handmade nation.

January 14, 2010
have you seen the documentary film handmade nation? it’s playing in providence on friday and i’m thrilled to get the chance to see it. i spent the afternoon with filmmaker faythe levine and artist merrilee challiss and am feeling so grateful for having gotten the chance to spend time with such thoughtful, creative women.
faythe is curating a show with work by merrilee and margaret oomen at craftland in providence, opening tomorrow. if you live nearby, come check it out!
{if you haven’t bought your tickets for the film yet, you can find them here. not in providence? check out the film’s blog to find other places where it’s showing}.

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  • Reply sonya audrey January 14, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Boo, not near me! Looks amazing though! šŸ™‚ Hopefully it will come out on DVD so I can catch it. The book has been on me to-get list. šŸ™‚

  • Reply olivia rae January 14, 2010 at 3:18 am

    wow that sounds amazing! i wish it was coming to charelston! so happy there are such incredbile people in the world! xoxo

  • Reply Erin January 14, 2010 at 3:36 am

    sonya and olivia, you can get the dvd here: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=handmade-nation-dvd


  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse January 14, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I find the rise in interest in the handmade fascinating. Personally, I learned so much of this stuff as a kid. My father's mother was very gifted, she shared much of what she knew with my mother, and they both shared with me. Then at some point I started finding it all demeaning and anti-feminist in some way. It's sad, really. In the last several years I've been revisiting so much of what I learned as a girl and loving it again plus learning a number of new skills. I'm happy I made my way back around. Full circle…

  • Reply Callie Grayson January 14, 2010 at 3:40 am

    let us know how it is!
    Have a great time


  • Reply annette January 14, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Darn, it looks like they've already done a showing in my area. I, myself have recently gotten into the homemade, crafting craze! I'd love to hear what you think of it. Maybe I'll consider getting the DVD. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Rebecca January 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    wow…this looks like an amazing film…on my way to their blog…

  • Reply Julia January 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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