Making Stories Magazine strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. They love sharing their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.
Issue 3 explores the topic of Growth with patterns that reflect this inspiration both in their stitch patterns and construction. All of them have been selected with an eye towards versatility in wearing as we're entering spring and autumn, both transitional seasons where layering is key.
Issue 3 includes:
Designers: Valentina Cosciani, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Claire Walls, A L Leong, Vanessa Pellisa, Stephanie Earp, Sari Nordlund
Yarns: Stolen Stitches (Nua Sportweight), De Rerum Natura (Antigone), Garthenor (No. 1), Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. (Natural Sock), Triskelion Yarn (Emrys Sport), mYak (Tibetan Cloud Wool), Lino (Mūka), The Fibre Co. (Cumbria Fingering & Worsted)
Also included in this issue:
- Ani Lee’s dismantles beauty standards in today’s world
- Beatrice Perron Dahlen (Thread & Ladle), Emma Robinson (Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.), Armenuhi Khachatryan (Oysters & Purls) and Sandra Braida (L’Échappée Laine) talk about sustainable business growth and whether or not sustainability and growth are mutually exclusive
- Gaye Glasspie (ggmadeit.com) shares how her crafting business took off and what that has to do with authenticity and vulnerability
- Alina Jordan takes a critical look at how Instagram has affected our knitting lives