The common trope of portraying crafts like knitting, crocheting, andembroidery as “grandma crafts” is a harmful stereotypebecause it devalues the work, writes them off as easy,¬†and makes way for the discrediting of artists in these mediums.

Within film and television, these crafts areoften portrayed as being only for grandmas, and those who do not fit the description ofthe older lady are often marked for engaging

in these crafts or warned against engaging in

these crafts because of the stigma surrounding

them in the way they would be received.