6 of our favourite creative hobbies to liven up 2023

Because everyday life tends to be stressful, everybody needs to have a good hobby that fulfils them outside of work. Some people choose to have hobbies like playing video games or cooking but in this article by Textura Trading, we discuss some of our favourite creative outlets for 2023 and why we love them.

1. Knitting

Although many used to think that knitting was a pastime reserved for the elderly, people of various ages are getting back into it. 

Knitting is a great hobby for those who want to make creative, functional, and wearable designs. In addition, it’s simple to start knitting because all you’ll need is a ball of yarn and some needles to make your design come to life. 

The technique of knitting comes down to knitting, purling, casting, and repeating the process and is easy enough to learn through blogs and online tutorials. 

2. Painting

From painting realistic scenes in your everyday life to capturing surreal environments you may have seen in dreams, painting is one of the most liberating forms of art and is a great creative hobby and outlet. 

Painting has become a favourite pastime for many because of the degree of freedom and control they have in painting. Aside from the painting styles, there are also a lot of paint types you can use like acrylic, watercolours, markers, and oils.

Here at Textura Trading, you have plenty of options when it comes to painting shades.

3. Soap making

Want to get clean while also getting creative? Soap making is the right hobby for you to try! There are many customisable aspects to soap making like the size, scent, shape, and colours that you choose. All that matters is that you have the right ingredients like oil, lye, water, fragrances, and colourants and that you keep safe while working with soap.

Soap making isn’t limited to soaps but can also include making bath bombs for delightful bathing experiences after a long and hard day of work.

4. Beadwork

If you like personalising your accessories or keychains, then beadwork is definitely for you. Beadwork is a fairly easy and calming hobby from start to finish because all that’s needed are some beads, threads, and some needs. 

If you don’t know where to start or how to make your accessories, there are a lot of patterns and beadwork tutorials that can point you in the right direction and get you closer to the types of designs you want to make.

5. Woodworking

Woodworking is an old, practical, and somewhat expensive hobby that many enjoy because it allows them to customise their surroundings with handmade items with wonderful wooden accents.

Even though many imagine woodworking to require expensive tools and materials, it can be started using a simple chisel to make objects like miniature animals and spoons. As you delve deeper into the hobby and learn more skills, more advanced furniture like bird boxes, coffee tables, and desks can be made.

It’s highly recommended that beginners attend a woodworking workshop or have mentorship from a local woodworker or stick to using a chisel at the beginning before trying more advanced skills.

6. Origami

Making origami takes little more than understanding, creativity, smart handiwork, and some paper. Origami is a Japanese craft that was founded in the 17th century. Since then it has become an international sensation for its simplicity and designs that range from simple to complex.

Some of the easiest origami designs are animals like the swan, crane, and owl while advanced origami designs include acorns, lions, and dragons. One of the most important things to making origami is having a steady hand because it leads to clean edges which then lead to recognisable and clean origami.

Looking for more hobbies to enjoy? Find your next creative outlet at Textura Trading!

Lots of hobbies are open for you to try this 2023 that will surely keep your creative juices flowing like woodworking, soap making and knitting to truly creative outlets like painting and origami. 

Whichever hobby you choose to pick up from this list, make sure you keep it safe, practise it meaningfully, and let your creativity shine to the fullest. Don’t forget to share your creations with us here at Textura Trading!

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