If you haven't heard about it yet, HN is the brainchild of Faythe Levine of Art vs. Craft fame, who traveled over 19,000 miles to interview 80 artists in their habitat: craft fairs, studios, galleries, & boutiques. Some of the biggest names are featured from crafting traditions as diverse as embroidery, print-making, knit-tagging, & lampwork.
What did I think of the movie? I adored it! What better way to get inspired & motivated to make shit than to see others talking about their adventures in the DIY world. Highlights for me were the braille embroidery work being done by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching; Whitney Lee's Soft Porn, a latch-hook rug of a Playboy reclining nude; and the cowgirl clothes adorned with embroidered ASL alphabets (sorry, couldn't track down the artist's name). Only thing I think it lacked was YARN!!
Watch the trailer, then get in your car & find the nearest screening. See if Handmade Nation is comin' to your town by checking out their blog for details.