In this episode we catch up with Alison Abbey, our featured maker for our January knitting workshop. We learn more about Alison's knitting background, her transition from the corporate world into running her own knitwear business and what inspires her with her chunky knit designs. Alison shares about what we'll find in this kit as well as a preview of her instructions for three wonderful beginner to advanced knitting techniques. We're looking forward to a cozy January!
A complete overview of our December 2017 Holiday Pop-Up Shop.
Jen Hewett is a print maker, textile design and teacher joining us in December to teach silkscreening. In this episode, we chat about her home studio, a day-in-the-life, her journey to textile design and how she originally fell for screen printing. Jen shares about the tools & materials found in her curated kit and the process her hands-on video walks through in next month's workshop.
In this episode we chat with Shinah Chang, our November 2017 featured maker who shares with us more on her craft of brush pen lettering. Shinah shares her story from practicing as a corporate lawyer to transitioning into becoming a full time creative, a fascinating journey! In addition, we share on next month's project, curated tools & materials, and technique in detail. Learn more on Shinah's featured maker page.
In this episode we meet with Kristen Pumphrey, founder of P.F. Candle Co. and our maker leading our October workshop. We chat small business growth, entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and an introduction to our October workshop (including the amazing tools & materials - fragrances! - she has curated).
The Crafter's Box is a maker community leading workshops in sustainable, traditional, grown-up crafting techniques on a monthly basis. Learn more at: thecraftersbox.com.
In this podcast episode we meet Katelyn Morse, our September featured maker who is leading a workshop in exploring creative intuition through the subject matter of moon phases. We discuss inspiration, creative background, starting a creative business from scratch (and lessons from it), and what it's like to live and be inspired by Nova Scotia, Canada (golden summers and cooold winters!). Thanks for joining us today.
In this episode we are chatting with Melissa Tolar of @aquestionofeagles as we explore next month's crafting technique: hand carving clay. Melissa shares with us a bit more on her background, business (that she co-owns with her husband), studio space, and what inspires her beautiful work. Join us to learn more about our August 2017 workshop.
We are sharing Pop-Up Shop details including the why, when, where and how as well as answering frequently asked questions. This episode includes an overview of the workshops and materials kits being released in our summer shop - enjoy!
In this episode we chat with Erin Dollar on printmaking, stenciling and the creation of large scale patterns. We're exploring over-sized stenciled linen blankets this July and it's set to be a wonderful month! Erin of Cotton & Flax has been practicing printmaking for years and has developed wonderful techniques to create beautiful textiles for the home. Join us for a chat with Erin as we chat creativity.
In this podcast we chat with Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir about her background as a watercolor artist. She leads our June 2017 workshop on using a wet-on-wet technique to create blended botanical leaves. We chat supplies, inspiration and how she got started (includes an awesome story on a misplaced box of art supplies!).
In this episode, Margie Keates introduces the art of paper floral making by sharing with us her favorite tools & materials, a bit about how she got started and why she's so passionate about paper floral crafting. We are exploring two of her favorites: a bold, structurally lovely peony and an organic, softer Icelandic poppy. Both are excellent introductions to detailed paper flowers for more exploration.
We are exploring the chemistry of blueprints and the power of the sun with artist Emily Jeffords. In this podcast we learn more about this workshop and the curated materials offered in each workshop box. We share tips for the upcoming project (lots of awesome tips!!) and Emily shares why she loves this particular creative process so much. Join us to learn more about cyanotype!
We are tackling chunky crocheted baskets in our March workshop with artist Jessica Carey and in this podcast we chat with her on all things creativity, tools & materials (hook sizing, gauges, yarn types...) as well as a bit more on her background and her own small business: The Hook Nook. Welcome!
In February we are exploring jewelry making by creating a 14k gold disc necklace with artist Emily Eggebrecht of Consider the Wldflwrs. Join our conversation today as we introduce our February maker including her background, passions and what she loves about being a metalsmith and jewelry maker. We are learning more about simple, beautiful classic jewelry assembly in February!