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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Value of Handwork

On this rainy Wednesday morning, the act of contemplation (in this case, about fiber arts) seems fitting. In this short video, Renate Hiller articulates what I have always felt, but have never been able to explain in such a profound and eloquent way. Hiller expounds upon handwork - knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, handsewing - and discusses why it is affirming, why it has value and how it gives meaning, purpose and satisfaction to our lives. Enjoy...

1 comment:

  1. im unable to watch the video for some reason. hmmmm?