The OML 2017 maker meet-up in Toronto, was just a week ago, and definitely made for one amazing summer-filled surreal experience! Meeting and connecting with hundreds of amazing makers from all over the world to mix, mingle and make in Canada was super cool and it has no doubt re-energized and re-inspired many of us to enjoy our maker life in the best way! Whether you're currently working on a crochet swimsuit, a knit crop top, offering summer shop sales, or stocking up for Fall, the summer maker life is always better with a good music playlist!
The OML team is super excited that DJ and knitter, Xoli Ngcoza, the maker and shop owner of Hand Knit by Xoli, is sharing a cool, new and exclusive OML summertime mix that will definitely make you want to grab your headphones, pick up your yarn and head to the beach! Xoli loves connecting her long-lived passion for music with her knitting, and has gotten more than 500 plays on her mixcloud playlists. Check out Xoli's OML summer maker mix below and let us know what projects you're making and enjoying with the best summer '17 music vibes!
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, we're excited to celebrate and honor the maker life with Canadian makers! One such maker is Tanya of T's Crochet Shoppe - hailing from Ottawa, Ontario - who's embarked on a special social media adventure to celebrate her love for Canada. As a maker, Tanya specializes in creating modern and classic women's and children's accessories that are both trendy and cozy. She's constantly inspired by her surroundings, from fashion runways to the great outdoors, and pours that inspiration into her designs. We're excited to share Tanya's maker life and her T's Across Canada journey!
Hi Makers, Kelly here!
I'm excited to welcome back our two special guests from last week: Christie of @knittedcanada and Kimberly of @coziknots. These two talented ladies connected on Instagram last fall when they both decided they wanted to delve into the world of knitting in crocheting, and it seems they've endured a wild ride!
The two new yarn enthusiasts worked together to compile a Top 10 list of everything they think newbie knitters and crocheters should know, based on their maker experiences over the last seven months. You can read the first five in this blog post from last week.
Ready to read about the next five? Let's go!