Travel Loot

Channel Your Inner Artist with Seven Global Craft Projects

by Berit Baugher
Prospect

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.