I am an independent writer, editor, and creative director—and a lifelong maker. I am the author, mostly recently, of Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live. I am the former publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the current creative director and editor of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides.
My goal is to inspire as many people as I can to recognize and participate in making by hand as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental wellness. I truly believe that we can change the world for the better by sharing what we know about making by hand.
Making a Life: The Conversation is an online event series that I developed to further explore the themes of my book Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live. For each conversation, I invited one or more inspiring creatives to discuss the value and meaning of making by hand in the 21st century. You can listen to all of the conversations by clicking on their boxes below.
I am currently working on a new book, tentatively titled The Maker's Way.