Sunday, September 20, 2009

Handmade Nation Screening

In coordination with the Plush You! Show we are excited to host a screening of Handmade Nation here in Seattle!

October 10 & 11
1:00 & 4:00 PM
After the 1 screenings there will be a panel discussion of local crafters as well as the director

Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
Purchase tickets at:

Andrea Porter, owner of Bluebottle Art Gallery, is featured in this film about the rise of the DIY art, craft and design movement! I will get to see if I made a fool of myself right along with everyone else! Also I will be a speaker on the panel on Sunday at the 1:00 showing.

First-time filmmaker Faythe Levine takes crafting seriously. So do the 80-some people she interviews in her well-crafted (pun intended) documentary about the growing art community that coheres around a belief in DIY skill and resourceful creativity. Many members of the indie crafting community spent their childhoods at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Levine journeyed 19,000 miles around the country to discover what these crafters are up to today: selling mittens as band merchandise, knitting sweaters around street signs and networking with each other online, in stores and at craft fairs. This is a compelling look at the exuberant world of contemporary crafting.

Check out the a preview.....

1 comment:

karim said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Karim - Positive thinking