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Fan page: facebook.com/AngelLeighDesigns
My blog: http://angelleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Handmade allows, encourages, demands that people think. Lights. Cars. Telephones. Radios. Televisions. Computers. Society-changing developments all start off handmade. Handmade is new, fresh, thought-provoking.

With handmade, producers get the power of production and creative control. Consumers are offered not just the illusion of choices (Smucker’s or Welch’s grape jelly), but real choices (homemade mango jam). Societies benefit with engaged producers, somewhat leveled playing fields, less dominance more engagement. My purchases feed artists and families, not corporations.

Handmade objects themselves come from practices of recycle upcycle reuse – further spurning commodity culture. They c…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 7
  • Joined May 16, 2010

Favorite materials

love, yarn, fabric, karma

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About

Fan page: facebook.com/AngelLeighDesigns
My blog: http://angelleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Handmade allows, encourages, demands that people think. Lights. Cars. Telephones. Radios. Televisions. Computers. Society-changing developments all start off handmade. Handmade is new, fresh, thought-provoking.

With handmade, producers get the power of production and creative control. Consumers are offered not just the illusion of choices (Smucker’s or Welch’s grape jelly), but real choices (homemade mango jam). Societies benefit with engaged producers, somewhat leveled playing fields, less dominance more engagement. My purchases feed artists and families, not corporations.

Handmade objects themselves come from practices of recycle upcycle reuse – further spurning commodity culture. They come from history, tradition, and human hands.

Individuality cannot be expressed through mass produced objects. It is a structural impossibility. Shopping at the department store downtown I would have five choices. Working with a seamstress or artist on a handmade wardrobe, I have a world of choices. Handmade is freedom.

I'm an archivist & mom of two little kids, knitting during our 40-minute commute across Pittsburgh's beautiful bridges. I'm also a cynic and deplore those ads for showing your individualism by purchasing mass produced cars, clothes, accessories, whatever.

My New England mom calls me Angel Leigh in a fake southern accent when she's playing around, and hearing it makes me smile.

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