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Hello Craft at SXSW Interactive 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 22:32 1 Comment

Are you going to the SXSW Interactive Festival this year? Hello Craft will be present! Look for Hello Craft at this year’s CraftMakerCamp. There will be a CraftMaker Meetup/Happy Hour with Spoonflower & Hello Craft, as well as Hello Craft director Kelly Rand speaking on a panel about Basic PR Strategies for Makers. The schedule […]

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Photos: Make Something Awesome Area at SXSW

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:59 8 Comments

Hello Craft’s Make Something Awesome Area was in full force at Standard Recording Co.‘s day party at SXSW last Friday. Commodore Van Keepsie’s Craftacular Music Carnivale featured eight hours of music, awesome sponsors like Sublime Stitching, BUST and Hello Craft and a chance to buy handmade at the music portion of the festival. The Make […]

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Interview: Soap Makers, Singers, and Shadow Puppeteers Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier

Friday, March 18, 2011 9:14 3 Comments Handmade-soap makers and indie-band members are both a dime a dozen in Brooklyn. Borough residents who do both are probably only slightly rarer. But you’d be hard pressed to find many maker/musicians besides Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier who are also shadow puppeteers. As Meow Meow Tweet they make an all-natural soap line in […]

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Interview: Couch Guitar Straps Founder Dan Perkins

Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:44 4 Comments

Dan Perkins already had the perfect guitar: an ’80s-reissue Fender Telecaster in a faded-out gold-sparkle finish. Now he needed the perfect guitar strap: something to indicate that the prized instrument he’d be wearing across his body wasn’t just for producing sounds, but also for communicating his entire aesthetic. He needed something sharp enough to have […]

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Interview: Bassist-Turned-Jeweler Jane Dodd

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:26 No Comments

For someone who never believed she had a serious career in music, Jane Dodd has a serious résumé as a musician. In 1980, at age 18, she joined the very first lineup of what would become New Zealand’s most well-known indie-pop export of the ’80s and early ’90s, the Chills. A couple of years later […]

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Interview: DIY Musical Instrument Maker Dennis Havlena

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:14 No Comments

Plenty of people indulged in unconventional behavior in the ’60s. But what Dennis Havlena did was atypical even for the hippie era. As a 20-something without much income to fund his growing interest in playing music, he took some wall paneling and a construction helmet and built a guitar. “The darn thing worked,” he recalls. […]

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