Need an outlet for your creativity? These arts and crafts sites offer all the resources you need: project ideas, helpful hints, online supply ordering and more. Explore these links and start a homemade gift workshop!
General Craft Sites
Craft Exchange This site contains a wealth of craft ideas organized by type and holiday. Whether you want to make a Chinese New Year Dragon or traditional bead crafts, you're sure to find a great idea here.
Dick Blick Art Materials Dubbed a "shopping and learning center," this comprehensive site includes a great selection of crafts -- including stuff for the holidays -- plus a project library, message boards, newsletter and links to craft companies.
Michael's As one of the largest arts and crafts stores in the country, Michael's offers online shopping and a helpful idea center. Use the store locator to find one near you.
The Crafts Fair Online This comprehensive source is for lovers of all crafts. It contains links to related sites, craft artists, shows, organizations, supplies and publications. Many craft ideas, too!
National Craft Association Though the site's goal is to get you to join the organization, it does offer information about supplies, tips and trends. It's also helpful for professional craftspeople looking to sell their products.
The Weaving Network This site contains tons of links to distributors, wholesalers, publications and associations.
Basket Class This company offers a full line of basket weaving tools and materials. They also have a lending library and free patterns.
V.I. Reed & Cane In addition to selling basket weaving supplies and kits, they have a great Q&A section for beginners.