People queued up for the Felt Club
craft show and sale Nov. 16 at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium Expo Center. The economy may be tanking, but for Southern California's community of crafters, the future is looking surprisingly plush. The Felt Club show drew about 4,500 shoppers, who perused 144 booths jammed with homemade housewares, cute crocheted critters and stuffed felt cupcakes. The events success is just the latest proof that a long-simmering national movement continues to grow, and old-fashioned crafts are being revived in fresh ways among the under-40 set.