Making A Life! by Melanie Falick

Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? To discover the answers to those questions, author Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey through the world of contemporary makers. Traveling across continents to meet with quilters and potters, weavers and painters, she uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. With revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

You will receive a beautiful handcrafted, signed bookplate with the book.

Melanie Falick
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative director—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books (an imprint of Abrams), she has spearheaded the books of many of our favorite authors, including Natalie Chanin, Kaffe Fassett, Norah Gaughan, Clara Parkes, Julie Weisenberger, and Verb’s Kristine Vejar. She is also the editor and creative director of Mason Dixon Knitting Field Guides. Before writing Making a Life, she authored several other books, including the seminal Knitting in America as well as bestsellers Kids Knitting and Weekend Knitting.


Excerpted from Making a Life by Melanie Falick (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Rinne Allen. Author photo by Christine Ashburn.