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The Crafter's Box is a subscription membership project for those that love to make. Monthly, The Crafter's Box features an expert maker and a new crafting technique. Our makers curate a box of materials and tools, and build an online workshop so that members can learn about and craft a specialized project. Here's where we share about our featured maker as well as the unique materials and specialty tools that can be found in each box. Welcome!

The Crafter's Box is a subscription membership project for those that love to make. Monthly, The Crafter's Box features an expert maker and a new crafting technique. Our makers curate a box of materials and tools, and build an online workshop so that members can learn about and craft a specialized project. Here's where we share about our featured maker as well as the unique materials and specialty tools that can be found in each box. Welcome!
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The Crafter's Box is a subscription membership project for those that love to make. Monthly, The Crafter's Box features an expert maker and a new crafting technique. Our makers curate a box of materials and tools, and build an online workshop so that members can learn about and craft a specialized project. Here's where we share about our featured maker as well as the unique materials and specialty tools that can be found in each box. Welcome!

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English


Episodes

November 2019 - Wood Burning, Rachel Strauss

10/11/2019
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This month's workshop is an introduction to wood burning with artist Rachel Strauss. We are exploring the wonderful art of pyrography through the careful instruction of a maker with years of creative experience behind a pyrography soldering iron. This workshop guides how to use an advanced temperature-controlled tool to burn on substrates such as wood, leather and cork. We are so excited to have you join us with this project as we dive into exploring wood burning. Learn More on Rachel's...

Duration:00:25:04

October 2019 - Basket Weaving, Anne Weil

9/11/2019
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Welcome to an introduction to basket weaving with artist Anne Weil of Flax & Twine. Anne is an expert maker of all things fiber and has developed a love for working with natural materials. Using a clean and simple design style, Anne crafts pieces for home, for play, for gifts and for fun. We are introducing multiple basket weaving techniques and a variety of natural materials to explore, explore, explore. This podcast dives further in Anne's artistic journey from her transition from...

Duration:00:26:53

September 2019 - A Watercolor & Gouache Flower Girl, Sarah Simon

8/10/2019
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Welcome to an introduction to watercolor and gouache with artist Sarah Simon. Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her urban garden of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah creates lush watercolor paintings in a unique, artistic style that has captured an international following. This podcast dives further in Sarah's artistic journey and the origination of The Mint Gardener. Learn More: https://thecraftersbox.com/2019-09-featured-maker/

Duration:00:44:12

Modern Stained Glass, Lauren Earl - A Premium Workshop

8/8/2019
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Let's explore stained glass art. Lauren Earl is a stained glass artist designing unique, hand-crafted glass pieces that are both decorative and functional. In this premium workshop, Lauren breaks down how to work with glass from start to finish making this gorgeous, traditional art approachable and accessible. Lauren brings a modern edge to her medium - often combining colored glass with alternative metals, mirrored pieces and architectural designs to create simple and stunningly creative...

Duration:00:35:03

August 2019 - Large Scale Floral Illustrations, Alli Koch

7/13/2019
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We sat down with Alli Koch to discuss her creative past, her passion for iconic floral design, and overcoming a perfectionist nature. After graduating college Alli began making art for herself, then selling to her family, and quickly realized she had created her ultimate dream job. Today, Alli's designs can be found on several murals and in stores across the country. Listen in to get ready for a wonderful upcoming workshop! Thanks for joining us.

Duration:00:31:25

July 2019 - Handcrafted Paper Foliage, Corrie Beth Hogg

6/11/2019
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Corrie shares about her upcoming workshop focused on detailed, life-like paper houseplants. Her creativity stems from two favorite passions: beautiful botanicals and a love for all things paper crafting. Corrie Beth Hogg currently lives in Brooklyn and works out of her home studio where she practices crafting across many different mediums. We dive into Corrie's background, her recently published book, her love of all things the intricacies of plants and how she balances all that she takes on...

Duration:00:25:09

June 2019 - Color Blocked Acrylic Landscapes, Colleen Elizabeth

5/15/2019
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In this podcast episode we welcome acrylic landscape artist Colleen Elizabeth, our featured maker in June, to our monthly interview series. We also introduce our MARKETPLACE and our first ever premium workshop! A Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop that delves deep into handwoven goods. Colleen shares about the curation of her kit as we explore the tools & materials featured with more depth. We chat her daily inspiration, a bit more on her background, and studio practice. Through each of our...

Duration:00:55:50

Rigid Heddle Weaving, Rachel Snack - A Premium Workshop

5/4/2019
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In our VERY first premium workshop, we're collaborating with weaver Rachel Snack to introduce rigid heddle weaving with a detailed digital workshop and a tools & materials kit to learn a brand new medium. In this interview, Rachel shares more about her background, her weaving history & education, and what inspires her to create the beautiful textiles and hand woven designs she's most known for. This kit in particular is so special - it features a New Zealand beechwood Ashford loom as well...

Duration:00:56:30

May 2019 - Linocut Printmaking, Aftyn Shah

4/12/2019
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In this episode, we have the opportunity to sit down with Aftyn Shah of @riseandwander to learn more about the detailed, digital workshop and curated kit of tools & materials she's built for our Linocut Printmaking Workshop. Aftyn shares about her printmaking process using mounted linoleum and specialized carving tools to capture slices of nature. Living just outside of Philadelphia with her family, Aftyn is inspired by the Great Outdoors - family adventures, favorite hikes and moments...

