Each week, a group of students from the Craft Wisely course will invite listeners into the discussions taking place in our classroom. The conversation starts with ideas derived from our texts and our practice, and ranges into the podcasters' interpretations and experience.
Kim, Becca, Christabel and Kat discuss the challenge posed to handcrafting by machines. Technology threatens the self-conception of the laborer and the relationship between work and product. One response is solidarity -- of which our efforts for Conway Cradle Care could be seen as an example. In their second podcast in the series, the Bitches on Stitches connect awareness and activism with a machine-filled twenty-first century lifestyle.