Introducing By Hand Serials - a series of books for those who revel in making, learning, and honoring the talents of others. Andrea's beautiful books take you on virtual journeys thru the fiber and fabric industries in these communities of makers from around the world, as well as introduce you to artists of other mediums who share a philosophy of functional beauty. Each issue of By Hand includes patterns, projects, and tutorials, as well as lovely photography, day trips, culinary discoveries, and essays exalting the unique qualities of the featured city or region.
By Hand Issue #2 transports you thru the natural beauty of Portland and mid-coast Maine! Meet local companies, knitwear designers, organic yarn dyers and weavers, and gain a new understanding about the artists who make up Maine's creative community. You'll meet an author / artist who creates original block prints on organic linen, as well as learn how to hone your sewing skills at retreats hosted by beautiful locations up and down coastal Maine. Enjoy a photographic day trip to a 200 year old farm dedicated to preserving endangered species of fiber animals, and revel in the beauty and diversity of Maine, from the cobblestone streets and bricks of Portland's Old Port district to the rocky, untamed coastlines and waterways. And as with its predecessor, Issue #2 treats you to delicious Maine inspired recipes, lovely new knitting designs, and creative hand-craft projects.