Hand and Hand is a new zine celebrating the maker's hand and mind. We believe that making is not simply about learning new skills or sourcing great materials, but about discovery, exchange and an intimate relationship with materials and practice developed over time that have connected humans for generations.

Each issue connects love of object, material, tradition, practice and skill with a single theme. Inside you’ll find thoughtful essays, art, stories, interviews, and how-tos. Meant to be appreciated and inspiring for makers and lovers of handmade alike, the writings and projects are carefully selected to appeal to lovers of any medium or makers of any skill level.

Our first issue, The Knot, is a celebration of knots in our lives both physically and metaphorically, and as used in practice across multiple mediums by a new generation of American makers. Explore french knots, tied quilts, macramé, fisherman’s knots, the unit of measure and tie-dye through sophisticated projects and words by makers.

Created and published by artist and maker, Carrie Strine, with Art Direction by Tim Lahan. We collaborate with lovers of all things handmade to reflect on the meaning of making. If you’d like to collaborate us please email info@handhandmag.com.

clockwise from top left: Carrie Strine, Marko Metzinger, Jessica Marquez, and macramé created by Sally England exclusively for Kelly Behun Studio - Image courtesy of R20th Century Design Gallery

banner: Marko Metzinger