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Kate Themel at Ragged Cloth Café has a very thoughtful post about the economy and making art. She’s speaking about quilting, but the ideas are relevant to any creative art/craft/making in tougher times.

Clearly, the economy has slowed down. Many people have lost their jobs and some have lost their homes. More than once, references have been made to The Great Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Most Americans had to cut back drastically on their expenses. In many households, buying fabric for colorful and decorative quilts might have seemed impractical. But many beautiful quilts were made during this time period and not all were made by wealthy women. How did they do it? What can we learn from that era that can be applied now?

Is your crafting being affected by the economy? Have you come up with creative/frugal solutions?


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