A few weeks ago I was sitting in my car having quickly dropped my eldest son off at his martial arts lesson. I was patiently waiting for a better carpark to become available before going into the martial arts Dojo to watch.
Now when I say watch … I actually sit there making things and glance up every few minutes or when it sounds interesting... this is essential as either myself or Daniel will be practiced on during the week so you have to know how to get yourself out of a choke-hold or when you’re going to make a quick transition from standing to flat on your back on the floor (believe me, you only make the mistake of not watching once!!).
I only make small things while I’m there – say a wire-wrapped ring, or I might be embellishing a paua pendant etc – little items where the tools and supplies can fit in a small snaplock plastic bag.
So, I’m sitting there in the car listening to the radio – and the radio announcers started talking about how one of them had been commuting on a bus with a funky looking girl in her early 20’s who was knitting – the whole conversation turned into a debate about ‘nana crafts’, who does them and is it appropriate to do them in public – hilarious!! To hear two guys (I’m guessing themselves in their mid 20’s) talking about the resurgence of crafts and “arty things” and their opinions on it and where it should be done had me in stitches.
So I’m wondering - do you think it’s OK to craft in public? Do you do it?