If you have children you need to keep quiet you could do worse than get them 'Corking' there is a good tutorial Here.
Oh no! I am getting delusions of grandeur again. Look at this beautiful French Knitted Bag Designed by Debbie Tomkies.
Debbie has a Blog Hue and Dye and is the proprietor for DT Craft and Design a 'must have a look' for hand dyers. I did not know 'corking' could be turned into anything so beautiful. I will place an order with Euan!