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By Hand: Making Communities - Lookbook No. 9: Nova Scotia by Andrea Hungerford

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LOOKBOOK NO. 9 FEATURES NOVA SCOTIA MAKERS COMMUNITY

The ninth issue explores Nova Scotia, province off of the Atlantic coast of Canada.  Explore the urban center of Halifax, then travel to the wineries and family farms of the Annapolis Valley, hike the wild trails of Cape Breton Island, and marvel at the stunningly beautiful seascapes and historic villages of the South Shore.

By Hand No. 9 includes an in depth exploration of TapRoot Fibre and linen production, excerpts about Nova Scotia’s history and the tradition of rug hooking, as well as the tradition of art / pictoral quilts of Karen Henry and Kingross Quilts & Fibre Arts.  Get behind-the-scenes look at 3 yarn companies: Handmaiden, Fleece Artist, and Mineville Wool Project...all from the Dempsey family of dyers.  Meet the sheep and llamas of Gaspereau Valley Fibres and the quaint yarn store, too.  See artists like Sea Glass Designs (jewelry making) and Heidi Wulfraat of WoolWorks Studio (rug hooking).  Enjoy tours of local shops like The Mariner's Daughter (yarn) & Patch Halifax (fabrics) and view the island scenery of Cape Breton Island, White Point and the Cabot Trail, all showcasing a province of great variety, overwhelming beauty & friendly locals.

Lookbook No. 9 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 - Wide Wale Whales by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - Cabot Dress by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Lundenberg Cardian by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Mahone Bay Pullover by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Sea Glass by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Morning Mist by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Just Peachy by Andrea Hungerford
  • Cooking - Pickling by Rhiannon LaFey

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, 104 pages

Published in 2019
Published by Blueberry Hill

Photography by Karen DeWitz, Anna Harris & Alia Cohn



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