In praise of all of the Craftivists, Textile Artists, Crafters, Embroideresses, Spinsters, and Needleworkers…
Image above is Alter Image by Alanna Tyson Her post on Art vs Craft is well worth reading
I am a craftswoman, not an artist. I am a Craftivist too. Let me tell you why…
The Personal Is Political
Words can be unexpectedly powerful. The difference between a craftswoman, needleworker, crocheter, fibre or textile artist, and artisan, etc., may be only a matter of terminology, but what you call yourself makes a real difference in both self and public perception.
As always, the personal is political.
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I’m the kind of person that always has a piece of string in her pocket…just in case. You never know when a bit of calm might be desperately needed.
That’s actually not a flippant title. I really did find my zen (or mindfulness or peace if you prefer) through string. And now playing with string is pretty much the organizing principal of my life. It’s a large part of what makes my life worth living.
Well that and teaching my beloved Arts Of String to anyone who wants to learn. I will be sharing my thoughts, tips, and techniques for helping unsure beginners discover their Inner Spirits of String in this blog too. And yes, all of those caps were necessary!
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