LA Times says: Jean Railla's getcrafty.com—the
"home of the craftistas"—was the first website to bring
together the new generation of crafters. And as William Morris had for
the Arts and Crafts revival of the late 19th century, Railla, more than
anyone, articulated its philosophy. Her 2004 manifesto, the book "Get
Crafty: Hip Home Ec," set forth the tenets of the New Domesticity:
"Part of crafting your life is not getting caught up in all the
shoulds. If you don't want to bake muffins, then, by all means, don't
Chicago Tribune says: Railla, who says she
interviewed hundreds of women for her book "Get Crafty: Hip Home
Ec" (Broadway Books, $15), found that large numbers of them are
making a statement against sweatshop labor and mass production and a
world they see as increasingly homogenized and dominated by chain stores.
Magazine says: Get Crafty: Hip Home Ec by Jean Railla is a
thoughtful book about how to live. In it Railla combines feminist manifesto
with craft tips, instructions, and introductions to many crafty ladies
around the world.
Stoller editor of Bust Magazine and author of Stitch-n-Bitch says: “Martha
Stewart meets Patti Smith in this essential homemaking manual for the
modern-day gal (and guy). With projects ranging from the straightforward
(how to paint your room) to the sublime (Jean's grandmother's Madeleine
recipe) as well as a keen sense of both the political and spiritual
reasons for why young people are embracing the "New Domesticity," Get
Crafty is the best proof yet that crafting is the new rock n' roll.”
Time Magazine, March 7, 2005
Crafty as Feminist Statement"
Satya Magazine, Feb. 2005
Crafty Book Review"
Melt Magazine, Feb. 2005
The Times-Picayune, Feb. 12 2005
Revolution" (Cover Story)
Pacific Northwest Inlander, Jan. 27 2005
"How to be the Life
of the Party"
Lifetimetv.com, Jan. 2005
Shape Magazine, Jan. 2005
"Hip home ec for hobbyists"
USA Weekend, Dec. 3-5 2004
Bust Magazine, September 2004