Thursday, November 26, 2015

What's the Point?

It's that time of year again--the time when the clueless wonder why you made a needlepoint stocking when you could buy one of these for so much less. 
http://www.landsend.com/products/needlepoint-christmas-stocking/id_259386

I generally just ask folks if they would prefer a dress from Walmart or one from Chanel?  Then I show them this stocking and explain it's the same thing.
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/2000/Santa's%20Reindeer.php

But this article points out how much more is involved than just quality.
 http://makezine.com/2015/11/18/whats-the-point-of-making-something-you-could-buy/?utm_content=buffer09a0c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Merry Handmade Christmas!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright November 19, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

5 comments:

  1. What really hurts, though, is that so many people just don't appreciate the work that goes into the handmade.

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    1. However, folks here appreciate the skill and time involved. At least we know among our little circle just how much love goes into needlework!

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  2. There are some things that cannot be explained. Yes it might be purchased more cheaply, but each piece that is made by hand contains the days prayers, thoughts, hopes and dreams, which is priceless.

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    1. Come to think about it, we live in a world where many folks don't even cook their own meals or even know how to sew on a button. Hand made is not something they are familiar with.

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