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    I like craft - but only where the craft is achieving somthing useful and is not being wasteful or pretending that by making craft we are making a political statement or doing anything other than just being creative.

    I run a blog about the subject and I am keen to encourage some discussion. you can read my blog here (http://anti-craft.blogspot.com/). I look forward to reading the forums here.
    Last edited by killercraft; 18-05-2009, 04:23 AM.
    Killer Craft blog http://anti-craft.blogspot.com/

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Politics and craft? Hadn't thought of it that way before!

    I've always liked the idea of making something from rubbish, though. I suppose that side of it has become quite political.

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    • #3
      Hi
      to the forum.

      Jane
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      • #4
        . . it's great so see you here . . Ooooeer! I like to keep politics out of craft . . I make my glass art work cos I like making it! . . if it sells . . well thats just a bonus!
        Gloria

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        • #5
          Hello and to the forum.

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          • #6
            Whether you 'see the point' or not of any crafted item, I do not think that you are right to belittle the work of people in public in this way. All of your 'features' on your blogs link back to the creations of someone who has put time and effort into them. I hope you don't get too many complaints coming your way! And I have to question the wisdom of using a crafts forum to promote your anti-crafts message... I can hear the sound of knitting needles getting sharpened as we speak...
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            • #7
              I dislike politics. It could be deemed political that I like to 'buy British', it helps our economy, means I am not supporting slave labour and reduces my carbon footprint through less imports but those are personal choices NONE of that is an overt message in my work.

              I visit this forum to interact with other talented, friendly crafters and enjoy myself. However you seem to be here to do a hatchet job so please excuse me if I don't visit your blog to see who you have poked fun at, even if it is me.
              Last edited by Aviya Glass; 18-05-2009, 12:06 PM. Reason: left out a word
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              • #8
                Originally posted by killercraft View Post
                I like craft - but only where the craft is achieving somthing useful and is not being wasteful or pretending that by making craft we are making a political statement or doing anything other than just being creative.

                I run a blog about the subject and I am keen to encourage some discussion. you can read my blog here (http://anti-craft.blogspot.com/). I look forward to reading the forums here.
                I'm guessing you see "making enemies" as a craft "Well done You"!!

                I have to admit to being curious how your user rep got so red in 33 posts.. most of which on the face of it are innofensive.. though one or two are certainly close to, if not actually back handed compliments..

                I do agree to a modest extent and sympathise with the so far relatively restrained comments about you, but hang me if you like, I found your blog quite amusing! - good humour is often near the knuckle and reflects things we know and can identify with.. your Flower Fairy blog is just "there" for me, I loved it.. and I would have posted the same if I had thought about it!

                Not everyones crafts are my cup of tea. In the interests of forum etiquette and a personal belief that we are within reason free to do as we wish; I prefer to comment favourably on things I like or admire, or keep my views to myself or share with people I am better acquanted with, who know and understand my views better... and can put them in context.

                It is far too easy to accept the relative familarity on a forum and mistake it with acquaintance, and thus risk causing unnecessary upset or offence.. and this is not the place for that IMHO.

                Good luck with your blog, I am sure I will dip in from time to time.. unlike some, I wont mind if youre ripping in to me and my crafting (I enjoy it, but i'm not precious about it!).. but do remember that picking on the worst you find is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel .. not exactly hard!

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                • #9
                  Sorry but won't welcome someone who enjoys belittling and denegrating other people's skills, what skill other than being a complete ++++++ (use any expletive you like) do you have??????
                  Diane
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