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.
We are 'making communities' even where physical proximity isn’t possible, by sharing our stories and journeys and images with each other.
DEEP WINTER WONDERLAND
If Snow Days are your best days, you'll love cozying up to Special Release No. 2: In the Cabin. Travel through snowy woods, across frozen ponds and discover the secret pleasures of this slow season available now for pre-order in print, and releasing later in February 2021.
We find ourselves often dreaming of a cabin getaway mid-winter. Away from the complexities and complications of everyday life, we can find the time to sleep in, snuggle up to read a book and begin a new project. Relish long weekends with a beautiful new project, or explore the quiet of a world freshly dipped in snow while sledding, skating, or snowshoeing in cozy winter accessories and sweaters.
Through this Special Release, you'll discover a variety of perfect projects for fireside crafting. Discover a new love for flannel in the form of a sewn capelet or puff quilt. Try your hand at counted cross stitch with a sweet cabin scene from Pigeon Coop Studios, or cast on a new knitting project from Anne Hanson, Andrea Hungerford or Hannah Thiessen. Photographer Jenn Bakos shares an inside look at how maple syrup is made, and takes us on a journey of projects and recipes for all things campfire: aromatic firestarters, flame-cooked meals and cast iron make major appearances.