As a homesteader, you are a collector of skills. With every skill that you acquire, it leads you one step closer to true self-sufficiency. The following are three related skills that you will certainly want to add to your repertoire – sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Let’s learn how these skills can benefit you.
If you can sew, and if you practice your techniques, you can mend your clothing and tailor it as needed. This means your clothes can last for far longer than they would have. Not only that, but you may even get to the point where you decide you can make some of your clothing. You want to learn how to sew with a sewing machine, of course, but that’s not all. You should also learn how to sew by hand since a machine might not always be available.
Knitting and Crocheting
While these two skills are very similar, the methodology behind them is different. You may choose to focus on just one of the fields, or you might want to learn how to do both. When you can knit and crochet, you can make hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, and more. These are fun skills to learn, and you can put them to use. Having extra blankets around is always nice. In addition, you can give gifts that you’ve made, which is part of the homesteader’s DIY spirit.
You might be wondering how long each of these skills takes to learn. Well, it depends on the person. Some people are fast learners and can pick up the basics quickly. It might take others a little longer to get the skills down. Once you get the basics though, you are well on your way. Of course, it can take quite some time to become a true master of these skills.
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