or little experience they can be a good introduction to the basic skills and as you develop you can introduce new tools and learn how to do more complicated things.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,727 Scope community team
    Hi @Rifi7, I think this is a really interesting topic! Since not being able to go out as much as I liked, I started to learn to crochet. This was all done with online tutorials and was something I picked up pretty quickly! Yet the complexity of it completely depends on what you would like to make. I am currently doing a very simple stitch for a blanket which means I can easily do it while watching TV or when my brain has turned to mush! But I like to do small projects that are more complicated which gives me something to properly focus on. :)
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  • RainbowJoRainbowJo Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    knitting. 
    crochet. 
    diamond painting. 
    beading
    painting
    colouring

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    ~Maya Angelou~


  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion Posts: 1,248 Disability Gamechanger
    A hobby I enjoyed for many years was embroidery. It is one of  those where taking the time to learn the basic stitches and techniques can open up a whole range of projects, my favourite projects were creating unique clothes for my daughter from items bought of the shelf. Something which can be done after learning just a few basic stitches. A simple guide to embroidery can be found at https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/stitches-every-embroiderer-should-know-4122123

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

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