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    There’s an artist in all of us, somehow.

    And not just when it comes to stitching and creative sewing! We have lately widened our offer of Paint by Number kits and Jigsaw Puzzles (100% made of wood), because these hobbies are getting more and more ground worldwide . They are not only fun, but even “therapeutic”! Several studies, in fact, have showed in time  that they help lower the levels of stress caused by daily routine. But there’s even more. More recent studies have actually set an official “list of benefits” as for these hobbies. Here it is: they have proved a decline in anxiety levels and an increase of individual attention span; moreover, these hobbies can be…

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    Puzzles get newer… getting back to their origins.

    Wooden puzzles are so trendy! More than a simple game, puzzles are definitely a hobby that everyone has tried at least once in their lives! However, perhaps not everyone knows that the puzzle was invented by an English cartographer in 1760: he glued a geographic map on a piece of wood and cut out the borders of the different countries, because he wanted to create an educational game to make teaching and learning geography easier. His idea soon became very famous among the most affluent social classes and, in 1800, in London, there were already about 20 cartographers and publishers who manufactured puzzles. During the 19th century, the production of…