Crafty things to do

I’m guilty – like many professional women – of hiding my love for craft from anyone I know through work.  It’s partly because I don’t want them to know I’m thinking about anything but their needs, and partly because I don’t want to encourage a stereotype that people sometimes turn to, that goes something like this:

“She’s a young(ish) woman, all she cares about is baking/sewing/her gorgeous family, therefore she isn’t in this for the long haul.  Don’t invest in her!”

I was thinking on the way to work today that by hiding the fact that hard-working, committed people also love craft, I allow that stereotype to persist.  Hmmm.  Perhaps I’ll gradually “out” myself as a crafter.

Some friends and I (who have all admitted to our crafting habit amongst ourselves) have decided to start a regular craft night.  We’re getting together with our favourite poison (sewing, knitting, crochet…. tea, wine, cheese, chocolate!) for a night of chatting and making.  I guess that’s one step in the right direction!

Here’s another crafty thing to do.  If you are looking for some colour for your weekend in Brisbane, consider this:

Solo Exhibition Details - 20-31 May 2014, Brisbane Modern Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition Details – 20-31 May 2014, Brisbane Modern Art Gallery

It looks like there is yarn bombing involved!  On that basis, it sounds great to me!

jf

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