Needleworkers, papercrafters and woodworkers know the satisfaction of taking their visions to reality in their very hands. Yet crafters also know their temptation to overstay in the creative zone can lead to cramped fingers and aching shoulders. Our experts share crafting tips to keep your creative spark ignited.
Sharp blades on rotary cutters, scissors or knives cut more accurately with less pressure, reducing grip pain. Use blades only on materials for which they are designed, such as rotary cutters on self-healing mats. Keep blades clean and use new blades for fresh projects. Once you’ve used a blade to cut fabric, demote it to cutting paper and then plastic.
Minimize Repetitive Motions
For example, when sanding wood or pressing fabric, work with, not against, ...more