07 AM | 02 Oct

Making it Handmade: The Documentary #craft #feminism #sex #geekgirl

Think craft is for grannies? Think again.

making it handmade

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.” – filmmaker Anna Brownfield

Starring: Pip Lincolne, Gemma Jones, Faythe Levine, Rayna Fahey, Casey Jenkins and the awesome Melbourne craft community

Anna Brownfield is a Melbourne based independent filmmaker who makes films about sex and craft.

For Sydney folk Mu-Meson Archives will screen Making it Handmade, Oct 2nd, 2010. Mu-Meson Archives at Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St Annandale (Sydney) at the end of King Furniture building up the steel staircase. Phone 02 9517-2010

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