A new article in the NY Times today: check it out here.
Needlework hobbyists have become more savvy, said Joelle Hoverson, an owner of Purl and Purl Patchwork, neighboring yarn and fabric boutiques in SoHo. â€œA lot of that is driven by fashion,â€ she said. Ms. Hoverson has noticed that designers like Mr. Jacobs inspire her customers. â€œBut theyâ€™re also looking at clothes from the â€™40s, â€™50s and â€™60s,â€ she said. â€œAnd theyâ€™re looking at each other. Itâ€™s very cool.â€
So far, so good. The quote that annoyed me, though, was this one: “Sewing is the latest of the domestic arts to be touted as a hipster passion, the rock â€™nâ€™ roll of the crafts world.”
What? What does that even mean? Just because younger people are starting to sew doesn’t make it “hipster.” (Think about it — in our parents’ and grandparents’ days, no one would have thought twice about someone wanting to make their own clothes. My mom supposedly repainted her clogs to match her outfits regularly when she was in art school, for example).
The New York Times also had an article about “hipster librarians” this week — maybe this is all part of a larger “hipster series” or something…