Skip to comments.Vanity: How many of you know someone who is "Crafty"?
Posted on 10/03/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by The Working Man
My wife and I were discussing how our Farm Store business was doing, (Not all that well). The fleece from our Alpacas and the products that can be made from it are the focus of what we are doing while we build up the numbers of our Herd.
The big sellers are ready made items like stuffed toys, Finger puppets and some clothing. But what we are both surprised at is how few, (very, very few), people today do "crafty" things in their spare time. Things like knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.
So that got me to thinking and here I am asking the question: How many of you do or know someone who does "crafty" things in their spare time? I'm not asking for specific answers about what they do just do they do "something". If you want to volunteer that information that would be nice too.
Now to our "Prepping community" here on Free Republic, do you think that the ability to do something "crafty" will be a beneficial skill to have in a SHTF world?
Do you sell stuff on Etsy?
Of course it will be valuable.
For one thing, being able to hand sew will be useful for repairing clothes or making clothes or blankets/quilts out of material scraps.
If you can get yarn, then being able to knit or crochet will also be very valuable.
my daughters inlaws are all crafty! sewing knitting,they paint, pottery, flower arranging.
They can’t cook however which I think is more important if the shtf.
hope that helps
I knit and crochet for fun and Christmas presents. For demographic purposes, I’m a 43-year-old married white female living in Houston.
My wife manages a chain craft store. Her sales are doing well. It’s her opinion that people return to such endeavors as the economy worsens.
“Crafty” means “sneaky”.
I took up knitting two years ago as a hobby. Lately, I have been thinking it might be a useful skill if the SHTF in this world and have been thinking about learning more about felting, spinning and weaving.
(I’ve also started stockpiling yarn - altho my husband calls it hoarding.)
Yes, we do have an ETSY storefront. As well as our own on-line store.
i knit my own tutu
xs stands for cross-stitch, and SG is a knitting fool.
I am a crafter. I actually hold a crafting group. (About half the time I am the only member in attendance).
I am very good with a needle except when I do big frame quilting. I hand repair clothing and make all sorts of things out of scrap yarn via crochet. My coaster are crochet and I have made reusable crochet swiffers. I’d like to be a better knitter, however, I need to commit to a class.
Most crafting though is copying, experimenting and self teaching. Those are the habits that I think will help people survive than the actual craft.
Several of my female friends/acquaintances do some sort of crafting so it’s probably not as rare as you think.
Well, I can sew clothing, can beef and chicken (I buy on sale), can jams and sauces, cook and I hand/home make some gifts. I guess I’m crafty ;)
Crafty means sneaky.
Yes indeed it does, but around here it also means you can do things with your hands. Probably just a local colloquialism.
There are lots of us crafty ones out here! I can knit and crochet. I can handstitch well. I can quilt. Now, to find the time I would like to spend on it - well that is something else!
I'll have to tell my wife about the swiffers. She crochets kitchen wash cloths (always working on something), but I don't think she's thought of this idea.
I do creative art with glass. I also knit, crochet and sew.
I am very crafty but spend all my spare time on FR so I never get around to doing any crafts... lol
If you have a useful craft, you can find work in any town during an emergency.
Farmers would need cheese makers if there is no electric, for example. Most milk farmers wouldn't know how to make cheese from scratch, and would be willing to keep you and your family on in exchange for preserving their harvest, or offer you cheese to eat yourself in exchange for your labor and knowledge.
Yes. Everyone should have a craft that fills a need, and can be completed only with those things that grow or can be found naturally somehow, because there would be no stores.
I know lots of sneaky people.
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