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    I was at a craft fair the other day where my fellow crafters ranged from grandmothers to very trendy teenagers . Put us in a room together though and everyone was chatting and admiring each others work.

    I love the way crafting brings the generations together through a shared interest. That can't be said of many things I reckon.
    Lynne

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    it can be lovely mixing with crafters of all ages. We are lucky to have a real mix on the craft forum too. craft seems to ignore age.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      craft seems to ignore age
      Same in this neck of the woods. Age is a state of mind and you can always learn something from other crafters whatever their biological age.

      Linda
      Just back from a two day craft fair in the village where I live

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      • #4
        On another forum we had a thread that started as a joke, 'come on admit how old you are', and we were all surprised because I don't think anyone had really thought about it before, we were just crafters getting together. Your found you were influenced although unwittingly maybe by what people made, how they wrote, their sense of humour etc etc and we were often surprised at the answers. People you thought were 30's turned out to be retired and some oldies were in fact just spring chickens.

        So yes, age is definately irrelevant. It's a pity that people looking for a job can't do it all anonamously and not get caught in the ageist trap of being either too old or too young to do a job instead of it being based on ability.

        I meet up with crafting friend for lunches etc and there is probably an age span of 25 years between us and it has never been a problem with us all getting on like a house on fire.

        Mo.XX
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MornieG Jewellery View Post
          On another forum we had a thread that started as a joke, 'come on admit how old you are', and we were all surprised because I don't think anyone had really thought about it before, we were just crafters getting together. Your found you were influenced although unwittingly maybe by what people made, how they wrote, their sense of humour etc etc and we were often surprised at the answers. People you thought were 30's turned out to be retired and some oldies were in fact just spring chickens.

          So yes, age is definately irrelevant. It's a pity that people looking for a job can't do it all anonamously and not get caught in the ageist trap of being either too old or too young to do a job instead of it being based on ability.

          I meet up with crafting friend for lunches etc and there is probably an age span of 25 years between us and it has never been a problem with us all getting on like a house on fire.

          Mo.XX

          Why dont we do that here and see what the age ranges here are.
          Please pass the word.

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          • #6
            Could be fun. I have met a few people from the forum and been surprised at the difference to what I had imagined, As someone who is not ashamed of being into 2nd childhood I have now given up trying to guess ages. If you are as old as you feel then I am just about approaching my late teens LOL. Pity the body doesn't agree with me

            Pete
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            • #7
              Yes, the last Saturday's craft fair in Pitstone we had that too. It was good fun anyway.

              As to the admitting age game, yeah sure why not (I would say yes if I was older too!)
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