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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

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

June 2018 - Mark Making & Textile Design, Arounna Khounnoraj

5/11/2018
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Arounna shares with us her design process to build the beautiful patterns and designs found in her shop, Bookhou. We chat our upcoming workshop and what the term 'mark making' means, and how pivotal it is to textile design. Join us for an interview with our June 2018 artist lead! We are gearing up for a wonderful workshop. Learn more at: thecraftersbox.com

Duration:00:35:26

May 2018 - Embellishing with Floral Embroidery, Kristen Gula

4/10/2018
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Kristen walks us through her curated workshop to share more about the project she's built, the tools & materials she's included in each kit, and what about embroidery makes her THRIVE as an artist. Kristen has been practicing the art of embroidery for five years and has grown a loyal following due to her layered, almost 3D floral designs. We are so excited to share one of her unique patterns with you this month as well as the execution of building those flowers, and the technique of...

Duration:00:40:24

April 2018 - Shibori Indigo Dyeing, Rachel Denbow

3/11/2018
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Rachel Denbow walks us through our April workshop on Shibori Indigo Dyeing by giving us an introduction of our upcoming project, a bit of insight into her wonderful background in making (and her inspiration!), and where to take the technique of shibori and indigo dyeing next for future making. Thanks for listening in and learn more at: thecraftersbox.com.

Duration:00:28:58

March 2018 - Brass Mobiles, Sarah Perez

2/10/2018
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Sarah Perez walks us through her metal smithing process to build beautiful brass kinetic mobiles for the home. We learn about her background, more about her small business Electric Sun Creatives and what to expect in our March 2018 workshop! The Crafter's Box collaborates with artists monthly to feature digital workshops in unique crafting techniques, we pair those online workshops with a curated kit of tools & materials to build a project from start to finish. We’ve built this membership...

Duration:00:33:18

February 2018 - Punch Needle Art, Arounna Khounnoraj

1/11/2018
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In this episode we catch up with Arounna of Bookhou (@bookhou) who is leading our February 2018 Needle Punch Art Workshop. She shares with us her textile & fiber arts background, her design philosophy and journey, and how the small business collaboration she shares with her husband, John was started. We are especially inspired by her business story (to work, live, play and host a shop in one beautiful building in Toronto!) and her love of rug hooking & punch needle designs. Thanks for...

Duration:01:00:24

January 2018 - Cozy Knitted Pillows, Alison Abbey

12/13/2017
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In this episode we catch up with Alison Abbey, our featured maker for our January knitting workshop. We learn more about Alison's knitting background, her transition from the corporate world into running her own knitwear business and what inspires her with her chunky knit designs. Alison shares about what we'll find in this kit as well as a preview of her instructions for three wonderful beginner to advanced knitting techniques. We're looking forward to a cozy January!

Duration:00:44:06

A Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

12/4/2017
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A complete overview of our December 2017 Holiday Pop-Up Shop.

Duration:00:45:39

December 2017 - Jen Hewett, Silkscreen

11/10/2017
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Jen Hewett is a print maker, textile design and teacher joining us in December to teach silkscreening. In this episode, we chat about her home studio, a day-in-the-life, her journey to textile design and how she originally fell for screen printing. Jen shares about the tools & materials found in her curated kit and the process her hands-on video walks through in next month's workshop.

Duration:00:35:27

November 2017 - Shinah Chang, Gold Embellished Brush Pen Lettering

10/10/2017
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In this episode we chat with Shinah Chang, our November 2017 featured maker who shares with us more on her craft of brush pen lettering. Shinah shares her story from practicing as a corporate lawyer to transitioning into becoming a full time creative, a fascinating journey! In addition, we share on next month's project, curated tools & materials, and technique in detail. Learn more on Shinah's featured maker page.

Duration:00:44:40

October 2017 - Kristen Pumphrey, Fragrance Blending with Hand Poured Soy Candles

9/10/2017
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In this episode we meet with Kristen Pumphrey, founder of P.F. Candle Co. and our maker leading our October workshop. We chat small business growth, entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and an introduction to our October workshop (including the amazing tools & materials - fragrances! - she has curated). The Crafter's Box is a maker community leading workshops in sustainable, traditional, grown-up crafting techniques on a monthly basis. Learn more at: thecraftersbox.com.

Duration:00:40:44

September 2017 - Katelyn Morse, Intuitive Phases of the Moon

8/12/2017
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In this podcast episode we meet Katelyn Morse, our September featured maker who is leading a workshop in exploring creative intuition through the subject matter of moon phases. We discuss inspiration, creative background, starting a creative business from scratch (and lessons from it), and what it's like to live and be inspired by Nova Scotia, Canada (golden summers and cooold winters!). Thanks for joining us today.

Duration:00:32:54

August 2017 - Melissa Tolar, Low Relief Layered Clay Carving

7/15/2017
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In this episode we are chatting with Melissa Tolar of @aquestionofeagles as we explore next month's crafting technique: hand carving clay. Melissa shares with us a bit more on her background, business (that she co-owns with her husband), studio space, and what inspires her beautiful work. Join us to learn more about our August 2017 workshop.

Duration:00:30:05

A Pop-Up Shop! More on Our 2017 Summer Pop-Up Shop

6/24/2017
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We are sharing Pop-Up Shop details including the why, when, where and how as well as answering frequently asked questions. This episode includes an overview of the workshops and materials kits being released in our summer shop - enjoy!

Duration:00:33:40