Why Embrace the Maker DIY Culture At Home?
Generally, as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions and not mass produced, seeking quality over quantity and things of cultural or personal significance. As a result, the maker culture is cooler than ever. This shift to making has not been seen since the early 70s.
Whether you drop by your local market, hunt in the virtual world or shop at your local gift shop chances are the majority of goods are handmade and lovingly made.
And handmade, bespoke, crafted artisan, whatever you want to name it, is now getting the attention it deserves.
But better still there is an alternative crafted lifestyle. A movement of us who are rejecting mass produced goods and supporting local, artisan and fair trade.
Craft is less about doilies and more about a way of life. It is better for the environment, adds some individuality to you and your home, builds community and brings a little joy to our souls.
Reading about the anxiety and depression overwhelming a staggering 4o% of Australian women it makes me think how important it is to create something. As a society we are in perpetual motion and perpetual noise and according to the research it is the internet and social media which makes us feel anxious and unable to cope or keep up with the ‘rosy instagram’ life we see daily.
And the advice is; to get back to basics, drop perfectionism and just do stuff. Let’s meet and play together, learn a new skill, get into and have some fun with the other real imperfect folk!
In these uncertain times and one of physical distancing you can purchase a stash of beautiful beads or some DIY kit projects and make stunning designer jewellery in the comfort of your own home.