This is a post I wrote a while back, but it expresses my ideas and attitudes about craft quite well. It also poses some questions that are still relevant. I’ve started a local fiber arts meet up group and would love to have reader response to this. Please post in the comments for all to see. If you want to contact me personally, there is a contact form on the contact page.
What Is Craft
I want to consider the value of craft, whether it is a native craft that offers subsistence living to individuals, small groups, or something that is viewed more as an art form. What’s the difference? That’s an age old question; one that is never completely answered and one that we all have a say in.
So, consider my view, share your own, and comment on other comments. To get things started, I want to talk about the craft groups, how they work, and what the 21st century craft group is developing into. Do you belong to a craft group? What kind of craft is it? What kind of group is it? How do you met? What is your purpose?