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