Why become a crafter?
In this day and age of mass production you may wonder if it's still worth learning these age old crafts. My response is a resounding - YES. It's a wonderful, often inexpensive craft or hobby – crafters are never bored!
We are a wonderfully diverse breed. Ranging from children with their hesitant steps using knitting needles and crochet hooks, through to teenagers making i-pod covers and funky scarves. Young adults make bags and totes, different to anything their friends own, and young mothers knit or crochet lovingly for their babies.
Stressed adults use crafts to chill-out and indulge in some "me time", but it doesn't end there - crafters work well into old age - great-grandmas with their stiff and often painful fingers generously passing on long ago learnt skills to younger generations….no doubt about it, we are a caring and sharing bunch.
Once a craft learnt and used out of necessity, its now a hobby, a hobby we return to again and again. Even the rich and famous love to knit and crochet, probably taught by their relatives too!