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Primitive Crafts – Unique and Naive Designs to Adorn Your Homes

Primitive crafts were a very crucial part of the primitive interior decoration of American colonial times. But these are very much in demand lately, especially among those who wish to add an antique touch to their décor.

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Primitive Crafts - Things to Remember

Primitive crafts appear like they are hundreds of years old but actually are new. These are made using certain techniques which make it look rusted; shabby and tattered. Most primitive crafts might look similar to country crafts. But country crafts look new and do not have that rugged look. These crafts include furniture, paintings, candle stands, dolls, flowerpots, vase etc. Various stores are flooded with such products, but you can also make your own crafts by following some instructions at home itself. You can assemble the objects and look into the internet for ideas to create any craft. You can also make any craft of your choice by executing your own ideas.

Primitive Dolls - Making Process

The concept of primitive dolls came into existence in old age America when poor peasants could not afford dolls. They used to assemble useless pieces of cloth to make these dolls. You can also collect old clothes and use the same to make primitive dolls youself. You can make a sketch of the kind of doll you intend to make. You can then draw the body parts individually in a piece of paper roughly for idea and then onto a cloth. Then you can cut out the body parts and stuff the cloth pieces into it and sew it in sewing machine. The last step is assembling the body parts and making the features.

Primitive Stitchery - Tips

One can draw any design on a paper and then make the same on any cloth or any object to create any primitive craft. You can also use a stencil or tracing paper if you are not a very good artist. In primitive stitchery one can try simple forms of stitching like cross stich and other methods and use threads of various colours. You can buy a small stitchery kit in the range of $2 to $5 and practise the same to increase your level of expertise. You can also look into websites like Prim Mart, Hugs and Stitches for designs and patterns.

Written by Nelly Kendrick

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