Kristen walks us through her curated workshop to share more about the project she's built, the tools & materials she's included in each kit, and what about embroidery makes her THRIVE as an artist. Kristen has been practicing the art of embroidery for five years and has grown a loyal following due to her layered, almost 3D floral designs. We are so excited to share one of her unique patterns with you this month as well as the execution of building those flowers, and the technique of embellishing using a Q Snap embroidery tool. Visit Kristen's Featured Maker page on our website to learn even more.
Rachel Denbow walks us through our April workshop on Shibori Indigo Dyeing by giving us an introduction of our upcoming project, a bit of insight into her wonderful background in making (and her inspiration!), and where to take the technique of shibori and indigo dyeing next for future making. Thanks for listening in and learn more at: thecraftersbox.com.
Sarah Perez walks us through her metal smithing process to build beautiful brass kinetic mobiles for the home. We learn about her background, more about her small business Electric Sun Creatives and what to expect in our March 2018 workshop!
The Crafter's Box collaborates with artists monthly to feature digital workshops in unique crafting techniques, we pair those online workshops with a curated kit of tools & materials to build a project from start to finish. We’ve built this membership project to be a Slow Crafting reminder of how important it is to feed our creative spirits.
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In this episode we catch up with Arounna of Bookhou (@bookhou) who is leading our February 2018 Needle Punch Art Workshop. She shares with us her textile & fiber arts background, her design philosophy and journey, and how the small business collaboration she shares with her husband, John was started. We are especially inspired by her business story (to work, live, play and host a shop in one beautiful building in Toronto!) and her love of rug hooking & punch needle designs. Thanks for listening in.
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!
We are starting off 2017 with a workshop that dives into the details behind dying fiber with natural materials such as roots, flowers and nuts. Rebekka Seale of Camellia Fiber Company teaches how to use natural dye baths to create all sorts of beautiful dyed yarns! We'll take the finished yarn and turn it into a beautiful wall hanging though the expertise of Lisa Garcia of Sonadora Studios. Today, we chat creativity, artistic backgrounds and what makes for a really super studio relationship (these two are best friends).
This mid-month episode shares more on an upcoming pop-up shop where we revisit all of the workshops and materials kits from 2016 (plus a few more!). We release our full workshops and kits out of cycle twice yearly and we do our best to kit all of our wonderfully curated boxes of tools and materials once again for those that may not have had a chance to participate the first time around. This podcast helps to introduce exactly what you'll find in our December 2016 pop-up shop!
In December we're working with Justin & Keary to create artisan wood cutting boards from scratch. In this podcast episode, Justin & Keary share more on their featured project, background, passions and what day-to-day life is like for this entrepreneurial family. Grace & Salt was born out of a love of woodworking and entertaining, the husband and wife team have sold their beautiful homegoods for over seven years and we're so excited to have them as our featured makers for December.
This November we are crafting with raw wooden beads to create all sorts of really beautiful, simple decorations for the home. Lynn shares with us about her background, why she loves working with wood and how she found crafting (it's a way of life now!). Join us as we learn more about our November 2016 featured maker and project.
Sarah K. Benning joins us to share more on her artistic background, her contemporary embroidery style and what makes her workshop in this upcoming month so special. We are so excited for October! In October, The Crafter's Box is partnering with Sarah to create a contemporary needlepoint piece as well as teach a thorough and detailed workshop on how to sew a variety of different stitches to complete a beautiful, signature Sarah K. Benning pattern. This month we are partnering with Brooklyn-based, French designer Amelie Mancini to send embroidery carryall cases in Amelie's traditional style. Listen in to learn more about what's in store for October.
In September we are exploring wool felting with fiber artist Dani Ives. In this podcast episode we chat with Dani about her background and the beautiful technique that she refers to as 'painting with wool'. Dani walks us through the unique materials and tools found in our monthly box and we share about the small shop contributors for this month's kit. This month we have another special guest join us as Marie Spaulding of Living Felt offers an overview of how the felt batts are created for our workshop (and future felting!) and shares how her hobby turned into an Austin, Texas-based store and wool manufacturing company.
In August we are welcoming oil painting artist Emily Jeffords to The Crafter's Box to share a workshop on abstract & impressionistic landscape oil painting. This workshop shares an introduction to the tools and materials to begin painting or to hone in your painting skills (and practice them in a new way). Emily shares about her background, her family, how her love of painting began and what inspires her today. Learn more about The Crafters Box at: thecraftersbox.com