About zween

Why I started zween

There are a lot of really great craft blogs that I throughly enjoy visiting.  The craft community seems to have really blossomed over the past several years and it’s exciting to see.

I started zween because I wanted to become a part of this community that I feel so connected to yet always just outside of.  It’s my hope that zween will help me grow as an artist and crafter, as well as find other like-minded individuals and groups.

Because I have personally benefited from other crafters’ knowledge through their blogs, I wanted the opportunity to give back to this generous community

What does zween mean?

zween comes from Arabic and means:

Beautiful, cool, cute, lovely, pretty, kind, attractive, appealing, unique, wonderful, pleasing, fine, delightful, ideal, exquisite, dazzling, elegant, magnificent, marvelous, superb, excellent, interesting, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera…

In the context of this blog, zween is about embracing a D.I.Y. attitude and celebrating the handmade.


  • Because our planet is becoming a more homogenous place every day and I do not want Wal-Mart to take over the world.
  • Because I appreciate the handmade and recognize creativity in each person.
  • Because Do-It-Yourself is a good mantra to live by and there is a small but growing army of people doing so.
  • And because as an individual with a blog I have the power to help people create not only things, but experiences to enrich their lives which aren’t available at big box retailers.

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