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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.
LOOKBOOK NO. 3 FEATURES THE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE MAKERS COMMUNITY
From small-batc,h naturally dyed yarns to whiskey, leather, and the neon vibe of the rich music scene, come explore the artistic southern style of Nashville, Tennessee. By Hand: Making Communities takes you on a sensory journey into Nashville's must-see makers community, introducing you to up-and-coming talents in fiber and fabric. Read about yarn luminaries like Karen Templar of Fringe Association and Camellia Fiber Arts, and fabric designer Anna Maria Horner; take a day trip to a rural Tennessee alpaca farm; and meet a bespoke boot maker, a leather bag designer, and a fabric and leather bookbinder, all of whom seamlessly blend art and function. This third offering in the By Hand series offers knitting and sewing patterns and projects to inspire the maker in you, while also sharing the stories of the creative Nashville folks you'll want to check out online and during your next trip south.