Monday, September 24, 2007

This last week went by in a blur......
I want to tell you all about our trip to Chicago Renegade and the trip to NY but only have time to post the links to the photo albums right now.
Postcard Machine!!

Check them out and see all the amazing stuff we've been up to HERE & HERE!

In New York we did interviews with
Interview with Sabrina Gschwandtner
Sabrina of KnitKnit and
Callie Janoff
Callie of the Church of Craft
Micaela & Andrew
as well as the new Editor in Chief of American Craft Magazine!


Tell us what you think & more news to come soon, cross my heart!

Faythe Levine

P.S. Keep those Crafty Tattoos Coming!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hey, I am waiting to upload 200 stills from when we shot at Renegade Craft Fair last weekend because my camera batter got sucked into some blackhole, then we had to jump on a plane to New York for the re-launch party of American Craft Magazine. So here I am in NY and we are about to be on our way to SoHo to do an interview Andrew Wagner the new Editor in Cheif of American Craft- hopefully this weekend I'll have time to upload all the Chicago picutres and now the NY pictures as well. Yesterday we did a great interview with Sabrina of KnitKnit Magazine (now book) and Callie of The Church of Craft.

More soon including big news about the Handmade Nation Book! Gotta go catch the Subway-


Monday, September 10, 2007

Handmade Nation gets attention on ETSY's Storque!

-----------> NEW YORK peeps go to this (I wish I could!!)

New Clip!!

A bit of the footage from our previous one and a lot of new faces including peeps from: Poketo, Needles & Pens, Little Otsu, Jenny Hart, Reform School and more! We are still chugging along with editing with our original goal of having a 2008 release still a good possibility. Please feel free to re-post the clip on your blogs, myspace, etc.---------->

In other news:
  • Micaela and I will be doing some follow-up shooting this weekend in Chicago at the Renegade Craft Fair.
  • We will also be out in New York for the re-launch of American Craft Magazine next week as well as shooting at the ETSY Labs!
  • I will be making the trip to Austin in November for Stitch.
  • There will be screening a clip of the film previous to the fashion show here in Milwaukee at Art vs. Craft.
  • Cortney and I are still working on the details of our book deal with Princeton Architectural Press (which will be a companion book to the documentary!!).
  • Our ETSY shop still is our main source of income for the film, if you haven't checked out our most recent donations and T-shirts still on sale for $13 please do.
Otherwise, be in touch and we will let you know as soon as there is more news to share!

Faythe Levine

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wanted: Crafty Tattoo photos!

Handmade Nation is seeking photos of crafty themed tattoos for possible use in the end credits in the documentary, This is still just an idea and all you need to do is to take a new photo in the daylight that shows off your crafty-fantastic tattoo work.

We DO NOT have release forms at this time since we are exploring if there will be any interest from the community. When you send your image we will contact you before using it in the film (we will need a release before doing so).

Please submit the following along with you 300dpi jpg of your crafty tattoo:
*We will not give out your email of phone number this information is so we can contact you if we move forward with the idea and get a signed release.

  1. Your Name:
  2. Your email:
  3. Your website: “leave this blank if you do not want us to share this information on flickr*”
  4. Your phone number:
YES- you can submit more than one photo

*By submitting a photo you are however giving us the right to post it on our flickr page, and we will credit you!

email all the information to
with the subject “Crafty Tattoo”

Don’t hesitate to email with any questions.

Faythe Levine