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Hobbies

Research Databases

  • Small Engine Repair

    A collection of repair manuals covering ATVs, generators and other small engines, marine/boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, personal water craft, snowmobiles and tractors. Clymer and Intertec manuals available in ebook format.

Selected Websites

Crochet

  • All About Crocheting on About.com

    Provides instruction for beginners, as well as patterns, charts and stitches for the more advanced.

  • Free Vintage Crochet

    Free crochet patters.  The site claims "All of the crochet patterns that appear on this website have passed into the public domain. That means that these designs are no longer protected by copyright".

Card Making

Bird Watching

  • American Birding Association

    The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks.

  • Birding

    Discover top birding locations. Find out more about Minnesota Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations, Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers, links to Minnesota Birding web sites, and more!

Floral Design

Knitting

  • Craft Yarn Council

    The yarn industry’s one-stop resource whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter or crocheter, a designer or someone interested in learning more about the industry.

  • Ravelry

    Ravelry is a free place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.   Note:  this website requires you to create a free membership to access the website.

General

  • Discover a Hobby

    Here you can find out information on how to start a new hobby, where to find lessons, online instructional videos and pictures, and the best beginners equipment, books, and videos.

  • Index to How-To-Do-It Information

    Here's the web version of the well-used Index to How-To-Do-It Information formerly available in book form. Scope covers 1963-1999 periodical articles on many hobbies.

  • Top Site List Planet - Hobbies and Crafts

    Member created lists of the top websites for various Hobbies and Crafts.

Cross Stitch

Jewelry Making

Radio Control

Scrapbooking

  • Scrapbooking 101 - The Learning Channel (TLC)

    Where to start and where to get ideas with a few easy steps and some simple tools.

  • Two Peas in a Bucket

    Although a website that sells scrapbooking supplies, it is also a place for scrapbookers and other paper crafters to share their ideas.  The site currently has over a million project examples.

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