Making something out of nothing.
I am Jenne, a writer, maker, artist and community enthusiast. Ive been interested in making and craft since high school - I went to school to study fashion design and textiles twice, taught myself and sought out teachers to learn how to do the things that were not covered in school (knitting, spinning yarn, weaving, embroidery, etc.) punk rock intervened and I then ended up working as a music photographer.
I am a breast cancer survivor, and while undergoing treatment I found joy and renewed inspiration in the transformative power of craft. In the ten years since treatment and radical life change I have engaged in lots of writing, consulting and teaching many types of making/craft. Hosting many gatherings and craft exhibits with Alisa McRonald as the Craft Compound of Echo Park, helped to found the Church of Craft Los Angeles as Vice Reverend, and even knitstered (more than) a few times on craft TV. Making, making, making.
(Basting cuffs on the machine, material from old t-shirt.)
That all these forces shape our everyday lives and you conjure them into being by choosing to make your own (fill the blank here).
Processes and getting out of yr mind n into yr hands. Taking the I/mind out of the equation and letting your hands do the work. Craft is a meditation.
The doing it yourself and sharing in common the energy and skills you learn.
To create an environment for my daughter and those of her generation that craft and making is the norm, that its the default impulse. One can be creative and self reliant without sacrifice, even with modest means.