Making cozy accessories inspired by the great Canadian wilderness - that's the core of Kelly's maker life.
But her story is one that starts with family, love and authentic passion.
A couple of years after Kelly graduated college, she inherited her grandmother's crochet hooks, and though she didn't know how to crochet, she took to YouTube and taught herself. Kelly is talking all about that moment that has since led to her growing online business where she allows the heartbeat of the wilderness to inspire her. It's her walk through the woods that help her develop her knit and crochet pieces, and that since 2013, has been giving the community all the nature/knitting/crochet heart eyes.
In a maker community, where love for knitting and nature can sometimes feel like an enthusiastic fad - Knitbrooks grows from a natural genuineness. We're honored to have her apart of the Our Maker Life dream team, where Kelly leads the How To Wear It and Question of the Week blog posts, co-organizes the OML events, and is a lead producer for the OML Make books; and that she's telling her story to Makeology, a growing community built around supporting local artisans and crafts-people through high-end curated craft shows around the Greater Toronto Area and in-person workshops.
If you're a Canadian maker, learn more about Makeology here, and connect with Kelly @knitbrooks @ourmakerlife and at our OML maker meetups!