Melanie Falick has given the world of craft some of its most beloved books. As both a writer and an editor, she has a rare, broad view of bookmaking. We are proud and delighted to be working with her as editor and creative director of the MDK Field Guides.
Her new book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, was named one of the 100 Best Books of 2019 by Publishers Weekly.
From 2003 to 2015, she was the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, proudly working with a broad range of extraordinary authors (including Natalie Chanin, Kaffe Fassett, Norah Gaughan, Joelle Hoverson, Lotta Jansdotter, and Clara Parkes).
Prior to that she was the editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, Weekend Knitting, Knit: A Personal Handbook, and Handknit Holidays, and co-author with Kristin Nicholas of Knitting for Baby, with over 400,000 books in print. Visit her website at melaniefalick.com.
Contributions From Melanie Falick
Erika Knight: Embrace the Raw Edges
How inspiration from the punk era lives on in the designs for Field Guide No. 20: Atlas.Read More about Erika Knight: Embrace the Raw Edges
Erika Knight: Of Magpies and Mavericks
In her own words, Erika Knight takes us to her world of boundless creativity.Read More about Erika Knight: Of Magpies and Mavericks
The comfort and solace of making a rag rug.Read More about Chasing Spirals
Making Masks, Neighbor to Neighbor
Thoughts on the project filling the hours of so many makers these days.Read More about Making Masks, Neighbor to Neighbor
Making a Life—an Excerpt
An eloquent call to makers: Keep looking at your hands.Read More about Making a Life—an Excerpt
Making a Life
Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Named one of Publishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of 2019, this is Melanie Falick's masterwork—a journey across the world meeting 30 people whose lives are filled with great creative spirit. With hundreds of gorgeous photographs by Rinne Allen. A book to savor, to share with someone you love, to read again and again. So much inspiration to discover.Read More about Making a Life
For the Love of Pom Poms
Memories of India come to Beacon, New York.Read More about For the Love of Pom Poms
A passage to India, one of the most visually rich places on earth, through the eyes of Melanie Falick.Read More about Inspiration: India
Living (and Dyeing): Two Glorious Weeks in a Chateau
Time travel for makers: from an East Coast winter to summer in the South of France.Read More about Living (and Dyeing): Two Glorious Weeks in a Chateau
Picking Colors: My Very Unscientific Process
Behind the scenes with MDK Creative Director Melanie Falick, whose color palettes are small works of art.Read More about Picking Colors: My Very Unscientific Process
A Creative Adventure in the Baltic Sea
Learning to print with the legendary designer Lotta Jansdotter.Read More about A Creative Adventure in the Baltic Sea