A year ago the writer Vanessa Murray emailed me to see if I’d like to be included in her book about makers. Here is the result. Made to Last, a compendium of Artisan, Trades and Projects is a completely awesome, beautiful and useful book profiling 50 makers in a broad range of mediums from across the planet.
I’m completely humbled and excited about being included. The book not only shows off our frequently hidden faces but drills down into our processes and motivations. Each maker has a DIY detailed which has been lots of fun to read through and try. I’m currently obsessing over the Fire Cider and Handmade globes.
The Commuter Pannier is my featured product, Vanessa drew out of me all the processes and tools involved and included is a How-To guide on how to make a super simple and cheap pannier bag. The canvas colour that is featured is from an extremely limited supply of fabric that is 1970’s French Dickson canvas. It makes me nearly weep joy everytime I look at it.
Thanks to @Hardiegrantbooks for publishing Vanessa’s vision and hard work. A big thanks also to my gorgeous friend Erica Lauthier for spending time with me to take the beautiful photos.
Castlemaine stockists include @cornerstoremerchants and Stonemans Bookroom. I’ve also spied it at a bunch of other fantastic bookstores around so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Here is a link to buy online at Readings. Because I like Readings and I live no where near it.