Craft Culture

Consumers are seeking to stand out and bring back the personal touch
Implications - The creation of fashion and product designs is being increasingly automated. Those seeking novelty and personalization outside big-box stores are developing their own craft skills to create homemade goods. The DIY movement reflects a social urge to offset sameness and bring back sentiment.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 188,180 Total Clicks Mar 09 - Sep 09
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Guerrilla Urban Knitting - Knit the City is Yarnstorming London with Wool
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 72,798 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 09
Guerrilla Urban Knitting
Knit the City is Yarnstorming London with Wool
The Yarn Corp, a fanatical group of knitters is taking London by storm, yarnstorming to be exact. Decorating everything from telephone booths to guard rails, even a stationary flamingo is not safe from… [More]
Beer Knit Sweaters - AJ Fosik Rescues Vintage Beer Label Knitted Sweaters
SCORE: 5.4
V. Hot 41,692 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 09
Beer Knit Sweaters
AJ Fosik Rescues Vintage Beer Label Knitted Sweaters
Just when you thought knitted sweaters couldn’t get any better, AJ Fosik showcases his unique collection of knitted beer sweaters. The only thing that would make me happier than browsing through these… [More]
Knitted Cigarette Packs - Kate Jenkins' Crafty Smoking Souvenirs Swap Nicotine for Wool
SCORE: 4.5
Hot 26,029 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 09
Knitted Cigarette Packs
Kate Jenkins' Crafty Smoking Souvenirs Swap Nicotine for Wool
Textile artist Kate Jenkins is best known for her knitted food, but she also has a range of items she calls ‘Soft Smokes.’ Sold online through her website, these knitted goods cost £600 each, which is… [More]
Knit Apple Jackets - Cozy Produce Sweaters Take a (Bizarre) Bite Out of Fashion
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 14,377 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 09
Knit Apple Jackets
Cozy Produce Sweaters Take a (Bizarre) Bite Out of Fashion
With autumn fast approaching, one of the hottest fashion trends for fall ‘09 is knitwear, and we’re not seeing it just on people. Now the ultimate accessory has been born: knitwear for your apple. These… [More]
Knitted Gamer Creatures - Maggie Wang Crochets Adorable Amigurumi Dolls
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Warm 26,435 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 09
Knitted Gamer Creatures
Maggie Wang Crochets Adorable Amigurumi Dolls
Amigurumi dolls can be extremely hard to make, especially if they are as detailed as Maggie Wang’s creations. Shown on Craftster, her figurines look like miniature versions of characters on various video… [More]
Grandmas for Rent - Goldenhook.fr Grandmas Knit Personalized Hats Just for You
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 6,849 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 09
Grandmas for Rent
Goldenhook.fr Grandmas Knit Personalized Hats Just for You
Love an old-fashioned knitted hat, but don’t have a loving old grandma to knit it for you? Not a problem--now you can lease a grandma who is just waiting for you to ask her to knit you a hat. At the… [More]
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