Travel Loot

Channel Your Inner Artist with Seven Global Craft Projects

by Berit Baugher

Photo courtesy of Prospect Goods.

Chinese brush paintings on stretched silk, colorful Navijo weavings, and hand-sewn leather espadrilles from Buenos Aires are just a few of the artisan crafts I've admired while traveling. The techniques, tools, and knowledge used to practice these traditional arts have been honed over many generations, but with a little bit of patience and the right resources you can give them a shot at home.

Next time you are feeling crafty, settle in with one of these seven kits and craft your own global goods from home.