From the publisher: 'Our third issue explores the juxtaposition between southern tradition and creative ingenuity in the makers' community of Nashville. Many of the makers we interview are pursuing new ways to pursue hand making that has deep roots in the city. Meet a bookbinder who uses fabric, handmade paper, and leather in her hand stitched creations; a bespoke maker of cowboy boots who carries on traditional methods of making more than a century old; and a musician who has created rugged yet stylish made-by-hand leather satchels and duffels that epitomize new approaches to the tradition of leathercrafting. We find fiber and fabric here, too, including an expansive and welcoming local yarn store, a crafters' paradise chock-full with anything you would ever need for hand making endeavors, and yarn dyers who are committed to natural dyes and sustainable processes. Take a photographic journey to a local alpaca farm and enjoy both the natural and man-made beauty of this booming southern town.'
Each issue of By Hand includes photo essays, day trips, foodie excursions, and other write-ups of aspects unique to the featured city or region. And, each issue of By Hand will always include patterns, projects, classes, and opportunities to purchase the featured makers’ art.'