Modern man lives by his electronic devices. A walk down any street shows people busy texting, talking and viewing videos on cell phones and tablets. It is almost amazing that modern people have any needs today other than recharging stations and more electronic devices. Fortunately for the world of crafting, modern man still must eat, drink and have clothing and shelter. This means there is still a place in the world for crafts. The electronic age has actually helped crafts make a comeback of their own.
Turn on any electronic device, connect to the internet and find an item almost anywhere in the world is the way many people shop today. Items that used to be commonplace have become rare. Handmade baskets and bowls have nearly disappeared in many places. People have been buying mass produced goods for years, but that trend is changing. A person in any country can see what is being crafted anywhere in the world through the internet. The crafter has only to get access to the internet and post their wares online.
Saving crafts is an important part of modern life. While not everything should be made by hand, keeping the knowledge alive has value. It shows people the basics of survival and how that can be accomplished. It takes them back to their roots without forcing them to give up modern life. Crafts such as pottery, shoe making and woodworking are all useful and important hand crafts. Those who practice them create new items using traditional methods.
Taking classes in crafts has become a good way to turn off the modern world and relax. Many people find working with their hands to be a rewarding experience. Producing a useful item by hand helps people cope with the fast pace of life today. There are even short cuts such as glass decals or glass transfers to make decorating their items easier when they do not have time for that step. Bringing back these crafts makes life more social and enjoyable for all.