Portland

Hi from Portland!

Hey everyone – the Church of Craft in Portland, OR is on an extended hiatus right now. But there’s lots of crafty things to do here. While we’re on break, try DIYAlert.com, Portland’s own website about all things crafty going on around town.

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:

Purl Jam: COC in Portland Trib

The fuzzy yarn is flying on Craft Night at Nocturnal on East Burnside Street.- “Most of the people who work here are either artists or musicians,” says the nightclub’s Seann McKeel. “On Wednesdays it was slow down here, so the cook would be cutting patterns, and the bartender knitting at the bar, and I was like, ‘What is this, Craft Night?’

This great article appeared in the Portland Tribune on December 2, 2003. Read it all by following the link to: Purl jam