Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design (2008) by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl
As the DIY craft movement has gained prominence and spread across the USA in recent years, Faythe Levine has been Milwaukee's key player. Locally, she initiated and runs the twice-annual Art vs. Craft Fair and co-owns Paper Boat Boutique. Nationally, she has been documenting the output and efforts of the indie craft community at large.
With Handmade Nation (which parallels a documentary film of the same name that will be released next year), Levine and Heimerl shine a light on things with a handful of insightful essays, a bevy of great photos and profiles on 24 individual knitters, stitchers, printers and fabricators. Check catalog for availability.
- submitted by Tom @ MPL Central