Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Handmade Nation film night

Last night some of the stall holders from the Handmade Nation event I'm helping to organise got together to watch the film Handmade Nation as I don't think we will get time to watch it on the day.

It was great to watch it with a selection of crafty types, as everyone seemed really inspired at the end and we all seems to like different parts. I would certainly recommend watching it if your into craft and if your near Nottingham on the 20th March come along to our event at The Broadway.

Although it was inspiring and really exciting to hear about the very vibrant craft scene in America. I did come away feeling a bit... erm not really sure how to describe it, apart from 'ness' (sort of means low). I think it just made me think about how much I still need to develop, learn and improve in my own work and how that the craft scene in England has some exciting development ahead of it.

I think my mood really represents how I'm feeling at the moment rather than anything bigger. As actually if I think about how things have developed over the last couple of years, both in my own work and craft in general things have improved so much and its actually really exciting times. So I don't think I really have any reason to feel negative and I just need to find some energy to be excited and some time to be creative.


  1. I would really like to see the film. Interesting perspective on craft scene in England vs. America. Seeing as I follow several awesome crafters that are based in England, it seems to me the movement is just as vibrant across the Atlantic...

  2. Jess - your compleley right, we have some wonderfuland talented makers in the UK. I think what I was trying to say was that the craft scence is still in the growth stages here, but its getting better all the time, with more craft groups, independant shops and craft fairs being set up all the time, but we still have a bit of a way to go, but its come along way even in the last couple of years.

  3. hi helen, glad you enjoyed the film. I'm thinking i need to see it too, and I just wanted to say that you really should believe in your work, it's fab, so no more 'ness' my dear, you will do well x