Sewing is the first traditional form of making I wanted to showcase. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was young, but when I first encountered Makerspaces and the Make movement, I wouldn't have considered sewing a 'Making' skill. It seemed too outdated and old-fashioned to be part of this new movement that featured all sorts of cool technical equipment and skills.
This page features a crocheted "rug" as a 3D addition to the illustration. Crochet is another skill my grandmother taught me, and it's a hobby that can almost be a meditative, mindless experience. In that way, it can really help to bring comfort to stressful times.
Created with images by National Cancer Institute - "Arts and Crafts. Art and craft materials available to help young cancer patients cope with their treatment at the NIH Clinical Center." • Mojor Zhu - "sewing machine" • Julietta Watson - "Upcycled tin can planters " • Anna Auza - "Craft knitting supplies with silk fibre coils and wool threads." • Imani - "untitled image" • Swati H. Das - "STAY HOME EMBROIDERY"