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 4 is an invitation to take a look at the craft we love and share as a way of challenging the status quo, changing standards that no longer serve us, and, yes, subverting the norm. In it, that do just that by introducing us to a new technique, a unique construction method, or a brave design inspiration. Stories about body image, size inclusivity, and queer identity invite you to sit down, read, and question.
Issue 4 includes:
Designers: ash alberg, Crystal Hiatt, Hanna Lisa Haferkamp, Julia Exner, Julie Robinson, Maria Muscarella, Marina Skua, Renate Kamm, and Sari Nordlund
Yarns: BC Garn, Biches et Bûches, Erika Knight, G-Uld, Marina Skua, Tulliver Yarn, Walcot Yarns, Wing and a Prayer Farm, and YOTH Yarns
Also included in this issue:
- ash alberg shares deep, thoughtful, and inspiring insights into norms and standards and their story in “on being ‘queer enough’”
- Caroline Frett illustrates her view on standards beautifully in “Miss Me With Your Bullshit Norms”
- Crystal Hiatt dives into her story as a plus-size designer and inclusivity activist in “Embrace”