Making Stories - Issue 1 - Change
With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support.
In Issue 1, you’ll find thoughtful accessories and versatile garments that are designed with change in mind – change in seasons, in the way we work and live, in our choice of materials. We’re proud to be able to share the fantastic work of writers and visual artists with you with pieces that range from disability and knitting to body image, from queering the knitting status quo to what change means for our lives.
The designers featured in this publication include: Adrienne Larsen, Armenuhi Khachatryan, Cheryl Eaton, Jennifer Barrett, Joanna Ignatius, Lauren Wallis, Linolimon, Maddie Harvey and Nataliya Sinelshchikova.
The writers and artists of this publication are: ash alberg, Camille Rosselle, Felicity Ford, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Ocean Rose, Rhiannon Owens and Skeinwalker.
As always we have used gorgeous sustainably made yarns, this time from: Blacker Yarns, Cambrian Mountains Wool, De Rerum Natura, Garthenor, Hillesvag Ullvarefabrikk, L’Échappée Laine, Lana Rara, Oysters and Purls and Triskelion Yarn.
More About Making Stories
Making Stories is an independent knitwear design publisher founded by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and based in Berlin.
Our mission is to promote independent knitwear designers from around the world and environmentally friendly yarn sources. We are, and love to collaborate with, small and feminist businesses who are transparent in their operations. Honesty and kindness are the cornerstones of both our public voice and internal spirit.
We believe in choosing to use resources and capacities, be they human, environmental, social, or financial, in a way that can be sustained in the long run. We believe in being aware of and actively reflecting on all parts of our (work) process and communicating them openly and honestly. We believe in treating all living beings involved in our work fairly, respectfully, and lovingly, and in caring about and for their physical and mental well-being. We believe in not discriminating against anyone based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, physical appearance, economic situation, education, or any other factor, being mindful of what that means for their life and their stories and working towards a world where everyone is free to create the life they wish to live.