Here's a topic that is creeping up frequently in guild discussions:
How to Attract Young Stitchers.
It's very evident that our membership is aging. In my primary EGA chapter, I am one of the youngest - at 51! This just seems so wrong to me.
But this isn't just about guild membership. As shops close and a certain amount of the needleworking population ages, the demand for products is reduced. As demand falls, manufactures have to take a hard look at whether to continue to produce.
I am not saying that the industry as a whole has fallen on hard times. I'm saying that I don't want it to.
And for that to happen we need more people taking up a needle and stitching.
One way to attract the younger stitcher is ideas like this for embellishing phone cases: weelittlestitches.
I followed some of the links on this post and found all sorts of interesting things. Now somewhere I already have Star Trek characters to cross stitch. Where did I put those?