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Crafts are HOT!
December 16, 2007 9:14 PM   Subscribe

Handmade 2.0. NYT magazine article discusses crafting, Craft Magazine, etsy, Stitch & Bitch, Church of Craft, getcrafty, Austin Craft Mafia, Craft Congress, and more.
posted by ClaudiaCenter (21 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously (buy handmade pledge).
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:15 PM on December 16, 2007


Oh, and for the New Zealanders, there is Craft 2.0.
posted by routergirl at 9:21 PM on December 16, 2007


Is there a MeFi group on ravelry?

Who will make a wooly Matt & Jessamyn for us?
posted by sien at 9:28 PM on December 16, 2007


There is -- padraigin is part of it.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:31 PM on December 16, 2007


Previously (ravelry).
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:34 PM on December 16, 2007


The secret truth behind the craft-selling sites is that not everyone is actually that good at the crafts. But they all think they are.
posted by smackfu at 9:35 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have always loved the crafster slogan "Rock is dead. Long live Paper and Scissors."
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:37 PM on December 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


woo! I made a good dent in a keyhole knit scarf watching 5th Element for the 8 millionth time tonight.

(supergreen!)
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:45 PM on December 16, 2007


these pics from craft mag are awesome.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:46 PM on December 16, 2007


Sorry, that latest link is subscriber only -- though it let (nonsubscriber) me in from here.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:50 PM on December 16, 2007


Ambrosia Voyeur, it's a clever expression, but it ignores a pretty fundamental fact: scissors cut paper, and cut paper is, by roshambo definition, defeated. Without rock to keep scissors in line, it will ascend! The ancient three-way stalemate will collapse, and the very axis of the world will crack. Better, I think, to say

Rock is dead.

Scissors cut paper,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

posted by lumensimus at 10:03 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.
posted by tangerine at 10:09 PM on December 16, 2007


Where was I - I forgot the point that I was making.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:24 PM on December 16, 2007


There should be a dating site for the handmade/diy set called "Craft Singles". It might not cater to the lactose intolerant, though.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:27 PM on December 16, 2007


Dear Hive Mind: I want to buy a big prosthetic forehead, to wear on my real head. Is anyone aware of etsy sellers offering such an item? (budget is $7)
posted by contraption at 11:19 PM on December 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Woo-hoo! they name-checked Bazaar Bizarre! (I coordinate the Cleveland one).

Oh, and love the TMBG references. I'd knit you one if I didn't have a book deadline today, contraption!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:59 PM on December 16, 2007


I've accidentally got caught up in the upswing in crafting. Earlier this year, I re-wrote the software behind my online farmers market and made it available for other markets to use. My own market in Athens, GA saw a surge in popularity as the stars aligned, and some local crafters approached me.

They said that buying locally crafted items was just as important as buying locally grown food, and that physical "booths and tables" craft fairs weren't really all that different from farmers markets, and would they be able to use my software to start an online crafting market for Athens. Where Etsy is a ship anywhere market, this would be all local, order online, come pickup your order in one place sort of thing.

So, a couple weeks ago, Athens Locally Crafted opened. They've had a great response, and the system is now in place for other markets to open up in communities everywhere. Maybe the NYT can write a follow-up piece...
posted by ewagoner at 7:47 AM on December 17, 2007


Around the corner from me is a hipster craft shop called "She's Crafty" (a Beastie Boys song for those not in the know).
posted by sourwookie at 8:33 AM on December 17, 2007


Lovecraft Biofuels: Insert funny slogan here
posted by not_on_display at 12:58 PM on December 17, 2007


I love the standard mark-up language for knitting patterns.
posted by rottytooth at 2:32 PM on December 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, and for the New Zealanders, there is Craft 2.0.

And it was so good. DIY craft is the new punk rock.
posted by lunalaguna at 5:41 PM on December 17, 2007


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