Thursday, 12 March 2009
Have you heard of a fab new indie film called Handmade Nation? I first came across this wonderful piece of crafty film goodness when I was in New York last June (yes, I DO love saying that :) and I blogged about it a bit here. In 2006, Faythe Levine, a filmaker, travelled around the US interviewing more than 50 crafters and made a documentary film on the rise of DIY and the new wave of art, craft and design and Handmade Nation is the end result. I thought living in Australia I might never lay eyes on this indie film delight, but gladly I can say I was wrong. It's here right now in Melbourne! But to see it you have to go to the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show where they're premiering the film at multiple times over multiple days until 15th March. Now, I'm not a sewer, and not all that interested in it either, though I love textiles and salivate instantly over gorgeous textile designs, so when I realised that in order to see Handmade Nation I was going to have to attend the Show I was a little bit hesitant, to say the least. But I've since been convinced that it might be ok because there will be some lovely textile design folk there like Aunty Cookie and I&S. And if you live in Brisbane and Sydney it looks like you're in luck because the Show is going there too and no doubt so will Handmade Nation. But seriously check out the Handmade Nation website as it has really cool things linked to it including this one to their trailer.