Craftcation 2024 Presenters
AJ YOUNG (PRONOUNS)
AJ Young is the owner of Big Shoulders Fiber Company in Fennville, MI. Big Shoulders offers creative workshops and classes founded on the belief that all humans are inherently creative and being an adult shouldn’t be boring. AJ’s teaching experience runs from textiles & fiber art, to general crafting, to the university classroom. He has been crafting since he was very young, but started knitting seriously in 2014 while working on his dissertation. That led to taking classes in quilting and bag-making and he was hooked. AJ dabbles in pretty much anything with fiber or textiles – dyeing, weaving, crochet, etc. – but also has a longstanding love for printmaking & mixed media, especially when fabric is involved.
His personal art practice is heavily influenced by modern, folk, and mixed media art; themes of history, identity, & documentation; as well as his love of books, language, and nature. AJ and his husband Han, a non-profit manager and yoga teacher, are currently working towards opening their own creative arts & yoga studio in SW Michigan. You can find Big Shoulders Fiber Co. on Instagram at @bigshouldersfiberco!
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ALLIE MASON (SHE/HER)
Allie Mason is an Instagram expert, researcher, and experienced copywriter and content producer having worked across government, journalism, wellness, radio and television production, and entrepreneurship for almost 15 years.
She is also the CEO of Something Greater® and Something Greater School of Social™, where she offers social media management, education, consulting, & speaking from her decade of experience working in social and running her own social media management agency.
Allie has become well-known in her industry for her deep understanding of social media insights and analytics, and her ability to optimize social media strategies that remain true to her clients’ values, individuality, and business goals.
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Alyson Toone-Aguilar (She/her)
Alyson Toone-Aguilar is the teaching artist behind Make it Work Crafts based in Los Angeles. Her 10 years of experience as an apparel designer in New York City has influenced her interest in showing the world that craft is STEAM. Alyson has always been a lifelong creator. She honed her craft at Columbus College of Art and Design where she earned her bachelors in Fashion Design. Since 2014, Alyson has taught at a variety of organizations from coast to coast. Most recently she has taught workshops for Craftcation 2022, Self Help Graphics and Art, and Craft Contemporary.
AMY TAN (she/her)
Small business owner, proud mama, and hand lettering enthusiast, Amy is the founder of Amy Tangerine, a brand fully committed to providing creatives with the tools and space to see the bright, shiny side of life. In her day-to-day, Amy makes sweet online content as well as thoughtful products designed to promote a colorful, positive message. Amy is the author of Craft A Life You Love, and launched a podcast of the same name. In March 2022, she released a book for kids ages 8 and up called Making Memories. She also teaches workshops all over the world, films YouTube videos, and consults with awesome brands including American Crafts, Avery, Amazon and more, all with the intention of building a sense of fun, positive energy and putting valuable resources out in the world for everyone to use. She loves any excuse to celebrate and spread happiness. You can meet Amy at the intersection of creativity, passion, and purpose.
ANA MANZANO FAIRBAIRN
As a Creative Strategist and Mentor Mama Bear, I have the privilege of helping makers scale their brands with sustainability, not burnout. I’m on a mission to make systems sexy and talking about money less taboo.
From bartending nights and building my handmade children’s apparel empire by day, to working tirelessly to get my products into Whole Foods & boutiques nationwide, to the epic journey of opening a store & workshop space — I’ve hustled, made mistakes, celebrated victories, and earned an MBA worth of lessons in small business.
Along with helping makers thrive, I’m a Mama to 2 human children and 3 canine ones. I love dancing hula & salsa, making fart jokes with my husband, and am on a lifelong search for the perfect bowl of noodles. And I can’t wait to meet you.
bethany bayless (SHE/HER)
Bethany Bayless is a graphic designer, illustrator, proud Mama of 2, and the creative mind behind Wildwind Lane.
For the past decade, Bethany traveled the world as a professional speaker, and emcee. But as it did for many, life took an unexpected turn in the wake of 2020. It marked the arrival of her first child, a global pandemic, as well as an abrupt ending to a career she built for years. That pivotal moment brought forth not only uncertainty but a new beginning as well.
During those uncertain times and early days of motherhood, Bethany turned to art and design as a form of therapy. As a way to encourage herself and others, she founded Wildwind Lane, a brand that seeks to cultivate kindness and encouragement through stickers, prints, stationary, wall hangings, and drinkware. Bethany believes that something as small as a sticker can brighten someone’s day and spread light to those who need it.
CHRISTY NELSON (SHE/HER)
Christy Nelson is the owner of Makit Takit, a craft studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. For the past several years she has made it into the space of her dreams and she can’t wait to see what is to come! Her store includes a splatter room, drop-in crafting, a full service yarn shop, and a sewing studio.
Christy loves to try just about anything crafty and has way too many unfinished projects. Her hobbies of choice mainly deal with the fiber arts (knitting, weaving, embroidery). Christy also spends her time doing strategic planning for her business and for others. She also can’t pass up an opportunity to welcome people to Lincoln. In 2022, she started Makit Together, a grown-up craft camp. Christy loves to travel, she has two mostly grown children, a professor husband, and you’ll likely meet her “Makit Mom” at Craftcation.
