Making it Handmade


making-it-handmadeThink craft is for grannies? Think again. 

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.” – filmmaker Anna Brownfield

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2010
ABC2, Australia, 2011
Down Under Film Festival Berlin, 2011
Festival of Unpopular Culture, Perth, Australia, 2011
Soul Highway, Western Australia, 2011

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