Image: © Rinne Allen, from Making a Life by Melanie Falick (Artisan)
This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with independent writer, editor, creative consultant and lifelong maker, Melanie Falick. Her newest book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, was released by Artisan in Fall 2019.
Watch the video HERE.
Melanie is also the host of Making a Life: The Conversation, a new online series. She is the former publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, where she spearheaded books by many of the DIY world’s most esteemed authors, including Natalie Chanin, Kaffe Fassett, Lena Corwin, and Kristine Vejar. She is also the creative director and editor of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides. Her goal is to inspire as many people as she can to recognize and participate in making by hand as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental wellness. She believes that as makers we can change the world for the better by sharing what we know about making by hand and making the ordinary extraordinary.
Join us this week, November 6th, 9am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with fiber artist and rancher, Lani Estill. Lani Estill and her family own and operate Bare Ranch, a vertically integrated diversified livestock operation producing cattle, sheep, alfalfa and grass hay. The ranch is in Northeastern California and Northwest Nevada. They practice regenerative agriculture and with the help of partners like Fibershed and Carbon Cycle Institute are now operating under a Carbon Farm Plan. Lani is also the founder of Lani’s Lana ~ Fine Rambouillet Wool, a commercial wool business and small yarn line.
If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability and Social Media Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori. We even have our own original Zoom song. It’s true!