Handmade Nation in Portlandcomments (1) January 12th, 2009
Filmmaker and Handmade Nation author Faythe Levine (who has also been blogging for CraftStylish recently) brought her book and film to Powell's Books in Portland this weekend! Tons of crafters came out to hear her speak and see a 20-minute preview of her film, which will have a full-length premiere later this year.
Faythe described how she got started making things, her travels documenting the craft community, and how her labor of love has also become a book, Handmade Nation. After the film clip, Kate Bingaman-Burt and I also showed people how to gocco-print their own souvenir postcards from the original designs she created for the book, which was a lot of fun. It was a packed house and Faythe mentioned that it was her largest turnout so far!
Stay tuned to Faythe's blog for more information on the film screenings in cities around the country and around the world—so exciting!