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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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12 Featured, 77 Examples:
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Date Range:
Mar 09 — Sep 09
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play_circle_filled Guerrilla Urban Knitting
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
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
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
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
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
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
Curved Fiber Formations
Curved Fiber Formations
Art Made From Yarn by Hue Concept is Creative, But Curiously Priced
“Fiber art” is the term that Hue Concept is using for their artistic yarn creations. While I wouldn’t argue that this is art—it’s hard to prove anything isn’t art in our post-modern world—I would take… MORE
DIY Grandma Jewelry
DIY Grandma Jewelry
Knitted Rings for Nimble Fingers Revive the Granny-Chic Look
If you like the look of these rings, ask your grandma to make one for you! These knitted rings add a touch of old lady to your finger, perfect for the days you have to accompany your granny to weekly Bingo… MORE
Human Pig Masks
Human Pig Masks
David Castillo Knits Swine Flu Masques, And You Can Too
The World Health Organization declared the Swine Flu a pandemic today, and we have a few options when it comes to how we respond. The first is to panic, the second is to knit pig masks. Ok, so maybe there… MORE
Knitted Necklaces
Knitted Necklaces
'Three Ring Circus' Chain Makes You the Center of Attention
The item description for the Three Ring Circus Chain by Miss Indie quotes Britney Spears--how could I resist? This knitted statement necklace is sure to make you the center of attention, and its butterscotch… MORE
Knit Water Bottle Covers
Knit Water Bottle Covers
The Cuptopus Proctects Your Water, Because Who Would Steal One?
You know that weird lady in your office who has crocheted doilies and cross-stitched hangings in her cubicle? I have come to your rescue when it's your turn to pull her name in secret Santa with The Cuptopus… MORE
Knit Coffee Holders
Knit Coffee Holders
Cuptopus Coffee Sleeve Makes Mornings Way More Ridiculous
With autumn quickly approaching it is not uncommon to see knitwear on everything from people to apples to water bottles. Now you can add your coffee cup to that list.  The Cuptopus Coffee Sleeve is intended… MORE

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