Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Craft is about more than crochet – it's a design for life | Libby Brooks | Comment is free | The Guardian

Craft is about more than crochet – it's a design for life | Libby Brooks | Comment is free | The Guardian: "In a budget week that has seen the country united, or otherwise unhappily welded, in austerity, one would feel safe to assume that uniquely rendered, artisanal objets d'art may not head its shopping lists. Not so. On Tuesday, while George Osborne was perfecting his 'this hurts me more than it hurts you' face, another economically anxious audience was receiving more cheering news. At Assemble 2010, the Craft Council's annual conference, research was launched showing that – despite a recession – the craft market has been attracting more buyers and enjoying a stronger commercial image than ever before."