The "Vouge" Crafts. What you think of crafter that follow trends??
Ok so anyways i was talking to one of my few local crafty friends, and she wants to get into knitting which i think is great, but here's the weird part. She's only getting into it because it's the new thing (not really, but lets just let her live with that thought) and I just like anything crafty, ever. I mean i go through stages where i am more into something (right now it's knitting cuase i finally figured out purl, so i have a new world opened to me) but she only liked scrapbooking when it was in style. I think it's weird.... why only craft in a certain style, only when it's in style?
Thats weird, I mean great for knitting and stuff but what happens when it "goes out of style"? I think that crafting is a lifelong thing but maybe thats just me.
ha! trendy crafts make me snicker contemptuously. When I was little, there were "cross stitch" parties. Then when I was a teenager, it was allll about stamping, and my sister was big into that because you could just copy designs straight out of a book and not have to have any creativity whatsoever. Then... scrapbooking got unwarrantedly huge. Big fat scrapping parties full of noncreative people copying eachother. then knitting, but I think we're kind of on the waning end of that - now it seems like the gals are going "ooh, quilting! Let's have quilting parties!"
in short: trendy crafts are for housewives without a creative bone in their bodies who need an excuse to get out of the house for something other than a playdate. anyone other than housewives who fall into the craft trend hype is merely coincidental.
I think, also, trendy craftsters are the way the are for the same reason there are women who immediately subscribe to the latest fashion trends, no matter how horrible that trend is. For example... mullets. Lycra pants. even right now... I bet 80% of those knitters have bangs, because bangs are trendy right now, despite the fact that they successfully make the wearer look 12 years old no matter what age they actually are.
eek, you got me going.
Okay, well- I have bangs but I'm not knitting! haha, can't stand that whole scrapbooking world- my whole thing started with wanting to make my own windchimes. Hate those prepackaged crafts like the scrappers.
sam e here bangs but can't knit though i did try( swear not a trendy craftser just want to do everything and well scrap booking i was in a journalism class 2 years in a row and as an example of what not to do the 2nd year my scrap book was shown ouch she said a 5 year old could do it better
it hink its ignorant to let people say this is in style everyone follow my lead frankly i go to my own beat if i see it i like it i want to make thats my craft trend
hey now, don't be dissing scrapbooking!!
You can dis those scrapbooks that already have paper and places to attach your pictures, and those cheesy stickers. But there is Art Scrapbooking. :]
I pretty much agree with dani. But why should we worry about it?
Ha, i have bangs too, and i knit but it wasn't like i intentionally started knitting because it was popular, i started because i enjoy it, and once you learn new skills, it gets even better. I hate it when people craft because its whats "popular" at the moment, but oh well, i just won't worry about it.
heh... I went a little far. I wasn't dissing bangs or knitting or scrapping, just trends that make everyone do so. I guess in the long run it's kind of a good thing - good for them. Everyone needs something, even those people without a creative bone in their bodies. My poor sister spends her whole life looking at magazines so she can copy her life out of them, so when she makes a baby quilt from fat quarters, I'm happy for her. Even if you haven't designed it yourself, making things yourself gives a sense of pride.
For good measure, I knit too. I also crochet and paint and sculpt and do paper crafts and anything else I want to do. I just like to make fun of trends. ;) I'm a bit of a rant-aholic.
I really wish I knew how to knit, i'd really like to knit or crochet, I do a lot of sewing and mainly paper based crafts but i've seen some beautiful knitted pieces like dolls and kawaii plushies and i'd love to be able to make them but I just can't get the hang of it
I do agree to a point that a lot of people say they are "crafters" so they look cool in the school yard but their idea of crafting is sticking a sticker on the front of a card :o
::raises hand:: I learned on youtube. there's a user called the Knitwitch who has the best tutorials, imo. knitting is simpler in many ways than crochet.... but it takes soooooo loooooong. I'm trying to advance from "easy" to "intermediate" right now, but I find halfway through a project I just wanna grab my crochet hook and get it DONE ALREADYYY.
try youtube. ;)
And once you start practicing knitting, it gets easier. And don't worry, if you think it looks bad, rip it out, and try again. I once ripped out about 25 rows in a mitten because it wasn't looking right, but once i figured it out, it looked just fine :]
I never knew there was such a thing as trendy craft
In my opinion any trend that gets people to craft is good. There will always be people copying stuff but some might actually get the hang of it and explore more. And don't forget, not everybody is creative or even desires to be. It's always better than just watching tv anyway.
And creativity isn't all that either. I mean, it's great to be creative but I do see very creative projects sometimes that seriously lack any skilfulness in the craft itself. But the idea is usually very inspired. I myself wouldn't publish a project unless it's well made. But that's the great thing: the creative people come up with ideas, the skillfull people use it. I think they make a great match together like that. And there are the people that can do both, they are our heroes
This thread reminds me of when I was in high school and someone would "discover" a band..that was THEIR band and no one else was allowed to like them..it's silly. If something's awesome people are going to be into it..whether it's listening to an awesome song or knitting tiny cutsie animals.
Every craftster starts somewhere..I bet if you look back you will remember something awesome you saw..or saw someone doing that made you decide to give it a try.
I say awesome a lot..I wonder if that's trendy?
Oh, I hate when that happens. With one of my "friends", if she "discovers" something, its "hers" and NOBODY ELSE CAN LIKE IT EVER or else they're just POSERS. -_-""
Anyways, I really want to learn to do amigurumi :/
I started at stamping I was like 9 and my mom had this giant box of stamps and ink, so I and my brother would spend the whole day stamping stuff onto paper. It wasn't "crafting" per se, but it was fun then I got into making earrings and the rest is history
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