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.
LOOKBOOK NO. 2 FEATURES THE PORTLAND & MID-COAST, MAINE MAKERS COMMUNITY
The second issue of By Hand takes you on a virtual tour of the natural beauty of Portland and mid-coast Maine! Meet local companies, knitwear designers, organic yarn dyers and weavers, and an amazing local yarn store. Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects. Learn about some of the artists who make up Maine's creative community, including an author and an artist who creates original block prints on organic linen. Explore opportunities to hone your sewing skills at retreats hosted by beautiful locales all along coastal Maine. Take a photographic day trip to a 200 year old farm dedicated toward the preservation of endangered species of fiber animals, and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Maine, from the cobblestone streets and bricks of Portland's Old Port district to the rocky, untamed coastlines and waterways. Welcome!