Gig(s): Emmy Nominated TV Host & Modge Podge Spokesperson
Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 14): “VH: You’re in the rare position of not only being a professional crafter, but also a celebrity because of it. Doe you see this reality as an example of how the industry and our society are evolving, or are people just paying more attention to what’s always been there because of mass-media avenues like the Internet?
CF: I think it goes in waves. It was big in the 80’s; it died down in the 90’s; now it’s big again. I hope it doesn’t die down again. I think the involvement of the big business dies down, but I think the community is so strong now. I believe creative people (although they may change their medium from crochet to felted beads, etc.) will always do something creative. It’s almost like this beast has been unleashed. There are so many places in print and online where people get their information–they’re swapping not just recipes, but craft instructions! There are so many places where people get their information for free, which I think is awesome.
I do feel like craft is here to stay. I think the trick is getting big business to believe it: networks, publishers, and large chain retailers. Those are the people shying away. I’m so sick of the word craft being treated as a dirty word. It’s so not!”
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