We at Etsy are very excited about Faythe Levine’s forthcoming documentary, Handmade Nation; so excited, in fact, that we want to share the clips as they become available! (Such as the amazing stop motion opening sequence shown above.)
Not familiar with Handmade Nation? Here’s the gist: director Faythe Levine crossed the country to interview hundreds of artisans and crafters to talk about why and what of making things means to them. The resulting film has produced excitement amongst crafters, as it’s a handmade production of its own.
Living in Seattle during the punk DIY music scene in the early nineties, Faythe Levine was fully enthralled by the do-it-yourself ethos. Self-publish, produce, reuse, collaborate, indie labels, zines, communal living, art collectives: she’s done it all. In 2003 she looked around and saw a powerful and inspiring movement happening within the craft scene. A “new wave” as she calls it, was emerging with energy and inspiration fueled by a desire to embolden communities of makers and reinvent traditional models of crafting.
Check out the trailer for the documentary below! Very inspiring…
For more posts on Faythe Levine and Handmade Nation, check out our previous coverage.