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the craft movement

I don't know about you, but I love making things..

My recent endeavors have been in the area of cross stitch, jewelry making, and cat furniture. I will take this moment to brag about the beautiful framed cross-stitching of a seashore scene currently decorating my desk. It has the words "Eat Me" embroidered on it. And I had a lot of fun making it too.

Anyway, I was reading an article about the "arts & craft" movement that occurred at the end of the 19th century. To quote the article (author Ulla-Maaria Mutanen, Craft Vol. 5):

"At a time when industrialization and minimum-quality mass production were booming, a group of artists and designers, activist William Morris among them, issued a call for the revival of the lost spirit of crafting in design, for a return to simplicity, sincerity, good materials, and sound workmanship."

I know I feel that way right now.


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