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last night’s gathering of DIY folks & screening of handmade nation was super fantastic.  I have to admit to having spent at least an hour this morning trolling the websites of the amazing artists that were showcased in the film.
Check out these fine folks:
Buy Olympia:  a couple of cool start-up cats spreading the word and selling the goods
Jenny Hart:  embroidery like you have never seen before…. *shhh…think i’m going to try this next….*
Mandy Greer: fibre art fantasticness
The *most* exciting part is knowing that in seven short days i will actually get to take in 200 of these amazing people at my very first (and san fran’s 2nd annual) renegade craft fair (see previous post).  it is seriously, the best birthday gift ev-ah.
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handmade nation

handmade nation

listen up vancouverites:  handmade nation is coming to town! check out the western canada premier of this fantastic, and often sold out film thursday july 9th @ the rio on broadway. seriously peeps, this is an event not to be missed.  a craftivist convergence.

the doc tells the stories of a whole bunch of cool cats, including houston’s clandestine crew, knitta.  heart. them.

assuming my words may not be enough for you, check out this plug:

“Tagged as the ‘Ambassador of Handmade,’  Faythe Levine has traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) ethos.” –Raincoast Books.

get your tix now.  did i mention the 14-artist craft showcase?  and if you bring your own DIY treasure photobooth will snap your pic and post it on flickr. i mean really.  so good.

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georgia viaduct

georgia viaduct

i love my city. it’s big and busy and noisy and growing like gangbusters (even in the midst of what is apparently a global recession).  these factors don’t lend themselves well to a lot of things that are important to me – like affordable places to live for everyone – but they have certainly played a role in the growth of the arts and culture scene.

as a pretty peripheral scene-type gal myself, my total go-to source is definitely Chalked Up.  the mag is fab for music, arts, food, and general indie anything.  it also act as a great aggregator of a bunch of other cool sites and even has an interactive venue guide of the city.  what else do you need to kick off another incredible west coast weekend?

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