We’ve found a fantastic story which shows the increased passion which is developing for arts and crafts and in particular sewing, knitting and crocheting.
According to the article, these hobbies have become more popular over the last year and not only with people who are good at sewing. There are a lot of people who have never sewn before who are also picking up these hobbies and find it very enjoyable.
The article refers to the way the “make-do-and-mend culture has become so popular, even fashionable”, which is a trend we’d have to concur with as we see books like the Make Do and Mend, pictured below becoming more and more popular. And long may it continue!
Art and Craft facilities are also growing rapidly, for example at St Pancras they have recently expanded their Art and Craft section. And recent statistics from Nielsen Bookscan show that the single biggest area of growth in book sales last year was in Art & Craft, which rose 12.9% in 2010 from the year before, with particular emphasis on handicrafts such as sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Rachel from St Pancras, who has a passion for knitting, described the process as “soothing, therapeutic and vaguely hypnotic.”
I think that the joy of sewing comes more from the process rather than how good the end product is. However the more you sew, the better your end products will become.
Some of the things that people create through sewing never fails to impress us and with a passion for sewing, the activity is fun and the possibilities of what you could create are endless! Below is an image that was uploaded to our facebook page by a talented young sewer!
The original article can be read here