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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Have you heard of @see_jane Little Retreats? It's a way to slow down and chat with new friends face to face all while enjoying delicious food and an opportunity to create with your hands. Her next Little Retreat will be on Dec 16, and we will be gold leafing my air plant holders. The whole night is going to be magical. Visit her blog (seejaneblog.com) for more info.
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.
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if you're in the #kc area this saturday, i'd love to see you at a @madewell1937 holiday shopping event i'm hosting at town center plaza. the awesome team at #madewelltowncenter will be providing some treats, and i'll be set up from 2-5 with a bunch of ceramics. it's time to start thinking of who you'll be shopping for this holiday season! i have lots of gift ideas for the people in your lives . . . roommates, girlfriends, sisters, moms, your favorite gal at the post office, you get the idea.
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.
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.