By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric "making communities" around the country.
Each serial will feature photo journals and interviews with both up-and-coming and well-known yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers who share the same philosophy and aesthetic of hand crafting functional forms to share and connect with others in the community. Projects, patterns, classes, and opportunities to purchase the artists’ work will also be included, as well as an opportunity to share what is beautiful and unique about each locale.
the portland and mid-coast maine makers' community
Our second issue takes you on a virtual tour of the natural beauty of Portland and mid-coast Maine! Meet local companies, knitwear designers, organic yarn dyers and weavers, and an amazing local yarn store. Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects. Learn about some of the artists who make up Maine's creative community, including an author and an artist who creates original block prints on organic linen. Explore opportunities to hone your sewing skills at retreats hosted by beautiful locales all along coastal Maine. Take a photographic day trip to a 200 year old farm dedicated toward the preservation of endangered species of fiber animals, and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Maine, from the cobblestone streets and bricks of Portland's Old Port district to the rocky, untamed coastlines and waterways. Welcome!
AUTHOR AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ANDREA HUNGERFORD
PHOTOGRAPHER: KAREN DEWITZ