Just over a month ago I posted about a Daily Mail article about crafting being in fashion. After work on Thursday I logged onto WordPress and Facebook and found that a few people had put links to an article on the BBC News Website:
Opinions seem to be divided on the start of the article. Some say it is a bit condescending. The majority of the article gives some interesting numbers on people selling their crafts as well as short interviews with a few who do just that. If you have five minutes, I’d recommend reading it.
What with Kirstie’s Vintage Home starting on Thursday (I haven’t yet watched it – it is recorded waiting for me!), which although not a craft programme has crafting on it, and is on mainstream TV, crafting is definitely getting a lot more press at the moment. If you see the BHS Christmas collections this year, you can buy sewing machines and sewing boxes. You never used to see that a few years ago!
I’m starting to think crafting is “in”, but I’m not sure it up to mania levels yet. What do you think?