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Hard times: Studio Miranda Issue #27

It's been hard to be cheery this week. With hurricanes and wildfires added to the usual-for-2017 poli
Studio Miranda
Hard times: Studio Miranda Issue #27
By Studio Miranda  • Issue #27 • View online
It’s been hard to be cheery this week. With hurricanes and wildfires added to the usual-for-2017 political shenanigans, things are feeling ever more apocalyptic, and even though those things are far away from me, the heavy grey skies aren’t really helping. I love those heavy grey skies! But it’s definitely gloomy. 
Fortunately, there is always making. Making things feels good. It’s grounding. It’s calming. It connects you to the world, it unites your hands and your mind. I’m not convinced that craft is inherently an act of resistance, but it certainly has that potential, and even if all it does is keep me sane in hard times – I’ll take it.

Creating will get us through
I’ve been reading Folk Fashion, which I mentioned in a previous letter, and finding it encouraging. Especially the perspective that sustainability should mean flourishing – and of course making supports that. 
On the value of craft in hard times
Trump Forest
This will fill your well
An exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe?
National Galleries of Scotland archives
This might be useful
240 colour names
And finally
Hard times? Gotta sing about them. With pep.
Hard times? Gotta sing about them. With pep.
There’s little I love more than a really peppy song about difficult subjects. The words acknowledge that things suck. The tune makes you feel like it’s all going to be okay. 
Now, go make something, friends. 
Robynn
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Inspiration and food for thought for crafters, from yarn twiddler Robynn Weldon.

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