Hobby Princess kept by Ulla-Maaria Mutanen on fashion, crafting, and technology. This is a blog to watch as her posts are interesting, thought provoking and often spot on. Don’t miss an interesting post concerning the reasons as to why craft activities are becoming more popular is found in her draft for a craft manifesto.
Ulla-Maaria Mutanen’s angle on this is positive towards the notions that craft and its concern with technique is OK, handmade objects hold particular meanings for both their makers and those who own them, and it does not go anywhere near the tired art craft debate. There is no us against them, man-the-barricades, angle. Instead there is an emphasis on community. I particularly like No 10 “Learning techniques brings people together. This creates online and offline communities of practice.”
As you can see after yesterdays long post I am still thinking about how textile practioners are using technology to cluster together. Now I am not going to chatter any more and I promise keep posts short!
I am off to get ready for work …