New York maker Ro says, “Wool to yarn, loom to fabric, idea to image, art to craft. I use my art as a way to empower myself as a disabled maker with chronic health challenges. Through the ritual of making and creating I remind myself that this magic is a real power that I wield. I am this magic … and friends, you are this magic, too.” Great project bags, mugs and more.
Knitting/Crochet: Notion Pouches
Canadian dyer and accessory shop Thread and Maple seeks to incorporate natural materials into its products such as cotton, leather, cork, and of course maple. In addition to Thread and Maple products, the shop carries Chiaogoo needles and Lykke tools such as winders and swifts.
ARTIFACT is a small team of Omaha artisans using reclaimed industrial equipment to create handmade bags and a lot more. These products are ethically produced and are built to last. They’ll also do repairs at a nominal fee. ARTIFACT has a number of product lines for yarnies, dog lovers, musicians and more.
JessaLu says, “SbJL is a one-woman craft based business that came into being when, in 2008, I noticed that I couldn’t find many geek-themed project bags for my knitting. I decided (with some prodding from friends) that I wanted to move away from the paralegal and office management work I had been doing for decades and start my own business. Since then, SbJL has grown from offering only box bags to offering four different shapes and many more sizes of project bags, along with in-house fabric designs and monthly exclusive prints.”