'Handmade Nation, the Rise of DIY Art, Craft, and Design' (In America) by Faythe Levine and Courtney Heimerl, gives an insight into how the rise of craft happened for our American cousins.
The book features makers from every state, and holds essays about the never ending debate 'What is Craft?'
'Handmade Nation' is also a film, the premiere of which will be held at the V&A on Saturday 25th July. I will be introducing the film, which is free, but I think it might be wise to book a ticket or get there early. In spotting the similarities and the differences between the British and American craft revolutions, it should help give us a clearer idea of where we are and where we should be heading in our missions to create the new world wall of order with our tools! See you there!