Thursday, December 15, 2011

Under The Mistletoe: Beauty Is In The Crafting Details

A Peruvian artisan proudly displays her embroidered belt made for Annie O.

Pick Up Stitch hand-knit belts by Eleanor DuFault

It is often said that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', and honestly it is also resides in the patient heart and mind of the crafter. I salute all of these artisans and designers for sticking with their craft to make the world a more colorful and uniquely textured place. Whether from a remote mountain top in Bethel, Maine, or the Andean highlands of Peru, there is no denying the satisfaction that comes from seeing your vision come to life. The stories behind these pieces are as inspiring as the end product. That's good (sustainable) value in my opinion.

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