Today is Earth Day, a holiday founded to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. On Earth Day we like to think more than usual about ways we can reduce, re-use, and recycle.
Sustainability is one of the reasons I first became interested in making things by hand. Crafters are always talking about ways to up-cycle and re-purpose. Most of my fabric stash consists of bed sheets and other fabric from thrift stores!
In the spirit of Earth Day and in celebration of making things by hand, we're giving away a copy of the Handmade Nation DVD this week. Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft, and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist + curator Faythe Levine. Faythe traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators, and community members for this film.
Leave a comment below to be entered! We'll pick a winner sometime on Monday from the comments.
Enjoy your weekend! Go outside this Earth Day and enjoy nature – then come back in and sew up something recycled or re-purposed!