A while back I signed-up to a Crafts Council thing called ‘Craft Matters’, which aims to demonstrate that hand-crafted things are important to an awful lot of people.
The nature of my job means a lot of my day’s spent at a computer; researching on the web, emailing clients, organising virtual ‘paperwork’ things … oh, and actually designing of course. I love my Mac – in fact it’s invaluable to me – but that’s not to say I think computer-generated stuff is the be-all and end-all.
I’m also a big fan of handmade, crafty things – whether it’s limited edition ‘zines, hand-printed t-shirts, locally-made jewellery, handmade letterpress posters or any other beautiful, useful and/or bizarre bits and bobs that have been lovingly created by hand.
So, yes, craft matters to me. If it matters to you as well, here’s the link so you can sign-up too: Craft Matters