For our ancestors ages ago trading was something that they couldn't imagine living without. Their survival depended on that.
In nowadays this personal trading is substituted by money. It's not a bad thing. Money makes this process a lot more easier.
But is trading forgotten and lost forever? No!! It's just taken a different shape and look.
I do trading. I have traded several times with people from different crafting fields through Etsy. I do crochet but I don't do a lot of other things therefor it's just fantastic if you can find a person who can do the thing you can't and on the contrary, and.. trade! 100% handmade for both of us!
One of my last trade was with Kathy Davenport.
Kathy is a very talented artist who makes handmade little paintings in a shape of barrettes:
In our trade I received these two beauties while Kathy received two custom made crochet bead bracelets. We are both happy and satisfied and as a bonus for trading - a new acquaintance has been made.
Thank you Kathy!