The Rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design
Today’s crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead, the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media.
In 2006, Faythe Levine traveled the country, putting 19,000 miles under her belt and visiting 15 cities to document the new wave of craft in the USA. Faythe has encapsulated this particular chapter in craft history with the documentary Handmade Nation, and an accompanying book of the same name.
With the popularity of Got Craft?, Portobello West and Etsy, it’s no surprise that craft culture is huge in Vancouver.
Handmade Nation will include a craft showcase featuring 14 local handmade artists. Photobooth Vancouver will be set up for guests to ‘show us your DIY’ and take pictures with their handmade items. Faythe Levine will also be on-hand to introduce the film and hold a Q&A session after the screening. Tickets are $20.00 in advance. The first 100 tickets sold receive a FREE swag bag. There's also a chance to WIN 2 tickets to the screening by visiting Poppytalk.