Alex designs beautiful bags and accessories for makers and knitters who like to keep their tools and projects protected and organised.
Andrea Rangel is a knitwear designer and teacher. She’s the author of AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary and Rugged Knits (Interweave), and her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Twist Collective, and other publications, as well as independently. She lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Thank you Andrea for supporting the MY Make-Along 2017 with a copy of the AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary!
My name is Michaela Drosten and I own a crafts shop in Germany! My fibre journey began early in my life – in fact I knitted my first sweater when I was only 7 years old. The passion for handmade soon became my profession. In 2012, after working for decades in the clothing industry as a graduate engineer in clothing technology, I decided to open a local crafts shop, named “Atelyeah”, with a focus on special yarns, wool and accessories from all over the world.
My name is Julia and I'm the owner of online yarn shop Azuleta, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. This is our cozy and much loved family business.
Pauline and Eloise opened Cross and Woods in November 2015, it was a logical development from Woool, the knitting store that Pauline had owned since 2007.
My name is Yuri Kojima and I live in Osaka, Japan. I am a wife and mom of two children, and owner of a small local yarn shop - EYLUL yarns.
I worked more than 10years as a pharmacist, but after my parents passed away and my husband developed a serious disease I realized that how life can end suddenly. So I decided to change my life and make work from what I am passionate about. I first started an online shop of Turkish hand-made -traditional lace OYA , ceramics and kilim. That’s why my IG name is @eylulkilim. 2 and half years ago, finally I opened my own brick-and-mortar shop near my house - yay!
My name is Erika, and I am the heart and soul behind Jasmin Blanc Studio. I spend most days creating jewelry pieces and different decorative and functional objects in a tiny studio with my rescued cats and dogs in the Transylvanian countryside. Jasmin Blanc for me is a form of sincerity; each product starts with a good intention, then I slowly develop the concept, carefully choose the materials and carry the actual crafting part of the process out, resulting in a thoughtfully and lovingly made object, intended to make a powerful positive impression on the one wearing or using it.
Ja, Wol is known for the luxury yarns and beautifully handmade haberdashery that’s mostly locally produced by the skilled hands of makers that find a great sense of pride in what they do. We truly believe that the passion that’s in those products will fill the air at Ja, Wol and inspire other makers.
My name is Jule and I am the founder of Hey Mama Wolf. The fiber journey started for me as my grandaunt told me that I should learn to knit. Without further ado she taught me. I was ten years old and ever since I’m crafting. Some years later I got a master in textile design, had our first child and was looking for a sustainable produced and local to me yarn that I could work with.
Laine et Tricot was established in 2006 with a desire to offer selected among the best wool products and ethical responsibility in our choices.
Thank you Gwenola for supporting the MY Make Along 2017 with 4 project bags, including Hiyahiya stitch markers, point protectors, a snip and a notion tin.
My name is Attila László and I am a sculptor, and ceramist. I have been working with clay since high school, I graduated in a sculptor and ceramist class in Miercurea Ciuc (Romania), but playing with clay has been with me since early childhood: my mother used to work near a pottery, and I got clay in my hands a lot of times, using it, playing with it, modelling it.
My name is Iulia and I live in Bucharest, Romania. I am the „nose” behind LUVIANE ATELIER DE PARFUMERIE brand and I create perfumes with fairy tales and fairy tales with perfumes…
Hello knitters! My name is Isabel and I’m the person behind Oh!Lanas, an Spanish online yarn shop.
Yarns have taken part of my life since I was born, as my mom is a good knitter and grandma loved crocheting. It might sound odd despite of living surrounded by yarns and skilled women, I didn’t learn to knit until I was in my thirties.
My name is Raluca and I am ceramist. My artistic calling emerged to the surface 6 years ago when, moving to Brasov, the medieval city of my country Romania, I got inspired by it’s wonderful, colorful, caught in time architecture.
Hello, my name is Christine. I am the founder of Rauwerk, an eco-friendly and ethical yarn shop based in Munich. The beginning of Rauwerk started in late 2015, when I was offered the shearing from a single farm, organically sourced Merino flock based on the outskirts of Munich. Shortly after that I was offered a small shop space to rent in Haidhausen, Munich and this is where my adventure began.