Projects from Crafts From the Past and the Woodsmith Shop

Creating on Demand with the PBS App

From needle felting to clock making, we have countless creative projects to take on with home and how to programming on the PBS App. Here's a few episode examples from two of our latest app additions - Crafts From the Past and Woodsmith Shop Crafts From the Past is free on the PBS App as a local production, and there are four seasons of Woodsmith Shop in the app for members who have signed up for special Passport access to unlock thousands of hours of additional content from PBS. The app can be downloaded to mobile and OTT devices including Roku, Chromecast and more


Crafts From the Past: Tatting

Tatting is a specific form of lacemaking that requires knotting thread into patterns. Long-time tatter Heather Boustead shows us the basic techniques needed to get started with this type of lacework.


Crafts From the Past: Needle Felting

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to intertwine wool fibers to create a solid fabric, whether that be a 2D decorative piece or a 3D object. Fiber artist Megan Hammer provides easy-to-follow instructions for a 2D needle felting project.


Crafts From the Past: Paper Quilling

Paper quilling is an art form that shapes strips of paper to create decorative designs. Paper artist Hannah Gebhart takes us step by step through a simple paper quilling project.


Woodsmith Shop: Barnwood Entry Bench

Storage is the order of the day with this hall bench. But the detail that will most likely catch your eye is the reclaimed barn boards that are used for the back and door panel.


Woodsmith Shop: Roll-around Tool Cabinet

There's a lot to like about this handy cabinet: it has plenty of storage and organization options, it rolls wherever you need it, and it looks great. You might just end up using it in the house for storing pantry or craft supplies. Find out just how easy it is to make on this episode.


Woodsmith Shop: Patio Table

Upgrade your deck or patio with this great-looking table. Find out how to build a project that stands up to the elements. Then fire up the grill and get the party started.