My gut response is to answer "all of them" to both questions. Not very realistic I know. With my limited time available and my obsession to master my skills I fear that I do need to limit what I should be involved in. I don't use the word "dabble" because I tend to jump in too deep for that.
My latest delve into something new - weaving. Granted it was only a Schacht Cricket Loom I purchased but I did stay up late in the night watching Youtube videos of rigid heddle loom play and I completed the recommended first project the next day as soon as assembly was completed.
So what are some crafts have I indulged in during my lifetime?
- Knitting - I'm sure I have the requisite 10,000 hrs under my belt with this craft
- Crochet - perhaps 4000 hrs
- Sewing - I made all my clothes for my Gr. 9 wardrobe. I've sewn for my children and household. I took sewing in Home Ec and Dressmaking all through high school. I have not made a lined tailored suit jacket for myself though.
- Quiting - is that a separate craft? I've made a handful of quilts, some queen sized and some wall hanging sized, including 2 wedding gifts (of my own design) and one tribute quilt to a retiring school teacher. I've also designed quilted wallhangings as baby shower gifts - these have pockets for toys, etc. with appliqued lettering.
- Hardanger embroidery - I've made two tablecloths (one a wedding present) as well as placemats. I had found it difficult to find sufficient counted thread material (this was in the 90s) but I probably could find plentiful supply online now.
- Gift ribbon making - I make my own ribbons (my own design) for gifts - even going so far as to teach a class on it, a single class :). I also bought the ribbon making tool kit (the one that shreds).
- Spinning - I purchased a spinning wheel (the Ashford Kiwi with extra bulky and high speed flyers). I haven't spun as much yardage as I intended to at first. I do not do novelty yarns - my aim is always to spin the finest singles possible to maximize yardage.
- Needle felting - just started this one so have yet to see where this leads
- Weaving - as mentioned above