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  1. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Knitters, According to KnittersWhether they’re beginners or serious crafters.
  2. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Sewing Gifts, According to People Who Love to SewEverything a sewing enthusiast would actually need (and use).
  3. this thing’s incredible
    I’ve Hiked Thousands of Miles with Dozens of Packs, and This Is My Go-ToPopular among seasoned backpackers, the brand remains off the radars of commercial retailers, but I saw it a lot while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  4. recommended by experts
    The Best Art Easels for Kids, According to Art Educators and ParentsFrom a $20 (art-teacher-approved) easel to a model more appropriate for teens who are getting serious about their work.
  5. piano
    Purchasing a Piano: A First-Time Buyers GuideFrom a brand-new Steinway to a found-on-Craigslist Baldwin Grand.
  6. everything guide
    The Everything Guide to Picking Up the Piano As an AdultSpecific advice for everyone — whether you simply want to tackle the classics, or you’d rather create Marie’s Crisis in your living room.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    I’ve Made 1,200 Face Masks (and Quilts and Slippers) With This Sewing Machine“It sits right at my dining table, like a sixth member of my family.”
  8. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying (and Building) Escapist Lego SetsSince I can’t really go out and see the world right now, building a shrunken Statue of Liberty and replicas of city skylines is the next best thing.
  9. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    This Weaving Loom Saved Me When All My (Pre-Pandemic) Hobbies DisappearedWhen I couldn’t make ceramics or play in my community orchestra, I turned to the Schacht Lilli Loom.
  10. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    Making Friendship Bracelets Kept Me Occupied (and Productive) During LockdownIt’s a surprisingly fun, screen-free hobby.
  11. trust me i should know
    I’ve Taught Many a Friend to Knit Using These (Very Giftable) KitsYou can buy them to make gifts for someone else, or as gifts for a knitter in your life.
  12. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Get Into Macramé, According to Artists“If you can tie it into a knot, you can tie it into your macramé piece.”
  13. trust me i should know
    I Turned My Tie-Dye Hobby Into a Side Hustle. Here’s What I Use to Dye at Home.From the rubber bands, to the squeeze bottles, to the dyes, to the best blank sweatshirts, socks, and baby onesies to tie-dye.
  14. trust me i should know
    Parker Posey’s Guide to Getting Into NeedlepointThe longtime needlepointer on everything a beginner needs to know, including the eyeglass-case kits that quickly made Cameron Diaz capable.
  15. the best. really.
    The Best Yarn for Holiday-Scarf-Knitting Is Soft, Bespoke CashmereClinton Hill Cashmere Company carries yarn with fibers that are thinner and therefore silkier than just about everything else.