Duration:00:36:43

April 2019 - Wrapped Fiber Rainbows, Mandi Smethells

3/13/2019
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In this episode we chat with Mandi Smethells, our featured artist behind the beautiful sculptural works of fiber we're building together. She's curated a unique kit of tools & materials that come from years of experience and play. Learn more! https://thecraftersbox.com/2019-04-featured-maker/

Duration:00:25:24

March 2019 - Fluid Alcohol Ink Art, Ashley Mahlberg

3/6/2019
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This March, we are exploring alcohol ink art with artist Ashley Mahlberg of Ink Reel. Ashley specializes in creating beautiful fluid art full of movement and color - using isopropyl alcohol and richly pigmented inks, Ashley uses a heat gun and air to move her work across the surface of her gesso boards or Yupo paper. We have curated a kit of tools & materials to compliment Ashley's digital tutorial this month. In this episode we discuss Ashley's inspiration, background, studio space,...

Duration:00:27:02

February 2019 - Geometric Wood Pattern Play, Nicole Sweeney

1/28/2019
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In February of 2019, we're exploring woodworking with artist Nicole Sweeney. The iconic shape found throughout Nicole's work is a triangle - she uses this shape to create all sorts of beautiful art for the home by manipulating it's color, contrast, size and placement. We're going to play and explore next month using Nicole's guidance. Let's learn more about Nicole's artistic background, what inspires her and how she has grown through her own creative journey into the artist & teacher that...

Duration:00:41:34

January 2019 - Knit Floor Pouf, Alison Abbey

12/18/2018
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In this episode, we're chatting knitting and the unique tools & materials shared in this workshop to build a custom knit floor pouf. Alison shares about her home in Montreal, how she started knitting and what inspires her. Join us! And can't wait to see your knit projects. Learn more: https://thecraftersbox.com/2019-01_featured-maker/

Duration:00:24:04

December 2018 - Wooden Spoon Carving

11/23/2018
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In this episode artist Melanie Abrantes introduces us to the art of carving. Melanie is leading a workshop in shaping, whittling, sanding and finishing a beautiful custom wooden spoon and we use this episode to dive deeper! Melanie shares about her art background, her journey to wooden turning & carving, her Oakland studio and what she loves about the art she practices. We explore the unique kit of tools & materials Melanie has designed and the makers behind them. Melanie shares with us a...

Duration:00:35:51

November 2018 - Hand Quilting, Elise Cripe

10/11/2018
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In this episode we explore our upcoming Hand Quilting Workshop with maker Elise Cripe of @elisejoy. Elise shares with us her love of quilt making and sewing, and how crafting in general brings balance and creativity to her busy life. Elise shares why hand quilting is so historically special and what makes stitching and 'binding' truly unique to the art of quilting in general. Learn more at thecraftersbox.com.

Duration:00:40:43

October 2018 - Cut Paper Art, Maude White

9/10/2018
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In today's episode we're chatting with cut paper artist Maude White to learn more about her background, inspiration and what's included in her curated kit. We learn more about the history and background of cut paper art from around the world. The art of paper cutting is incredibly diverse and has been practiced for a very long time: It first originated in the 4th century CE in China during the Han Dynasty. In the 13th century it came to Europe via Germany and Switzerland with folded...

Duration:00:30:51

September 2018 - Pibione Tapestry Weaving, Lindsey Campbell

8/20/2018
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We're learning more about our September Featured Maker - Lindsey Campbell - and her beautiful technique of Pibione Tapestry Weaving. Lindsey is a weaver from Northern California and has curated a kit of thoughtfully sourced tools & materials to accompany this workshop. In this episode, we're learning more about Lindsey's background and our upcoming workshop. Learn more: thecraftersbox.com More on Sardinian Arts: https://sardinianarts.com

Duration:00:22:41

August 2018 - Leather Tanning & Stamping, Julie Rais Ellis

7/22/2018
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In August, we are exploring leather craftsmanship with Julie Rais Ellis of Rais Case. Julie builds beautiful custom leather goods such as handbags, wallets, accessories and journal covers as part of her leather practice, she sells Rais Case through her e-commerce shop as well as in her Southern California storefronts. She's built a 'DIY Studio' in her Oceanside space so that customers can customize their pieces. In this workshop we're taking those DIY principles even further through a...

Duration:00:30:27

July 2018 - Travel Sketching & Painting, Chelsea Ward

7/16/2018
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We're chatting with Chelsea, our July featured maker and the artist behind Sketchy Notions. She shares with us what she finds so valuable and special in creating a daily creativity practice through sketching and why travel sketching & painting is such a wonderful way to capture the world around you. Learn more on our website: thecraftersbox.com. Enjoy!

Duration:00:28:16

A Pop-Up Shop! Sharing more about our Summer 2018 Pop-Up Shop

6/13/2018
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We're hosting our semi-annual one week online Pop-Up Shop! This episode offers an introduction of what you'll find in our store as well as details on shipping, membership and other frequently asked questions.

Duration:00:19:24