By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric "making communities" around the country.
Each serial features photo journals and interviews with both up-and-coming and well-known yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers who share the same philosophy and aesthetic of hand crafting functional forms to share and connect with others in the community. Projects and patterns are also included, as well as an opportunity to share what is beautiful and unique about each locale.
By Hand Serial Lookbook #14 Hudson Valley includes almost a dozen inspiring projects for you to make at home. Embroider a delftwork-inspired lampshade, try your hand at a new accessory with Rose Pearlman’s punch needle clutch, or stitch a simple quilt with vivid, indigo blues designed by Salt + Still. This book also contains a new sewn garment pattern from Andrea Hungerford: the Hudson, an A-Line swing coat that is approachable and stylish for sewists of all levels.
Lookbook #14 includes a collection of new knitting patterns, as well. Sloane Rosenthal has created a scholarly, cabled sweater in heathery dark tones, and cables take new, botanical shapes in an elegant crescent shawl, designed by Katerina Rieckel. A chic, vintage-inspired cable top by Andrea Hungerford adds a bit of casual flair, while Hannah Thiessen’s chunky, large-scale scarf is a dramatic statement piece.