As you may already know, our mission at Making Stories is to spread the love for sustainably, ethically and transparently produced natural yarns, shine a light on knitwear designers from around the world and help knitters create garments and accessories they love and that last them for a long time.
We deeply care about our planet and our community. Honesty and kindness are the cornerstones of everything we do. We believe everyone can (and should) make a difference in whatever way, shape or form they can.
With this in mind, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that we are releasing a monthly blog series called Making Stories Unravelled, in which we will be delving into and transparently sharing our own processes.
As we strive to tell the stories of the people who enable and inspire our making within our publications, we now want to turn the spotlight this way.
This series will illustrate how everyone who contributes to Making Stories works together. By talking about our structures, and showing why we work the way we do, we hope to give more of a holistic understanding and insight into the depths of Making Stories, to our readers as well as our current and future designers, yarn partners, test knitters and team members.
We also hope that this series will encourage people from all aspects of making to look at their own processes and inspire them to make changes that will increase transparency and sustainability within our international making community.
We will cover topics such as what was involved in establishing Making Stories, how we work today and why, what we look at when choosing designs, designers and yarn partners for Making Stories, how we work with our contributors and how we strive to eliminate unfairness and biases in remuneration
Next month, we will discuss the very beginning! We will discover how Hanna Lisa and Verena met and why they decided to start Making Stories. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter so you don't miss a thing.
We would love to hear what you want to know about us! Please do comment down below with any topics and questions you might want us to tackle in this new blog series
We can't wait to share all the upcoming articles with you!
Happy Socktober, lovelies!! If you've been following us even for a little while, you've probably noticed that I absolutely love knitting socks.
They're the perfect portable project, great for trying out new techniques or stitch patterns, and just so, so rewarding. There's just nothing like the feeling of opening your sock drawer on a cold fall morning, picking out the pair of hand-knit socks that calls to you, and walking around with cozy, warm toes all day long.
I couldn't resist putting together a short, sweet list of 3 sock patterns I'm loving right now to kickstart this month – one makes for excellent TV-knitting, the second one is a bit more complex, and the last one is one that I've been wanting to knit for years!
One of my all-time favorite tasks when we get a new yarn in is to put together pattern and color combinations. And with Bérénice, De Rerum Natura's sustainably produced Mohair / Merino / Silk yarn (fluffy like a cloud!), the possibilities for patterns and colors are close to endless!
I'm thrilled to be back in this space, and with something really, really exciting at that! For the past year, I've been on the hunt for a sustainably-produced fluffy yarn - we used to carry Knitting for Olive's Soft Silk Mohair which is delightful, but also... everyone has it now? So I was looking for something that was a little out of the ordinary, but also responsibly sourced, and as it goes with anything that involves mohair and silk, that was really hard.
Cue De Rerum Natura, who secretly have been working behind the scenes at exactly that yarn I'd been looking for: An "as sustainably as it can get" fluff yarn that works perfectly for a broad range of projects, from whispers of lace shawls to holding it together with more substantial yarns.
We're a delightfully tiny team dedicated to all things sustainability in knitting. With our online shop filled with responsibly produced yarns, notions and patterns we're here to help you create a wardrobe filled with knits you'll love and wear for years to come.
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