Its a lovely thing, to make your creative hobby into a business. One of the best things about it for me is that I can be at home, working in my studio with my family really close by. But that means that a lot of it happens behind closed doors, away from customers, away from other crafters. The life of a crafter can be quite a solitary one, and sometimes, that is exactly what appeals.
But I am a crafter who loves to learn new crafts. I pick up handmade items and wonder – what is the story of this pot? How was this tapestry made? What techniques were used to make this amazing fairisle jumper? I know that every object has its own story and many many hours of love and skill behind it. And I want to open up this space to find out some of those stories.
Over the next few weeks and months I am going to be sharing stories here from crafters around the world. Delving deeper into what it’s like to be a designer or maker, a crafter or creator. I will be sharing stories here on the blog, and getting to delve deeper on the new podcast. I am also inviting you to join with me and share your craft by joining in on Instagram with #capturemycraft . Snap an image of your making, a work in progress or a finished object – or anything that captures something of your craft. and each week I will feature some of my favourites here on the blog and on the @capturemycraft Instagram hub account. Want to be chat on the podcast, write for the blog or be involved in some other way? Just send me an Instagram message, I would love to chat!
I cant wait to find out what your craft involves – these are some of the images that have been shared on Instagram this week.
Will you join in and share your craft this week?