Some old folks believe that if a woman is so much into doing handicraft, the tendency of her being an old maid is high. Crazy as it may sound but I guess that's the way they had their lives before. Probably during the time of war, women were just stuck inside their homes just to avoid being noticed by soldiers and other people who were involved in wars. For their parents, perhaps the way they hide their daughters before was the only thing they could do to prevent them from getting harmed. With that, probably the idea of living all by themselves, prompted those women to make their day enjoyable and productive even in the comfort of their homes. This is how various handicrafts arise. Now you get the idea why the old folks think of it that way before whenever they see women accustomed to a certain craft.
But now that we are living in the 21st century, most modern women are commonly seen in bars, partying at night or simply spending their time shopping. Gone are those ladies who hide inside their rooms to avoid being noticed and instead bury their heads on a craft their grandmothers taught to them. However, you would probably know somebody who still loves to search for discounted craft, freebies and other loots for their chosen hobby. Yes, she may be a woman, but not necessarily an old maid or an unmarried one. Since handicrafts nowadays can be learned through the Internet, you may see people of different age, gender and status doing some of their own craft.
A woman may still have her normal social life and yet still find time to spend time alone with her discounted craft. She may be doing this for personal satisfaction as based on some researches wherein they found out that peace and tranquillity can be achieved if you involved yourself in one of the various crafts available around. The feeling of fulfilment can be easily attained once she finished a particular project and transform it to a piece of art.