maria and stephanie posted about MADE BY HAND on 3191 for the past two weeks and i’m honored! this week, stephanie shared beautiful photos of two projects she made from the book– coil bowls and rotary printing. maria posted about our amazing photo shoot food last fall at the textile arts center, all made by julia ziegler-haynes. julia is one of my idols… the food she cooks is so good, and she has incredible style too. i couldn’t stop taking photos of our meals that week. you can see a new video of julia here from vice. the book is now for sale in the 3191 shop, and it comes with a little something special, as well as wrapped in stephanie’s dotty hand printed paper. thank you, again, maria, stephanie, and julia!



MADE BY HAND comes out today– hooray! working on a book like this is a long process. two years ago i met with my editors to discuss a new book, and then i began writing in january of 2012. that spring and summer i developed the projects with the contributing artists, and then in august i mailed all of the finished pieces to stephanie and maria, who photographed them so beautifully in their own environments. in october we all got together at the textile arts center in brooklyn to photograph the how-to steps. that week was so jam packed with creative energy and good food, i was sad to see it end. finally, the book was pulled together so nicely by designer brooke reynolds in the spring of this year, and then went to the printer in march. and now it’s in bookstores!

photo above of jaime rugh making the woven placemat project