Welcome to Baltimore by Hand. In the coming months, I'll be sharing all that I find and see in Baltimore's independent craft community. This blog will feature interviews with local crafters and artists, D.I.Y. projects, crafts for kids, tips and news about upcoming events and places to shop. And every so often we'll detour and take a broader look at the independent craft scene beyond Baltimore.
Be sure to check out the community links and resources, which include links to the new Baltimore By Hand Flickr group and to my favorite local crafters on Etsy. There is also a list of Baltimore boutiques that sell handmade goods by local designers, and a blogroll of crafty web sites.
I hope that everyone who reads Baltimore by Hand will participate in some way. Your comments, questions and ideas are welcome. If you are a crafter who would like to be featured or if you know of someone who is, I want to hear from you!
Over the next few days, I will showcase some of the local crafters who you can expect to see at Artscape this year, so be sure to bookmark this blog or subscribe to the RSS feed.