A few new Handmades are up here at CRAFT! One is all about fiber artist Riita Ikonen:

From the forests of Eastern Finland to a masters at the Royal College of Art, Riitta Ikonen has crafted a fascinating life for herself. An artist, costume maker, teacher, and lecturer, her photographed work draws attention to small moments with large impact, whether the plight of the tiny House Martin bird as it faces climate change or the misunderstandings that occur as gossip is passed from person to person. Ikonen says her mother “is the master tailor of all times, and my room was also her sewing studio when I was growing up,” so it only made sense to take the literal threads of sewing to create a metaphorical thread connecting what we see and what we know about the world.

Head on over to check out the rest!


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).