Craft & Design

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.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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