Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am not an old lady... but so what if I were?!
A lot of crafters I know picked up several different crafts over the years. I certainly did. It makes sense that these older folks who crafted out of necessity will have picked up a few more crafts over the years (if they enjoy it that is!).
Crafting has had something of a revival in Ireland (and indeed in the rest of the world too) in the last decade or so. I remember my first visit to a craft show all those years ago and some 90% of attendees were over 50 years of age. Nowadays that same show draws a mix of any and all ages every year. I noticed my favourite art shop started stocking more for adult crafts (it was previously primarily aimed at school and college kids). I started to hear of friends taking up new crafts. In 40 years I will be one of the old ladies at these shows, still crafting away.