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From traditional crafters to trend-setting typographers, these women have turned artistry into enterprise, and showcase their creative lifestyles in Instagram


9 women “makers” to follow on Instagram

June 22, 2015

1. @arielealasko
A woodworker living in Brooklyn, New York, Ariele Alasko‘s hobby of making furniture in her living room eventually became her full-time job. Her Instagram account is a steady stream of new work, from hand-carved spoons to impressively intricate wall-hangings.


2. @woolandthegang
Founded by Aurelie Popper and Jare Harwood, Wool and the Gang is a sustainable knitting company  that’s powered by a community of makers all over the world. Their Instagram account is proof that knitting is much more than your grandmother’s hobby.


3. @ameliemancini
French artist  Amelie Mancini is a textile designer, woodworker painter, and self-described “maker of things.” Her Instagram account is a testament to her many creative talents.

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4. @homsweethom
California-born Lauren Hom is known for her wonderfully colorful designs and lettering, and has made a career working with big clients like Starbucks. True to her motto “work hard, snack often,” her Instagram account is a mix of artful design and tasty-looking edibles.


5. @linda_lomelino
Expert baker, photographer, and cookbook author Linda Lomelino‘s combined talent for photography and baking has put her on the map in her native Sweden and internationally. Her Instagram photos are richly and beautifully composed.


6. @light_and_ink
Lisa Holbrook Lewis is the imaginative mind behind Light and Ink, a studio based out of Utah that offers a slew of handmade prints and wooden wares. Lewis’s Instagram provides a peek behind the scenes in her studio.


7. @theobjectenthusiast
Created by Omaha-based ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt, The Object Enthusiast is a collection of unique ceramic items that are for sale on Etsy. Reinhardt’s Instagram offers a look behind her innovative approach to a traditional craft.


8. @missmengly
Mengly Hernandez is a fashion stylist and textile designer whose Instagram account is an eclectic mix of colorful patterns and paintings that lend inspiration to her collection of scarves.

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9. @katie_gong
Katie Gong is an interior designer and installation artist who’s been making furniture since she was a kid. Her Instagram is a look at life in her wood shop.