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10 Amazing Fiber Arts You’ll Love to Try – Including the Best DIY Starter Kits!

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Are you looking for more ways to express yourself creatively? Then you must check out these 10 amazing fiber arts. From Punch Needle and Embroidery to Eco Printing and Weaving, I’m sure your next passion project is listed here!

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Fiber Arts Are Super Popular

Fiber arts have become very popular in the last few years and there are many forms in which you can express your love for fibers! Choose from knitting, crochet, punch needle, embroidery, and more!

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Not sure what supplies to order? I’ve listed my favorite DIY Starter Kits for all fiber arts so you can get started right away!

#1 Macrame

It’s already been 3 years ago that I started with Macrame and I’ve fallen madly in love with the art of knotting.

Thanks to its recent popularity Macrame has seen some amazing development and has been enriched with modernized patterns, new exciting knots, and beautiful eco-friendly cotton cords.

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I’m convinced that Macrame not only made a successful comeback, but this time it’s also here to stay!

How to get started with Macrame

Macrame is super easy to learn and you only need to know a few knots to make anything you’ve ever dreamed of. You can learn how to get started with Macrame, right here on my blog!

Free Macrame Patterns

For patterns and tutorials, I recommend checking out my page with free Macrame patterns for beginners. Choose from easy plant hangers, wall hangings, keychains, and more or watch my hat hanger tutorial below!

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DIY Macrame Starter Kits

If you’re unsure what to make and what supplies to buy, you can check out this handy list with my 10 favorite Macrame DIY Kits for Beginners or my 10 favorite Macrame Books for Beginners and Beyond!

#2 Crochet

Crochet is one of the most popular fiber arts and allows you to make many beautiful projects for your home and wardrobe.

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One of my favorite trends within crochet is called Amigurumi, which is essentially the same as crochet, only it specifically refers to the process of making cute plushy 3D toys. 

How to get started with Crochet

To get started with crochet, all you need is a crochet needle and some yarn. You can find these at most local craft stores or you can order a handy DIY Crochet Starter Kit on Etsy.

DIY Crochet Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Crochet Starter Kits:

Free Crochet Patterns

For free patterns and tutorials, I recommend checking out the blog Wilmade.com by my friend Wilma Westenberg. Choose from easy beginner beanies, sweaters, bags, ponchos, and more.

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You can also find Wilma on YouTube so make sure to subscribe to her channel if you want to learn more about crochet!

#3 Punch Needle

Punch Needle is like painting with threads and I love all the beautiful patterns you can create with this fiber art.

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The fun thing with Punch Needling is the mixing of different fibers and stitches so you can create beautifully textured wall hangings, pillowcases, and other decorative items!

How to get started with Punch Needle

To get started with Punch Needle, you only need a few basic tools and supplies. I recommend ordering a DIY Punch Needle Starter Kit on Etsy so you have everything you need to get creative!

DIY Punch Needle Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Punch Needle Starter Kits:

Free Punch Needle Patterns

YouTube is the best place for free punch needle tutorials. I really loved watching this video by Studio VerSie!

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#4 Weaving / Macraweaving

One of my favorite fiber arts is definitely weaving. I first got introduced to weaving when I was making a Macraweave wall hanging and I LOVE the flowy design textures you can create with different fibers and techniques.

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How to get started with Weaving

To start weaving you need a weaving loom and a small set of tools like a weaving comb and heddle bar. You can find many handy DIY Weaving Starter Kits with everything you need on Etsy!

DIY Weaving Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Weaving Starter Kits:

Free Weaving Patterns

YouTube offers countless weaving tutorials to learn more. Take a look at this woven wall hanging for example! Isn’t it stunning?

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#5 Knitting

My favorite thing about knitting is the fact you can literally do it anywhere and all the time. Plus, once you get the hang of it, there are so many amazing patterns to knit!

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If you love making your own cozy sweaters and warm winter scarfs, knitting is your next passion!

