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DIY Documentary 'Handmade Nation' Chronicles the Indie Crafts Movementnew

Several years ago, Faythe Levine set out to document the world of DIY art, craft and design. This deeply personal quest led to the creation of a just-released feature documentary called Handmade Nation and a popular companion book of the same name.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  09-01-2009  |  Reviews

Take a Seat: How the Adirondack Chair Became a Classicnew

What started as a regional, functional craft is now mass-produced in countries thousands of miles from the Adirondacks and bought by people who couldn't locate the majestic park on a map. But this emblem of rural industry still means something to the people whose lifestyles inspired the chair more than 100 years ago.
Seven Days  |  Lauren Ober  |  07-31-2009  |  Recreation

Inside Western North Carolina's (Re)burgeoning Woodworking Scenenew

After WNC's mass-production furniture industry has all but faded, artisans and crafts peopled are reviving the area's tradition with handmade, gallery-quality one-of-a-kind furnishings.
Mountain Xpress  |  Alli Marshall  |  12-23-2008  |  Culture

The Local (and Profitable) Face of Etsy.comnew

The online crafter site provides a viable option for local D.I.Y. types to sell their unique products.
Mountain Xpress  |  Alli Marshall  |  12-19-2008  |  Shopping

A New Generation Redefines Craftwork on its Own DIY Termsnew

While old-school craftwork was forged by economic necessity and practicality as much as creativity, today's craft movement is both artsier and slipperier. It carries echoes of both '70s macrame power and '90s grrl power. It has a fierce anti-consumerist message, yet it's based on making and buying things.
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman  |  05-08-2008  |  Culture

Amy Millan Goes Solo

Amy Millan, the elfish voice behind Stars and collaborator with Broken Social Scene, worked for three years on her debut solo album -- surprisingly, Honey From the Tombs is the furthest thing from indie rock.
Austin Chronicle  |  Darcie Stevens  |  10-07-2006  |  Reviews

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