Things I’ve learned how to do since 2020. Most of them I learned from watching videos online.
January 2020 – I bought a mandolin. Two months later I realized what useful thing that was to have in isolation. I watched a lot of videos and joined online communities, and have learned about a dozen Irish and Old-Time tunes.
April 2020 – knitting
June 2020 – traditional bookbinding
July 2020 – weaving (with a rigid heddle loom)
November 2020 bookbinding using a Proclick binding system
January 2021 – made a Socktopus (see the book “Stupid Sock Creatures”)
August 2021 – hand-sewed flannel slippers
September 3, 2021 – quilting
September 16, 2021 – finished first piece of embroidery (started in the summer)
September 18, 2021 – handmade moccasins (from a kit)
December 2021 – monoprinting (a gel press)
baking – Welsh cakes, Cornbread, created Almond bread (breakfast bread)
baking – Naan, blue pancakes.
Sewing – quilt blocks – log cabin, fence rail, bear claw. Made first zipper pouch.
Cooking – Lavash bread, saltine crackers, kimchee, Farmer’s cheese (also known as queso fresco). Picking – carrots. (quick pickle technique).
Sewing – Better zipper pouch (boxed bottom, used interfacing, used zipper foot). ). Stuffed animal – stupid sock creature technique, used doll eyes for the first time.
Cooking – tea cake cookies, pickled grapes, pizza (from scratch), yeast bread (a sandwich loaf), soup from scratch – a curried red lentil soup, mason jar ice cream
jewelry – Byzantine chain mail bracelet