The Crafter’s Box Review October 2022
The Crafter’s Box is a subscription service that aims to deliver a joyful crafting experience right to your doorstep by providing all the materials, tools, and expert instruction you need to complete each month’s project. This subscription is perfect for those looking to explore new crafts, learn new artistic styles, or expand their personal creative boundaries. They kindly sent us this box for review.
Each The Crafter’s Box is thoughtfully curated in collaboration with the featured artist or maker. Subscribers will receive high end materials and tools needed to complete the project, as well as access to the accompanying digital workshop and live/recorded Q&A chat led by the featured maker. Crafter’s Box also hosts a marketplace where you can purchase past workshop kits, premium workshops, digital classes, and tools and supplies.
Subscriptions cost $65 per month with cost savings for those opting for longer term subscriptions. Boxes ship for a flat rate of $6.50 within the United States, $20 to Canada, and $30 internationally. The Crafter’s Box is unique in that it offers subscribers the option to skip or swap out a box if the upcoming box theme is not of interest. Love this kind of flexibility in a subscription!
Color-Block Art Weaving
“Take some time to enjoy the crafting process as you learn new weaving techniques and create a geometric wall hanging. Annie-France Bowker, the artist and designer behind WOVVVEN, takes you through every step, from assembling and warping the handmade loom to sewing the slits and creating a polished finished piece.”
Such a fun kit! I have long admired these woven wall tapestry hangings and think they are so cute. Can’t wait to make my own!
Let’s take a closer look at everything included in this kit:
Each The Crafter’s Box contains a folded card describing the project and introducing the maker. It also lists all the materials inside the box, and any additional materials to have at home if needed.
Handmade Maple Travel Loom
This loom is crafted by local Sam Diego woodworkers. It is super easy to put together or take apart. I love this for ease of storage!
Plywood Shuttle and Birch Dowel
Included as part of the loom kit is a handmade plywood shuttle to wrap your yarn around. There is also a birch dowel rod that will be used to hang your finished woven piece from.
Warp Thread, Cotton Macrame Cord, Weaving Needle
The other tools included in this kit are some cotton thread to warp your loom with, a long weaving needle, and some beige macrame cord for the finishing touches on your wall hanging. This cotton warp thread is chosen for its strength and smoothness.
100% Cotton Yarn
Four balls of 100% cotton yarn are included. Not a colour combo I would have come up with on my own, but seeing these colours together, I absolutely love it!
Color-Blocked Weaving Pattern
Last but not least, a pattern for the project is included. It’s so helpful to have how the entire thing comes together visualized.
I am so excited for this project! This is a craft I have long wanted to try but just never had the time to research tools and buy the materials myself. Having everything included in a kit is so helpful. The instructional video is really easy to follow and has so many helpful tips. Now that I have the necessary tools, I can’t wait to dig into my yarn stash to come up with other colour combos. For a crafting enthusiast like me, The Crafter’s Box is such a great subscription to try out different crafts.
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