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Seeing pink

Oh Cath Janes! Finally someone who doesn’t think that the craft world either revolves around everything that is pink or the other end of the spectrum of shock tactics! There is a place in the world for greens and blues and turquoises and non- flowery/ditsy patterns but it is damned difficult to find! I make crafts to raise funds for charity and, having got fed up with paper crafting because of the endless flowers and butterflies, I moved into jewellery making. My horror is when I ask what sells best, I’m told anything pink! Help!! Are we experiencing a retrograde rebellion […]

Oh Cath Janes! Finally someone who doesn’t think that the craft world either revolves around everything that is pink or the other end of the spectrum of shock tactics!

There is a place in the world for greens and blues and turquoises and non- flowery/ditsy patterns but it is damned difficult to find!

I make crafts to raise funds for charity and, having got fed up with paper crafting because of the endless flowers and butterflies, I moved into jewellery making. My horror is when I ask what sells best, I’m told anything pink! Help!!

Are we experiencing a retrograde rebellion by a generation who were brought up by parents /grandparents of my generation of flower power/sex and drugs and rock and roll and anything goes, or did we fail them miserably and handed over responsibility to the merchandising community who have never moved out of the forties and fifties in their pink and blue stereotypes?

In my book, pink doesn’t or shouldn’t exist except to make a statement and clash with pillar box red! Keep fighting the fight for all of us non-traditional colour crafters!
Elaine Gardner

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