Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Craft Lovers Unite

I recently read a blog post, I just can't remember where, which was a gripe one woman had about craft fairs.  Her gripe was that she was "tired" of seeing plastic canvas tissue box covers, and the crochet toilet roll covers and the crochet towel toppers at craft fairs.  They, apparently, are too "retro".  She referred to them as something along the lines of Grandma's crafts!  I can't begin to tell you how angry that blog made me!!!  There are plenty of folks who still love the needle crafted tissue covers, toilet roll covers and towel toppers also.  Just because she is "tired" of seeing them at craft fairs, she should just stay her cranky pants at home!!  

"Retro" crafts remind us of when we were young and growing up.  



Ok, sure she's entitled to her opinion on her own blog but if she's a crafter too, why not take into consideration the hard work these people put into their creations.  And hey, perhaps they are someone's Grandma so.... you know....  

Anyway, I assumed she was a crafter, but I hadn't searched the rest of her blog after stumbling on that one post because I was just too ticked off.  If she is a crafter, then she should know how much time is put into creating something.  Knitters always say how much time it takes to carefully knit an item, same goes for crocheters and quilters and jewelry makers.  Well, folks who prefer other crafts put just as much time into their creations, but to have someone belittle them and say they shouldn't be permitted at craft fairs any longer because they're too retro is wrong on so many levels.


If someone spends money on supplies and takes even more time to carefully put together an item, even a retro plastic canvas tissue box cover or crocheted toilet roll cover, or a crochet towel topper, then it deserves just as much respect as the beaded necklace or whatever else was hand made! 

And that's my gripe.







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