Making Stories Magazine features companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. You’ll enjoy their love for telling stories that inspire crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.
Issue 5 explores the hidden qualities of plants and nature to shed a light on the essential role they have for us and the planet. The 12 knitwear designs featured in this issue celebrate nature in all its glorious ways through texture, shape and form. There are 5 lovely garments designs, 2 sock patterns, 1 for a pair of mitts, 2 beautiful shawls, 1 beret and a gorgeous shawl in The Fibre Co. Luma called Watershed.
All images are the work of photographer Melinda Dela Costa.
DESIGNS in Issue 5 include:
In addition to the designs, Making Stories Issue 5 has the following essays and illustrations:
Marina Skua celebrates the first signs of spring in her beautiful poem “Emerging”
Camille Rosselle explores the connection of fiber and music in her comic “The Song”
Inês Peixoto dives into the threads that connect fiber and nature in her essay “Material Connections”
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MAKING STORIES MAGAZINE?
They are the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. They believe in preserving their independence when it comes to deciding who they feature and work with through not accepting any ads for the magazine.
The magazine is printed on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.