Sunday, 15 December 2013

Craft on TV

"Making it Handmade" is a documentary about craft in Australia, featuring interviews with Pip Lincolne & Gemma Jones - from the ABC tv website-

**Think craft is for grannies? Think again. Watch Anna Brownfield's documentary Making It Handmade...

A seditious and subversive subculture is gaining momentum in Melbourne. But rather than wielding megaphones and placards, they’re cross-stitching slogans on hurricane wire and constructing plush female genitalia from craft supplies.

Following four local women who’ve taken a seemingly staid past-time and injected it with a youthful, modern aesthetic, filmmaker Anna Brownfield shows a side of craft more closely aligned with punk DIY culture than with Martha Stewart and ‘home sweet home’ tapestries.

“I wanted to show that craft was no longer daggy but had moved into a new era and was being reclaimed by women who had been brought up as feminists."**

Set your recorder - it is on ABC 2 at midnight tonight!

P.S. look what I found at a garage sale last weekend!

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1 comment:

  1. Did they really spell it "past-time"? Good grief! You used to be able to rely on the ABC to know how to spell.

    Still, I will set up the TV to record it. Thanks for the notice!


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