Popularity & Cynicism

May 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Having just read a post by ScientiaIncognita (Humpty Dumpty) I thought I could tie this in rather neatly to something which had recently occurred to me.

There has been a noticeable increase in the popularity of ‘making’ recently.  I know that as a stay-at-home-parent who meets with other crafters regularly I may have a slightly biased view of things, but certain topics seem to be cropping up more regularly.  Some of the conversations tend towards recipes for slow-cooking & bread-making, others towards various TV programmes – Paul Hollywood’s Bread; and The Great British Sewing Bee, for example.  Also the fact that programming time is being devoted to making; and the regularity with which comments appear in the media about the spread of knitting tend to accelerate the popularity of various crafts.

Now for the (slightly) cynical part – and the bit which prompted this post.  Isn’t it interesting that people are ‘upskilling’ in areas which would be useful if the UK were to make a break for independence.  Lower food & product miles anyone?

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Entry filed under: DIY & Crafts, Food.

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