"Step out of your comfort zone because that's where the magic happens!" Feeling emotional drained from the full-time job she was working at, Netherlands-based fiber artist Alejandra Croes decided to take the leap of faith and do what she is most passionate about, macramé.
"My advice is to wait for great opportunities and then seize it!" When the opportunity to participate in a young entrepreneur deign contest came knocking at her door, Polish weaver Wiktoria Nowak walked right into it...
"Don't let insecure thoughts ruin something amazing." – Like many, yarn crafter Lindsay Oncken struggled with the feelings of inadequacy when she first started out.
If there's someone that can make animals look like real (they can literally pop out!) on fabric, that would be Emillie Ferris...
Combing her love for interiors and crafts, Netherlands based blogger and author Lisanne Multem creates gorgeous knitted and crocheted work ranging from chunky knitted throws, cushions, poufs and crocheted cacti (our favourite!).
Bursting with lots of colors and personality, California-based weaver Farron Feiner's works are inspired by her outdoors experiences...
"I was saved by embroidery!" – Going through a difficult period of her life, embroidery became an outlet for fiber artist Kristen Gula to channel her negative emotions into something physical and get her back on the right tracks of life.
Inspired by cities she have visited in her younger days, different cultures and memories of her home country, Portland-based fiber artist Laura Rosado Virues's works give us that feeling of goosebumps when we first caught eyes on them.
"Reversing the roles is such a huge weight off my shoulders, and if not now then when?" Having to quit her job might not have been a choice for New Orleans based weaver, Kat King, but we love her "not now then when?" mentality to jump straight into realising her crafting dream.
"If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life." Having worked in the advertising and public relations industry for 15 years, New Jersey based macramé artist, Cindy Bokser never quite felt the sense of euphoria from her day job as compared to making things with her own hands.
"You have to start somewhere to make it anywhere." To many, the first step will seem like a huge (and often terrifying) hurdle to cross. And it's no exception for Canadian based weaver Lucy Poskitt when she was asked by a curator to teach a workshop at an exhibition where her works were showcased.
By just looking at the thousands of small knots that make up Gabrielle Diamantis's macramé works, we can assuredly say that she's in a different league from the rest.
We always have a soft spot for products that are born out of a collaboration with different artists. So when we heard about the concept behind GUR, we were immediately sold on.
We always have great respect for mums, and more so, mums that juggle between caring for their family and pursuing their passion in crafting.
From creating macramé pieces as a form of stress relief to building a business around it, Swedish artist Fanny Zedenius sure has found her dream job through a craft she believes chose her instead of the contrary. Converting her addiction of crafting into a professional job...
"If you don't like where you are, then change it." That's what Monika Kalinowska did, leaving behind her full time job and dive right into a passion that makes her feel alive.