Making Stories - Issue 3

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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 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 ( 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

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.