For The Love Of Chess


DIY Craft Chess Set and Board Tutorials

Ah chess,...... for me baby food was checkers and chess was like starting the first day of school.  

Yes, I grew up sitting at a backyard picnic table beside a rose trellis with my grandfather as my chess tutor.  If I close my eyes I could remember a moment with my grandmother standing quietly nearby wringing her apron as I faced my granddad who was beside himself smiling, anxiously anticipating my next move ... and a rousing delightful reaction from both to a successful move taking down the king.  Perhaps a bit nerdy - but I was often told that life is an endless game of chess and how true is that? 

It is actually a very ancient game and who knew it could later be interpreted into such a poetic fairytale as well?  

Last week I finished reading Scachs d'Amor, a poem written with the rules of chess.  This manuscript sent me on a daydream adventure into medieval history trying to figure out the houses, who exactly the bishops were, the pawn crusaders, and of course the brave knights!  I fabulously enjoyed every word and am so glad I discovered it.

Therefore, I think everyone should be familiar with the discipline of chess and build their own adventures with these crafty diys from expert makers

DIY Wood Chessboard | Instructables

Modern Resin Backlit Chess Set DIY | The Awesomer 

Make A Chess Board With Tiles | Faithful Readers 

Paint A Chessboard Table | DIY Beautiful

Make A Kids Craft Paper and Stone Chess Set | Easy Peasy Fun

About making pieces for your board - there are no rules, only creative imagination.


~ Tala



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