Since I researched the DIY / subversive / counter culture - call it what you will - craft scene in the UK in 2006 I've been promising to share the report I wrote. It's now available over on my work blog for all to read.
To give you a flavour the contents page reads as follows... Defining DIY :: A Potted History :: Textiles :: Gender Stories :: Inclusivity & Anti-elitism :: Anti-consumerism & The Individual :: Political Crafting :: Interdisciplinary Content :: Street Crafting :: Sharing, Authorship and Currency :: Art & Anti-Art :: Entrepreneurialism :: Quality :: Exhibition & Project Potential :: Options and Recommendations
The UK DIY blog has been quiet for the past year or more but I think that's fine. It started something amazing, and now other projects, networks, blogs and more have sprung up all over the country in ways that suit the times and spaces they populate. I don't think it would be either possible or necessary to try and document it all in one place anymore, there are so many other good blogs covering the variety of activity in so many ways and that's such a good thing.
So I'm pretty much letting UK DIY go, putting it to bed, or rather taking the seed that it was and bedding it back in the soil to see what else grows from it. I already have lots of ideas that I know came as a result of that work, and I think there will be many more in the very near future...