Making A Life: Working By Hand And Discovering The Life You Are Meant To Live

October 29, 2019|
Making A Life: Working By Hand And Discovering The Life You Are Meant To Live by Melanie Falick
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and We...
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Title:Making A Life: Working By Hand And Discovering The Life You Are Meant To Live
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:320 pages, 11 X 8 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 11 X 8 X 1 in
Published:October 29, 2019
Publisher:Artisan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781579657444

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