Handmade Nation

This just in from Faythe out in Milwaukee. Keep up the good work- we can’t wait to see the final results!

Happy New Year everyone!

Just wanted to give you all an update with what is happening with the documentary and the book. I’ve attached a “formal” press kit for those of you interested in reading it over, but the gist of it all is that we are slowly moving forward!

The book is currently it it’s second round of edits, soon to be sent to the designer at Princeton Architectural Press. It came together so well and reads fantastically from front to back!

Because the book is now complete, the documentary is now back to first priority. We have a group of musicians who work under the name Noisola that are currently working on music just for us! Our schedule for this year is all about getting a cut ready for a festival release in early 2009.

Other good news is that I was the recipient of the Mary L. Nohl fellowship for emerging artists, which has been a great help financially, but we are still raising money to help with production cost. This week on Etsy.com, Handmade Nation will be the featured buyer and we hope that this will boost our fundraising sales. This will also be the premier of our new “Craft Tree” T’s & Totes designed by Lara Cameron which have only been available at craft fairs until now.

2008 is going to be a great year, bringing the second Craft Congress in San Francisco, many amazing shows around the country, the release of our book as well as many other anticipated books from community members including Susan Beal, Jenny Ryan, Jennifer Perkins and Betsy Greer to name a few, and of course the completion of the documentary!

I hope this finds you all well and hope to hear from you soon, please keep me updated with events, news and random fun facts about what is going on with you and in your city.