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Today's crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead,the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media. Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching has revolutionized the embroidery industry. Each year Nikki McClure sells thousands of her cut-paper wall calendars. Emily Kircher recycles vintage materials into purses. Stephanie Syjuco manufactures clothing under the tag line "Because Sweatshops Suck." These are just some of the fascinating makers united in the new wave of craft capturing the attention of the nation, the Handmade Nation.

Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For Handmade Nation (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009) she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community. Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington, to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives. Texts by Andrew Wagner of American Craft Magazine, Garth Johnson of Extremecraft.com, Callie Janoff of the Church of Craft, Betsy Greer of Craftivism.com, and Susan Beal, author of Super Crafty, supply a critical view of the tight-knit community where ethics can overlap with creativity and art with community. Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them. Handmade Nation is a fascinating book for those who are a part of the emerging movement or just interested in sampling its wares.

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Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For Handmade Nation (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009), she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community.

Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives.

Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them.

About the Author

Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl are both based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2004 Levine founded Art vs. Craft, Milwaukee's independent craft fair. She is co-owner and curator of Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery.

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Mebeam, December 14, 2009 (view all comments by Mebeam)
The Handmade Nation has inspired an interest in the book, How to Make Aprons by Roxa Wright.

A great book with 50 patterns for making vintage-style aprons!!!
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misharyan, June 29, 2009 (view all comments by misharyan)
wonderful! A true treasure!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568987873
Author:
Levine, Faythe
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Heimerl, Courtney
Author:
Levine, Fathye
Author:
Heimerl, Cortney
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Handicraft industries.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Handicraft industries -- United States.
Subject:
Handicraft -- United States.
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.46x7.58x.53 in. 1.35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For Handmade Nation (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009), she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community.

Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives.

Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them.

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