New Generation Brings Edge to Crafts Crafts such as knitting, beading and papermaking are getting an update from Gen-Xers who have embraced crafting as both a hobby and a small business. Now, do-it-yourself craft markets are full of tchotchkes geared toward hip consumers. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
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Gen-Xers are a new breed of crafters. These knitters, beaders and papermakers emerged from the DIY or do-it-yourself movement. Now, DIY crafters are selling their homemade tchotchkes online, at boutiques and at craft fairs. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

Handmade pendants for sale at the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair in Washington, D.C. Astrid Riecken hide caption

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