Making Stories magazine issue 4 Subverting The Norm
We are taking pre - Orders of the new issue of Making Stories, we have the copies under lock and key and will dispatch your copy in time for you to receive it in plenty of time for the release date on September 1st
Issue 4 of this innovative advert free magazine is an invitation to take a look at the craft we love and share as a way of challenging the status quo, changing standards that no longer serve us, and, yes, subverting the norm.
In its pages you’ll find accessory and garment patterns that do just that by introducing us to a new technique, a unique construction method, a brave design inspiration. Stories about body image, size inclusivity, and queer identity, shared by a handful of wonderful authors and illustrators, invite you to sit down, read, and question.
Making Stories Magazine, strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. They love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.
Designs in issue 4 are:
- Acorn Shawl by Ash Albergin YOTH Yarns Daughter
- Bones Cardigan by Julie Robinson in BC Garn Loch Lomond
- Frostbeam Shawl by Marina Skua in Marina Skua Mendip DK
- Multitudes Hat by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp in Wing & A Prayer Farm Yarns
- Ribb-Party Socks by Renate Kamm in Tulliver Yarn High Twist Sock
- Sarcactus Sweater by Marina Skua in Marina Skua Mendip DK
- Starring The Difference Cardigan by Julia Exner in Walcot Yarns Opus
- Tauko Hat by Sari Nordlund in G-uld New Zealandsk Lammeuld
- Unity Cardigan by Crystal Hiatt in Erika Knight British Blue 100
- Wayfarer Shawl by Biches et Bûches Le Petit Lambswool
Making Stories ethos:
'We believe in choosing to use resources and capacities, be they human, environmental, social or financial, in a way that can be sustained in the long run. We believe in being aware of and actively reflecting on all parts of our (work) process and communicating them openly and honestly. We believe in treating all living beings involved in our work fairly, respectfully and lovingly and in caring about and for their physical and mental well-being. We believe in not discriminating against anyone based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, physical appearance, economic situation, education or any other factor, being mindful of what that means for their lives and their stories and working towards a world where everyone is free to create the life they wish to live.'