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Miss Purl Chicago: A Yarn Shop and Craft Community

Kamaca Champion had a dream. She wanted to open a yarn store that would serve Chicago’s South Side and enhance a sense of community there. But it would take her years to realize the dream that would become Miss Purl.

Ephemera Paducah: Creating an Art Retreat in Kentucky

Learn about Kristen Williams’ journey in building Ephemera Paducah, an art retreat and retail space in Paducah, Kentucky, where classes range from mixed media and art journaling to fiber arts, and where chocolate is considered an art supply.

Nomad Makers Take Their Shows on the Road

Learn about makers who have hit the roads, fueled by an adventurous spirit, a pursuit of fresh experiences, and a yen to see the country. They found artistic inspiration, interesting people, and ways to satisfy their wanderlust and support their businesses.

Artful Angles Make a Good Business: Profile of Kelli Nyman

Kelli Nyman’s modern take on origami encompasses clean, seemingly simple geometric forms that are dimensional, textural and offer a varying viewing experience depending on lighting, time of day, and viewing vantage.

Go Imagine a Marketplace that Helps Charities: Jon Lincoln Did

When it comes to businesses, Jon Lincoln is a wide-ranging maker. The Boston-area entrepreneur has launched a comedy club, as well as a document manager for insurance companies. But his latest product, Goimagine, is a maker marketplace with a difference.

Alessandra Hayden Sets World Record in Crochet

Crochet designer Alessandra Hayden has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest marathon crochet session. On May 30, 2021, Hayden, a resident of Gig Harbor, Washington, crocheted for 34 hours and 7 minutes, beating the previous record of 28 hours and five minutes set by two women in 2020.

The Grocery Girls Share Their Love of Yarn with the World

Jodi Brown and Tracie Millar—known in the knitting world as the Grocery Girls—have one piece of advice for businesses: be yourself. The sisters have been podcasting on YouTube since 2016, sharing what they’re knitting, yarns they love, and glimpses into their personal lives.

7 LGBTQ+ Makers to Celebrate

We’re celebrating Pride Month by highlighting seven incredible LGBTQ+ makers and their work. From growing their own skills to building crafting communities that make new faces and fresh perspectives feel welcome, we can’t wait to see what these makers do next.

3 Inspiring Black Jewelry Designers to Elevate Your Style

There are so many talented Black jewelers doing work they love to help you decorate and declare yourself. To tell a small piece of this sprawling story, we pulled on a single thread offered by Omonivie Okhade. It’s a glimpse into her work, the work of her idol, and that of a bold designer who does some of her casting.

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