Speaking about old crafts - I did a few courses in tapestry weaving a few years ago. I wish I had more time.... There is something of a zen feeling, when you sit there, picking the threads. It is a very simple concept, a big frame, threads strung between. Like the ones you used as a child, but much bigger.
This is the first one I made, The Madonna. I kept this one for myself:)
The second one, and the last as of now, was a gift to my mother on her 65th. It was supposed to be for her 60th.... but I did not manage to finish it before her 65. Uff:)
I have a dream of taking it up again sometime in the future.