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“Film one: Harry (Archer and Bowyer)” by Dylan Ryan Byrne

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I’ve copied the description below from the site:

On September 10th, 2011 a band of knit-happy taggers took to the Devonport Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand to create a one-of-a-kind art piece. Collected knits from around the world were attached together to create The Woolly Walk Along, an eclectic and awe-inspiring testament to the creative spirit.

Early that foggy morning a team of volunteers led by Helene Dehmer set out to tag the length of Devonport Wharf with knit. Organised to celebrate the launch of the New Zealand Rugby World Cup, The Woolly-Walk-Along was made up of pieces knitted by over 90 people from 9 countries and mailed to New Zealand.

Several of the pieces were auctioned to support the city of Christchurch, which suffered an earthquake and aftershocks this year.

Conceived and organised by Knitting Artist and Woolly Tagger Helene Dehmer – knittygraffity.blogspot.com

Directed by Michael Cannon Miller – movie.geek.nz

“The Art of Pesto” by Kinfolk / Tiger in a Jar

And just in case you didn’t get the recipe the first, third, or eighteenth time you watched this:

1 large bunch of basil, leaves only, washed and dried
3 medium cloves of garlic
one small handful of raw pine nuts
roughly 3/4 cup Parmesan, loosely packed and FRESHLY GRATED
A few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

Special equipment: large mezzaluna for chopping

**This pesto relies heavily on the cheese and nothing else for salt. However, if you are going to use it in another dish (such as pasta) you might want to taste how the flavors play out and then maybe add a pinch of salt to the pesto. Enjoy! **

“Luthier” by Kevin T. Allan

Description below in the words of the director, taken from the video:

Raul Orlando Perez lives deep in the mountains of Patagonia. He crafted his first instrument in 1962. He thinks of his work as a sort of re-creation, a form of alchemy, transforming natural materials into living, breathing instruments. A well-crafted instrument is not only defined by the age, treatment and construction of its materials, but it also continues to grow and adapt with use. In 2009, I brought him a door salvaged from my family home lost to fire. He transformed it into a beautiful handcrafted flamenco guitar.

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