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Happy August everyone! In the spirit of this month’s “handmade heritage” theme here at Oh My Handmade, I thought it would be perfect to refocus the spotlight on the 2009 documentary Handmade Nation, the Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design.
Not familiar with Handmade Nation? Here’s the 1o1 version… director and Ambassador of Handmade, Faythe Levine crossed the country to interview hundreds of artisans and crafters to talk about why and what of making things means to them. The resulting film has produced excitement amongst crafters, as it’s a handmade production of its own. Handmade Nation is also available in book form for you bookworms:) Also be sure to visit the official Handmade Nation Website.
Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine, who now curates Gallery Sky High, while working on other creative projects. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.
Faythe captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative artisans.
When this film first came out, I quickly purchased several DVDs and sent them to my fellow crafty friends. I really enjoyed learning about all of the different people out there in the U.S.A. and the different types of crafts they were making a living at. Most importantly, these artisans are passionate about their craft and it is so apparent in their handmade treasures. There was a TON of buzz surrounding this documentary when it launched, everyone from Etsy to Design*Sponge was high fivin’ Faythe for documenting “our” passion.
In honor of Handmade Heritage month here at Oh My Handmade
would like to help make your day a little more “handmade”
How would you like to own your very own copy of the DVD Handmade Nation
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