Marcell Meili Makes Unique and Eccentric Fiber Art

Marcell Meili was a carpenter for three years. While working, he thought about something with his hands that he liked. He enjoys being a full-time fiber artist, but it’s still a job. Like carpentry, fiber art is a lot of work, and […]

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Gary Boston Combines Love of Knitting and Cycling to Help End AIDS

Driving tractors, raising chickens, and crafting describe a part of Gary’s childhood. At a young age, he did needle pointing, cross-stitching and made all sorts of Christmas tree ornaments. After college, he moved to New York and worked in the Men’s Sweaters […]

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Exquisite Lapel: Customers Making A Personal Statement With Unique Designs

The Beginning of Helen’s Creative Journey Helen Reich didn’t venture into visual arts until she turned 50. Before that, she was a trained musician who worked as a professional orchestra violist. She started making fabric hair accessories through trial and error. It […]

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Louis Boria Builds Knitting Community One Stitch at A Time

Puerto Rican knitwear designer Louis Boria (also known as Brooklyn Boy Knits) is a self-taught fiber artist who has been in the industry for 14 years. In 2017, he went viral after being photographed on an NYC subway by actress/singer Frenchie Davis. […]

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Nache Snow Helping Women To Focus and Take Action

Nache’ Snow is a podcaster, online educator, and maker. In addition, she loves to blog, journal, and make videos. Her website NacheSnow.com is a resource website that helps crafters, makers, and creatives pursue their passion by arming them with the best advice […]

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I’m A Ceramicist Who Fell In Love With Clay

My name is Fawn Penn I’ve always done craft in some sense of the word. Being profoundly drawn to clay and rocks, it felt like a natural progression. Many days were spent painting, doing digital art, drawing, and anything else I could […]

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I Love Whimsical, Vintage, and Floral Crafts

I’m Elizabeth Jones I didn’t always appreciate country life. I had plans of moving to New York City. But, the older I got, the more I loved the slower pace of life and my country roots. I’m inspired every time I walk […]

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Midwest Craft Con’s New Membership Program for Crafters

Since entering the craft scene since 2016 Midwest Craft Con hasn’t missed a beat. Part founder Megan Green shares the progression of MWCC during a recent interview. Tell us all about Midwest Craft Con. What does the organization do, how did it […]

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Meet Chicago Jewelry Maker Jean Williams

Jewelry Making Opportunity of A Lifetime Jean Williams was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. After graduating from Dillard University, she relocated to Chicago, IL, where she worked as a journalist, writer, and editor for various publications, newspapers, nonprofits, and corporations. […]

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Former Bead Shop Employee Plans to Open Museum of Beadwork This Fall

Sewing and Jewelry Making Kristina Skillin traveled bumpy roads and took many paths, but they all led to her starting a museum. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, she’s been adventurous, creative, curious, and passionate about learning new things. She earned her […]

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Meet Cynthia Dorrough: Knitting Instructor, Designer, and Pattern Editor 

Cynthia comes from a family of women makers. Her grandparents and parents often shared stories about learning how to quilt and sew out of necessity and felt the need to pass the skill down to her. Quilting was the first craft she […]

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