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Issue 8 T.O.C. – “A Sense of Place” Amy Umbel

In an age when the old connection to local craft tradition, long passed down through families and generations, has been set aside in favor of mobility and the modern value of specialization, is it possible to find our way back?   In Issue Eight, author, maker, and artisan Amy Umbel shares her journey to find her craft heritage. From seeking to answer difficult questions of culture and identity, to exploring craft traditions in Sweden, Australia, and the Pacific Northwest, Umbel returns to her own roots in the enigmatic quilt patterns and brook-trout-laden streams of western Pennsylvania.

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