How to get started with Knitting

Thankfully you don’t need many tools to get started with knitting. Depending on what you’re making and the wool you’re working with, all you need is a variety of different needles! You can browse Etsy for handy DIY Knitting Starter Kits!

DIY Knitting Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Knitting Starter Kits:

Free Knitting Patterns

Kutovakika is one of my favorite Knitting YouTubers and I definitely recommend checking out her tutorials and helpful tips to get started!

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#6 Hand Embroidery

Embroidery is such a fun fiber art to unleash your creativity. From a simple cross-stitch to gorgeous botanical flowers, you can find many styles within hand embroidery to try out.

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How to Get Started with Embroidery

To get started with embroidery, all you need is an embroidery hoop, cloth, and embroidery yarn. You can order handy Embroidery Starter Kits on Etsy or find them at your local craft shop.

Free Hand Embroidery Patterns

This pattern really caught my eye obviously, being such a Macrame fan. How cute! If you want to learn more, make sure to check out my latest blog post with 10 free hand embroidery patterns for beginners!

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DIY Embroidery Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Embroidery Starter Kits:

#7 Quilting

If you love working with colorful and pretty fabrics and sewing is your thing, quilting might be for you!

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How to Get Started with Quilting

Quilting is done with small pieces of fabric, that you can upcycle from your own wardrobe or thrift store. All you need to get started are some sewing needles, fabric scissors and a rotary cutter. Make sure to check Etsy for fun DIY Quilting Starter Kits!

DIY Quilting Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Quilting Starter Kits:

Free Quilting Patterns

Youtube is the best place to look for free Quilting tutorials. I really enjoyed watching this easy beginner video that teaches how to to sew your first quilt.

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#8 Needle Felting

Needle Felting is a delicate art that lets you sculpt with fibers to create cute animals and mesmerizing wall hangings.

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How to Get Started with Quilting

Needle felting is suitable for all ages and the ultimate mess-free craft. All you need is a foam felting mat, steel needles, eye pins and some wool fibers. For handy Needle Felting Starter Kits, make sure to check Etsy!

DIY Needle Felting Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Needle Felting Starter Kits:

Free Needle Felting Patterns

You can learn more about Needle Felting on YouTube. This beginner-friendly DIY Totoro tutorial is one of my favorites!

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#9 Eco Printing

The first time I was introduced to eco printing, I immediately fell in love with it.

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How fun is it to print your favorite natural elements such as flowers and plants on fabric to make your own shawls and shirts!

How to Get Started with Eco Printing

Eco printing can be done with many different fabrics and organic materials. Gather your favorite flowers and plants or order a handy DIY Eco Printing Starter Kit on Etsy!

DIY Eco Printing Starter Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Eco Printing Starter Kits:

Free Eco Printing Patterns

Discover the art of botanical printing on fabric and learn more on YouTube. I loved watching this video by Simone Style!

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#10 Tatting

Tatting is one of the most delicate fiber arts and let’s you create refined and detailed works of art.

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How to Get Started with Tatting

Tatting isn’t the easiest craft to get started with but luckily you only need a few tools to give it a try. Make sure you get everything you need and order a DIY Tatting Starter Kit on Etsy!

DIY Eco Tatting Kits

Here are some of my favorite DIY Tatting Starter Kits:

Free Tatting Patterns

YouTube offers a few good videos on tatting. The one below is definitely the most detailed and will cover all the basics a beginner needs to know!

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That’s a wrap!

I hope this lengthy blog post has helped you find new amazing fiber arts you’d like to try! Happy making!

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This cute Macrame Plant Hanger is super easy to make and only uses 3 simple knots. Make sure to subscribe to the Macrame for Beginners YouTube channel for more fun beginner tutorials!

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Check out these Easy Macrame Beginner Projects for more inspiration and read my Shopping Guide for the best Macrame supplies!

Happy Knotting!

Love,
Marloes

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