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A ‘maker’ is anyone who makes something they need, rather than just being a passive consumer or user. By this definition, even our mothers and grandmothers are makers. They made us dresses – matching ones for us and our dolls – and knitted us sweaters. They made jams and pickled aachar and decorated the living room with pillow covers and detailed crochet doilies. It’s an empowering feeling, the reclamation of the “maker” concept. Add to that the rush you get after you first use a power tool, and you feel pretty much invincible. Read more

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