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By Hand No 13: NorCal

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This By Hand discovers the coast along Oregon and Northern California, many California state parks, and the redwood forest. San Francisco's delights are featured with candy-colored neighborhoods, hidden mosaic stairways, and quiet foggy mornings. Explore the farmer's markets and fiber shops in the Bay Area and Berkeley, California, as well as the spectacular vineyards, olive groves & sunflowers of Napa Valley. This Lookbook features a tea shop, a candle maker, a skincare company & natural dyeing. 

Lookbook No. 13 showcases the widest offering of patterns and projects yet, including four different sewing projects: two apparel pieces, a waxed canvas lunch tote project bag and a makers apron. 

Learn more about these makers, their use of materials and process, and the influences of values, hard work, handcraft, and artistry:

  • Black Rock Ranch - Olives, Sheep, crops, sustainability
  • Avenue Yarns
  • Black Squirrel Yarns
  • Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep Yarns & Fibers
  • Fiber Circle Studio
  • Heath Ceramics
  • Imagiknit - knitting store
  • Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits
  • Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm
  • Megan Bre Camp of Summer Solace Tallow
  • Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed
  • Stonemountain & Daughter -  fabric

The patterns and projects in Lookbook No. 13 are the perfect opportunity to stretch your wings a little and try your hand at something new. All of the projects are both beautiful and functional.

  • Painting - Plein Air Painting by Andrea Hungerford
  • Ceramics - Knot Candle Holders by Hannah Theissen
  • Sewing - Damson Waxed Canvas Project Bag by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - Sonoma Overalls by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - Makers Waxed Canvas Apron by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sewing - Mendocino Dress by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Astrantia by Andrea Hungerford
  • Knitting - Golden Poppy by Noriko Ho
  • Knitting - Navigate Socks by Marceline Smith
  • Knitting - Tamalpais by Julie Weisenberger
  • Recipe - Lemon Twist Olive Oil Cake by Isabella Cohn

By Hand is a serial produced by Andrea Hungerford three times per year that explores locations around the country that have developed their own unique "maker communities" where people who love to make, love to learn to make, and love to support makers have found a common sense of purpose.

Each of these geographic "clusters" has its own unique characteristics, and those characteristics influence the artists who live and work there. Each issue of By Hand is a place-based celebration of these communities of makers, focused primarily on the fiber and fabric industry, as well as highlighting artists in other media who share the same philosophy as fiber and fabric artists of functional beauty. Additionally each issue includes patterns, projects, photo essays, day trips, foodie excursions, and other write-ups of aspects unique to the featured city or region.

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