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Credit Crunch Sampler | by bugsandfishes by lupin
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Credit Crunch Sampler

A modern twist on old fashioned embroidery samplers made to commemorate a year or special event.

 

Inspired by one of the most written-about stories of 2008 - The Credit Crunch!

For a competition on Folksy - I came 4th! Hurrah! Thanks to everyone who voted xxx

 

As a crafter, I've been really interested in how an almost wartime-like "make do and mend" attitude has been cropping up in connection with the credit crunch. Now the mass-consumption bubble has burst people are rediscovering the specialness of handmade things, and "old fashioned" hobbies like sewing are experiencing a revival:

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/sewing-machine...

 

Freehand embroidery on white felt, framed in an embroidery hoop.

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Taken on August 15, 2008