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By Hand: Making Communities - Lookbook No. 1: Portland, Oregon by Andrea Hungerford

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The first issue of By Hand explores Portland's creative community, including local yarn companies, dyers, & designers.  Get behind-the-scenes look at 3 internationally known yarn companies, Woolfolk, Shibui Knits, & Brooklyn Tweed and one famous yarn store: Knit Purl.  Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects. Meet the artists who make up Portland's creative community, including a Anna Henrick of Sweetheart St. Jons (pastry chef), Amy Lee Serradell of Canon Hand Dyes & Sarah Kurth of Bumblebirch Yarn (dyer), Tess Darrow & Kara Yanagawa of Eggpress Design & Letterpress, Anna Joyce (fabric dyer & designer) and JaMpdx Ceramics. Also enjoy an in depth exploration of Timberline Lodge.

Lookbook No. 1 also includes the following projects and patterns that feature our makers' materials and sources of inspiration.  Click any link to go directly to the kit!  After all, every knitting book should come with yarn.  (Coming Soon!)

  • Sewing - Sunlight Florals Quilted Tote by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Personal Bias Cowl by Meghan C. Radick
  • Knitting - Shitaake Cowl by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Seedy Situation Mitts by Jenn Gauer
  • Knitting - Shibui Knits Dune & Pebble Swatches
  • Cooking - Roasted Red Tomato Sauce by Shelley Gridley

By Hand is a serial produced by Andrea Hungerford three times per year that explores locations around the country that have developed their own unique "maker communities" where people who love to make, love to learn to make, and love to support makers have found a common sense of purpose.

Each of these geographic "clusters" has its own unique characteristics, and those characteristics influence the artists who live and work there. Each issue of By Hand is a place-based celebration of these communities of makers, focused primarily on the fiber and fabric industry, as well as highlighting artists in other media who share the same philosophy as fiber and fabric artists of functional beauty. Additionally each issue includes patterns, projects, photo essays, day trips, foodie excursions, and other write-ups of aspects unique to the featured city or region.

Paperback, 68 pages

Published in 2016
Published by Blueberry Hill

Photography by Karen DeWitz

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