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By Hand: Making Communities - Lookbook No. 15: Rhode Island

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Take an intimate trip to Rhode Island. The smallest state in the nation might be often overlooked, but there are many makers here, ready to be discovered! Explore scenery such as  ivy covered brick and rugged coastlines, sprawling mansions set against crashing waves and stormy skies. Discover that Rhode Island has more to offer than relics of the past — the Ocean State has a vibrant, bubbling culture of creatives!  And, of course, take a tour of Katrinkles, our favorite laser engraver!

By Hand Serial Lookbook #15 includes eight projects and a recipe to inspire and excite you. In addition to four projects created by Andrea for this issue, we're featuring knitting patterns from Noriko Ho & Cassie Munksgard, our first-ever Tunisian crochet pattern from Toni Lipsey, and an incredibly versatile debut sewing pattern from Vivian Shao Chen!

By Hand Serial Lookbook #15 showcases a cohesive set of patterns and projects, including two sewing projects, a woven rug, a Tunisian Crochet Shawl, & 4 knitting projects.

Learn more about these makers in this issue, their use of materials and process, and the influences of values, hard work, handcraft, and artistry:

  • Dahlia Shed - flower arrangements
  • Humble Linens - textiles & weaving
  • Katrinkles - laser etched tools & notions. Click to see in-stock items!
  • Kenyarn - yarn dyehouse
  • North Light Fibers - fiber studio & micro mill
  • Soulita Soap - Skincare

The patterns and projects in By Hand Serial Lookbook #15 are the perfect opportunity to stretch your wings a little and try your hand at something new. All of the projects are both beautiful and functional.

  • Sewing - Sea Glass Window Hanging by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - Terra Dress by Vivian Shao Chen
  • Tunisian Crochet - Block Island Wrap by Toni Lipsey & TL Yarn Crafts
  • Knitting - Blue Hour by Noriko Ho
  • Knitting - Echelon by Cassie Munksgard
  • Knitting -  Flora by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Seascape by Andrea Hungerford
  • Weaving - Beach House Woven Jute Mat by Andrea Hungerford
  • Recipe - Coffee Milk

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, 91 pages

Published in 2021
Published by Blueberry Hill

Photography by Jenn Bakos 

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