I won't point and laugh, because they're gaining on us. (Ha! "Them" like I don't scrap occasionally too.) But a report of the craft industry indicates scrapbooking is not as big as some believe (see January 19)
Many credit scrapbooking with driving the booming numbers. And there's no doubt that it has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. But, surprisingly, it is not the No. 1 craft, said Anderson. In terms of participation, cross-stitch/embroidery and crocheting both still outrank it, with participation by 30 percent and 25 percent of crafting households respectively. Scrapbooking comes in third, with a 24 percent participation rate.
So there, Lee, I can tell you when cross-stitch was popular: right now. Okay, so they threw in embroidery it's all of a piece.