Sunday, May 13, 2012

On the State of American Craft

I managed to catch the latest installment of Craft In America - I missed the first 7 installments, so I'm a little behind the curve. Nevertheless, the current hour deals with quilters and weavers in several different contexts.

While I neither quilt nor weave, I loved and respected the art each of these crafters created and continue to create. This is definitely a glimpse into mindful, slow, deliberate, and in all cases, collaborative crafting. It also prominently displays four unique, singular visions. That's what is great about art - individuality within collaboration and community.

You can view the previous 7 installments here. Check your local PBS station to see if a repeat of last week's Craft in America installment may be available - it's absolutely worth your while to watch.


  1. I didn't even know about it, but then I don't watch TV, LOL. I like that the previous episodes are online. I might watch the quilting one when they add it, since I used to quilt.

    1. I'd definitely watch it, since there's a lot of painting and painting techniques involved with the quilts that even if you don't quilt, you'll find fascinating.

      But Melisa, weren't you the one who used to fight with your husband for control of the remote? :)

  2. I love your decorative dress form!