What is a craft?

Depending on who you ask, you will get a variety of answers to the question.  However, for me, a craft is a creative outlet you do that provides enjoyment.  This can be just about anything.

There are crafters who work with fiber, such as yarn for knitting,  crocheting,  weaving, and those who work with beads, such as for making jewelry or mosaic pictures. Some work with fabric for quilting, sewing, and others who prefer taking photographs.  There is no “right” way to be a crafter.

Some people craft exclusively for the fun of it, while others make a living by selling their creations. Some have had extensive training in their art, while others are self taught. Is one better than another? Definitely not! It doesn’t matter how you learn, what matters is the enjoyment you get out of it.

What do you think? Are you specially trained or are you self taught with your craft? Which craft provides the most enjoyment for you?  And, if there were something new you would like to learn about, what would it be?


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