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Feminism meets domesticity ; Increasingly women turn to handcrafted arts to take refuge, make a political statement
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Women; Feminism; Handicrafts
Author: Lauerman, Connie
Date: Dec 14, 2005
Start Page: 1
Section: Woman News
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Edgewater resident [Brandy Agerbeck] lies on a bedspread she made from various fabrics. Agerbeck, 31, is part of a new generation that views crafting as a way to express personal beliefs about social issues. Agerbeck's do-it-yourself attitude stems from "not wanting to impact the environment." Graphic artist Cinnamon Cooper of Rogers Park, who sells her one-of-a-kind purses online, is among the urban hipster crafters. She doesn't consider country crafts as her "aesthetic." Tribune photo by E. Jason Wambsgans. [Tammy Terwelp]'s Lincoln Park boutique, Mint, showcases the work of local crafters. A handmade purse by Cinnamon Cooper. Tribune photo by E. Jason Wambsgans.

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