Crossing the gender divide: Craft programming that appeals to all genders

Sarah Ziolkowska, Bea Houston


Looking over the world of crafts in general, it is clear that crafting is a predominantly female undertaking. Many of the most popular crafts like knitting, crocheting and jewellery making are dominated by women crafters. Many crafts, such as paper making, needlepoint, bead work or batiking originate from ancient cultural activities and folk art lead by women.


crafts & decorating; young adults; libraries--activity programs; Gender.

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