Check out the New Dream Blog... an insightful look at handwork and our current society.
We’ve come to think of the homemade and handmade as having some kind of
mystique: as if only our grandmothers or a special class of craftsy people can
mend a hem or can some jam. Our hands have an inferiority complex. In reality,
there is no exclusive society that allows in only the dextrous: those of us who
are rather clumsy can still knead dough, top-and-tail beans, and weed a
Whole post here
I believe that the basic instinct of our lives is to get in touch with those things that matter to us, some of us are connected by smells-sights-sounds- others are connected by touch. I could never let go of printed books for the tactile nature, nor could i give up my quilts.Speaking of Handiwork, a few pictures of the Class I just did at Scrappingville in Kuala Lumpur.
Nilla sewing away!
More pictures here