Yesterday I went to see the Rover Thomas exhibition entitled 'I want to paint' in the Art Gallery. He is one of those painters of extremely simplistic looking works that somehow strike a chord in your heart and soul. Just lovely.
But the title set me thinking about the discussion on Sharonb's blog, Inaminuteago, about whether craft is a fad or a long term thing. I think like Rover Thomas that I want to craft. I have been embroidering, sewing, knitting since I was very small, that is for over 50 years now. During that time I have seen lots of fad crafts come and go, rather like the current knitting craze which I see as a fad craft, although knitting is not. If I see one more scarf knitted in Feathers yarn I think I might have a hissy fit right in the middle of the street