Handmade Nation in Portland

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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We printed gocco postcards with crafters at the Handmade Nation event!
Faythe speaking to the crowd at Powells in Portland.
A snapshot of the opening of Handmade Nation—Faythe is embroidering the books signature image.
There was a great crowd for the book and film event.
We printed gocco postcards with crafters at the Handmade Nation event!

We printed gocco postcards with crafters at the Handmade Nation event!

Photo: Susan Beal

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!

posted in: book, Portland, handmade nation, faythe levine, film, powells

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Peg_in_virginia writes: Reading Susan Beal's article on Handmade Nation with Fayth Levine in Portland, Oregon, brought back some mighty happy memories! Having lived there from '78 to '96, I spent many happy hours in Powell's; there's nothing like it. When my sojourn on the East Coast is over, my husband and I look forward to returning and reconnecting with our old haunts. In the meantime, I'm happily sewing, knitting, crafting and making music in this lovely little town that's been so good to us!
Posted: 4:38 pm on January 13th
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