Say it ain't so....
At the same time, due in part to the changing face of the craft industry, a gazillion (accurate count) small, independent craft shops have closed across the United States. The stores that remain open face serious competition from, yet again, the big box shops and the Internet.
Sense a pattern?
I am writing this post now as a reminder to myself -- and to my readers -- of the importance of supporting the independents. The local stores. Neighborhood joints. Even if it means paying just a little more or traveling just a bit further. So go shop mom and pop. We can do this people. One store at a time!