Indie Craft making the rounds

I’m actively preparing for a talk I’m giving in October at the Midwest Pop Culture Association/American Culture Associaton entitled “Modern Craft and its Homespun Revolution.”  It’s a presentation based on a research project I did this past semester on the indie craft movement, specifically the cultural and social components, although I did dabble in marketing, technology, and history as it’s all so intertwined. 

Anyway, I’ve been refreshing on what’s happening in the craft world lately as part of my prep, and I’ve been enjoying a blog on the development of a documentary on the subject which you can find at  As such a doc fan, and would-be producer myself (as time goes on and I get more skilled on my new camera and my editing software), I think this craft doc has the potential to be quite good.

I’ll also note that tomorrow night in Minneapolis there’s the event sponsored by local craft store Crafty Planet, called A Stitch In Time Saves Craft Sale, which benefits some of the families effected by the I-35W bridge collapse. It’s at Grumpy’s Downtown from 6-10. Not sure if I’ll make it, but it sounds like a solid activity for a good cause.

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