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By Hand: Making Communities - Lookbook No. 3 Nashville by Andrea Hungerford

Blueberry Hill

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From small-batch 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.

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.

Projects included:

  • Sewing - Jammers by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - May Day Bouquet Wrap by Andrea Hungerford
  • Cooking - Whiskey Raspberry Jam by Jenn Davis Baldwin
  • Knitting - Camellia Cardigan by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Crackerjack Jersey Top by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Sasanqua Wrap by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Creamsicle Cargo Pouch by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Radnor Lake Cowl by Sloane Rosenthal

Paperback, 88 pages
Published in 2017
Published by Blueberry Hill

Photography by Karen DeWitz

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