social history of craft

Australian roast and Mayonnaise

November 28, 2009

I love old recipes and making things that people of previous generations make. When I make one, I feel connected to the past and the people that have gone before. I feel that, even thou I might not have known them personally, or know their name, in a way making their recipes ensures that they […]

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Crafty Library continuations

June 22, 2009

Firstly, I’m one artist’s story from finishing Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl which is really interesting. It’s got essays in the middle of it’s interviews by people like Andrew Wagner, the senior editor of American Craft magazine and Garth Johnson, who runs Extreme Craft and is a favourite of mine. Betsy Greer […]

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OOooooo… I hate it when that happens

May 21, 2009

It was bound to happen eventually. It always does. But that doesn’t stop me every time wishing that it didn’t. No Idle Hands finished. I hate when good books do that. I remember in high school having a favourite series of 3 books by David(cough)gemmel. The Diamond Throne series. When he bought out the second […]

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Much goodness!

April 27, 2009

I realised that I didn’t share with you the finished pictures of the Dragon Family! So here they are in my studio before delivery Of course, there was a dragon costume for the biggest one, but since it wasn’t my work I figured I wouldn’t photograph it for posterity. Here is the Mid Dragon on […]

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How wonderful are books?

April 19, 2009

I love books. They’re so wonderfully inspiring, you know, when you find the right ones and all, but I’ve lucked in recently and I wanted to share them with you. It all started the other day when I was in an antique store, and found the History of knitting (also known as Sacred History of […]

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