This is something which has long irked me.
The idea that art is a framed pic on the wall, craft is something little old ladies do and artisans ... mmmmmmm thats trickier.
OK, art is everything, a crafter needs more skills than a pure artist...in order to express themselves in their chosen piece they may have to draw on many different skills, and take a long time learning to be able to.
I become somewhat cross when people refer to craft as if its a second class citizen ..........
I came across a couple of comments along this vein at my exhibition........so I asked them to define art, to define craft...well they burbled around the edges for a while.
As stitchers we have it all ways, we are creating art pieces using a needle instead of a paintbrush, a yarn instead of paint.(Note I use the word yarn, not confining it to cotton or wool, for example).
Phew...feel better for that, Im preaching to the converted :)
I am a little old lady :)
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