In this OML podcast episode, Jewell hosts and chats with Elizabeth Duvivier, founder of Squam Arts Workshop and author of Stories For My Sister. This compelling fiction read is set in 1993, and two sisters are about to spend ten days under the worst possible circumstances. They must learn to face the bonds that will ultimately make or break them.
Squam holds amazing retreats in the heart of nature for knitters, crocheters, artists and designers. Jewell and Elizabeth discuss how we gain strength as makers in embracing the creative journey, its complexities, the maker community, as well as how and why accepting relationships, friendships, hurt, misunderstandings, forgiveness and love makes us stronger and better.
I'll hope you'll truly love reading Stories For My Sister - you can grab the book for 20% off with code OMLsisterLOVE through October 18. Is there a maker in your life that you have a deep sisterly bond with? Share in the comments below!
Hi makers! We spend a lot of time knitting, crocheting, and making all the things we love and it's no fun when we lose the enjoyment of our pieces to poor laundry care. Better to have an eco-friendly no rinse delicate wash for our handmade items, right?
We've got your back and have the Eucalan dream team here on the blog for some laundry tips and tricks that will make sure your pieces last! Eucalan is an OML 2019 event sponsor and we're stoked that they're supporting how and what we make.
Eucalan has been in the clothing care business for 25 years much in part by putting a whole new spin on laundry for makers. So let's not waste any time on turning to them for the good handmade care advice, the Eucalan way:
In this episode of The Our Maker Life Podcast, OML dream teamer Jewell chats business, dreams, finance, the power of reading books, the 'girl wash your face philosophy', patterns and yummy yarns with Laura Zander - Jimmy Bean Wool's CEO and chief knitter. Laura is a working mother, wife, (scientific) knitter, global traveler and Ted Talker, and both she and Jewell answer the following questions:
Well heyyyy there makers, it has been a hot minute since the OML blog has gotten the love it deserves! As a kickoff to breathing that good blog life back into our space, we're coming back strong with a very special yarnie guest.
Lion Brand Yarn is a top OML 2019 event sponsor and we're thrilled to have thee LBY social media guru Abby here with us to chat a bit about something we're all keen on - and that's how makers like us can work with Lion Brand.
We're totally thanking Abby in advance for this exactly-how-to-collaborate blog post (it's gold) and so without further adieu, here's Abby of Lion Brand Yarn:
Sup makers, Nathan here! I don't know if you know, but October is bullying prevention month. I wanted to share my thoughts, experience, and how knitting loops in with it all.
The more and more I knit, the more and more I learn that it's not always about knitting. It is always about making and it's time to make people aware of bullying and how it negatively impacts everyday children and adults. Before we get into it, I want to say thank you to Lion Brand for reaching out to the community for creating such a great awareness movement. Lion Brand has been responsible for so many great things within the community. Also, thank you to Stomp Out Bullying, a non-profit organization who Lion Brand has partnered with to put a stop to bullying. Be sure to check them out on their website and social media.