Melanie Falick is a writer, editor, and creative consultant. She is the editor and creative director of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides and writes the Beginnings column for Uppercase magazine. She was formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and was editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of Knitting in America and Kids Knitting (both from Artisan), and Weekend Knitting, Handknit Holidays, and Knitting for Baby.
"A remarkable series of 30 vignettes that simultaneously comfort
and stimulate. . . . Falick's treasury, sumptuously photographed,
will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making
the world around them more beautiful."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Lovely and thoughtfully inspiring. . . . These very up-close-and-personal profiles, supplemented by elegant color photographs of people at work and their projects, capture the spirit of making and the dedication that's behind the art. . . . In wholehearted agreement with the author: 'When we get to the point where we aren't able to make things with our hands and feel no mastery, we feel lost.' "
--Booklist, starred review