Handmade Nation

The indie craft movement is coming to a big screen near you with Faythe Levine’s new documentary and book, Handmade Nation!

Faith traveled to 15 cities and interviewed 80 crafters to gather material for the project. The movie includes an interview with Callie about the roots of the Church of Craft, and the book contains an essay along the same lines.

You can check the Handmade Nation website to find screenings of the movie in your area, and get some background by checking out Faythe’s blog.

Here’s the trailer:


  1. Posted April 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I find the word ‘crafter’ really demeaning. Where does it come from and what exactly does it mean? What makes a ‘crafter’ different from an artisan. To me it doesn’t have any of the implications of craftsmanship and skill that are contained in the word ‘artisan’. It seems to imply that someone is just fooling around – not taking the work seriously …

  2. Posted February 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Kansas City is the closest chapter to me. I’m in Oklahoma City. I meet in a quilting circle of ladies but, I don’t know if we would each have to individually register or could register corporately.

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