The Ratio

I get the impression that this site is extremely female heavy. I'm kinda curious as to why that might be. I know sewing and apparel are generally female hobbies, but the scope here is SO wide i would expect that to be negated. Or maybe I'm wrong and just haven't been paying attention. Just found it interesting.

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13 replies since 4th January 2011 • Last reply 4th January 2011

I think perhaps the fact that it is so female heavy maybe puts men off from joining. Or from speaking upHappy

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yup I agree, there has been a few men on here

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Yeah, I've definitely seen zero other dudes here so far.

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There's a guy that makes really cool models and figures, he's been active lately. But we could do with evening up some.

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I have seen four including you.

Check out Jonathan B. His dolls are amazing and truly inspiring.
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/users/31121

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oh wow. *bes impressed*

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I've also noticed an extreme lack of guys here. Maybe it's because it's still a kindof "underground" site... that or it isn't as male-driven as the old (and possibly more well known) Threadbanger site.

That being said, a girlfriend of mine told me about this site, and girls are generally more chatty about crafts than guys.

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It's about 95% female for registered users. I'm not sure if there's a higher percentage of guys viewing the projects, but I'd reckon so.

I can put a page together to show members by male/female? Might be interesting!

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wow, that's more skewed than i expected. it's just odd to me... I've gotten used to guys that get excited about knitting and sewing, and such... 95%. wow. thanks for the numbers, tom!

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hey tom, might be, havn't seen Jonesy on here for a bit

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I live in England and I've noticed that crafts don't tend to get the same cudos as in USA. We don't really have history of a craft champion like Martha Stewart.
Most of our traditional crafts seem to come from a 'make do and mend' attitude from WW2, or worse....a twee country cottage style...you know that kind of gingham circle on top of home made jams...the domain of women and 'home makers' to be seen in church halls and well off womens garden parties.....Lol
Thank goodness for Hobby Craft bringing us up to date.
Ironically my dad used to say he was buying craft stuff for me when we got to the counter to pay.....I never got to use the stuff and suddenly all our glasses had etched pictures of sailing boats on......ummmmm!

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2011 is going to be the year of the craft for brittan.. more and more of us are too poor to go out because of redundancy ect so we have more time to craft away the hours! I love it!

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Right there with you Rach ;D Give me a sows ear and you can bet I'll make a silk purse out of it.....Lol
More seriously though with the current economic climate I think the charity and second hand shops may suffer as people won't be so quick to get rid of clothing.
I'm stuck at home for a while so I will be doing a bit of knitting to keep my hands going.

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