No matter how young you may feel at heart, inevitably you will notice the effects of aging within your crafting. Whether your joints or eyes suddenly aren’t working as well or your tools aren’t as easy to use, inevitably you will need to make changes to continue your crafting.
If your eyes are failing…
- Use full spectrum light bulbs to illuminate your work. Swap out your old incandescent light bulbs to alleviate eye strain and allow yourself to see more easily.
- Wear magnifying lenses to help you more easily perform the small tasks.
If you are experiencing problems with hand strength and dexterity, such as carpal tunnel…
- Use paper trimmers to save time and effort.
- Use spring assisted scissors to drastically reduce the work load on your hands.
If you’re experiencing more neck and shoulder pain from hunching over your craft table…
- Avoid turning your body as you work. Turn the project, instead.
- Elevate your work space so you aren’t leaning over the project. Prop your work up or use an easel.
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