DARI LITCHMAN (SHE/HER)
Dari Litchman is an artist and crafts instructor in Brooklyn, NY. She also goes by her alias “The Craft Whisperer”. Dari has taught arts + crafts to people of all ages for 20+ years starting way back when in summer camp. Dari has led workshops with BUST MAGAZINE, BROOKLYN BRAINERY, BROOKFIELD PLACE, FROST VALLEY YMCA, CRAFTJAM, and has been featured in SWEET PAUL MAGAZINE.
Dari is the owner and operator of The Craft Salon, a super fun arts and crafts studio in Brooklyn, NY where the motto is #LETSMAKESTUFF. The studio caters to kids, adults, and in-between.
Dari loves making things and can often be seen sewing, knitting, decoupage-ing, decorating, embellishing, cutting, and gluing. She is partial to rainbows and glitter. Lots of glitter.
Dari lives in NY with her husband Jonathan, 15-year-old daughter Love, and a rescue dog named “Mister P”.
DAWLINE-JANE ONI-OSELEH (SHE/HER)
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is a first generation Afro-Caribbean visual artist and arts educator who lives and works on Ohlone land (Oakland, CA). Her work explores memory, history, and personal narratives.
A New York native, Ms. Oni-Eseleh attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and has exhibited her work in spaces across the United States and internationally. Her illustration work has been featured in The LA Times, ProPublica and Teen Vogue.
ELIZABETH TOWNSEND GARD (PRONOUNS)
Faye Weiss is a vintage-inspired maker of all things with needles and thread based in Flagstaff, AZ, who enjoys sharing her love of fiber arts with others through teaching and pattern design. She learned to knit at a young age and has spent more than a decade teaching knit and crochet classes. Feeling ready for something new during the chaos of the pandemic, Faye taught herself to sew and discovered the magic that is making your own clothes and lingerie. She can’t wait to help you gain the confidence and skills to create your own handmade wardrobe. When away from her home studio, Faye can be found cooking or traveling with her husband and three (spoiled) rescue dogs.
HEATHER KINNEY (she/her)
I’m Heather Kinney, the Animal-Inspired Artisan behind Heather Kinney Creations and Paint Your Pet Events! From a young age, I’ve explored creativity any way I could. After studying graphic design in college, I found that while I appreciated the technical aspects, my heart truly lies in creating art with my hands.
I ultimately found my niche in painting realistic pet portraits. Memorializing and creating heart healing gifts that pet owners can cherish for years to come has been my greatest honor.
In addition to my commissioned work, I also host Paint Your Pet Events, where I teach others how to paint their own portraits of their pets! Paint Your Pet Events stands out from the typical “Paint N Sip” because of it’s customized approach and because of how we give back! Attendees know that a portion their tickets go directly to local animal rescues and charities. Events are hosted at local craft breweries and animal charities helping to support other small businesses and having full circle impact on supporting the local community. I believe if we all do a little bit to support each other, we can do a lot!
So, whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, join us for a Paint Your Pet Event. Let’s paint, create, and give back together, making a difference that resonates far and wide!
Holly is the founder of Ecommerce Arcade, where you can level up your ecommerce game with strategy, design, and heart. She specializes in the Shopify ecommerce platform, as well as Klaviyo for ecommerce email marketing. She is an illustrator and branding designer, and has a decade of experience selling products online and in-person.
Holly springboarded into services after spending 10 years at the helm of her handmade business named Marshmueller, a line of accessories for babies and kids using colorful and quirky fabrics.
Holly lives in Astoria, Oregon (yes, where they filmed The Goonies!) with her husband, two children, a geriatric Pomeranian, and a rambunctious tuxedo kitty. On any given day, you may find Holly nerdin’ out- playing board games with her family, drawing, playing video games, gettin’ woo-woo with tarot and astrology, or squeezing in a round of golf.
She prefers pie over cake, but won’t say no to cake (unless it has coconut).
Janet LeBlanc is an accountant, financial educator, and the founder of Paper + Spark. Since 2014, she’s been designing bookkeeping templates and educational content to help makers, handmade sellers and creative entrepreneurs get more confident about running the financial side of their business. She’s passionate about empowering more women to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by more completely understanding their financial responsibilities as a business owner and actually feeling GOOD about their money.
Jennifer Priest is a prominent digital marketing strategist, educator, and Pinterest traffic expert specializing in helping online business owners get more results from the assets their business already has. Jennifer’s experience as an etsy shop owner, online course creator, blogger, influencer, and social media manager give her a unique understanding of the challenges of running and marketing a digital biz, which she brings to her work with bloggers and online businesses alike.
JESSIE KATZ GREENBERG
Jessie Katz Greenberg is a crafter, content creator, and craft educator currently located in NYC with her husband, 2 cats, and 2 hermit crabs. With 10+ years as a graphic designer and packaging director, she loves incorporating her design & typography skills into the crafts she’s been obsessed with since childhood, especially upcycling and embroidery.
Check out Jessie’s engaging craft videos @jessiekatzgreenberg on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest.
JOAN GOODSPEED (She/HER)
Joan is a long time professor, professional costumer, and YouTube host. Teaching sewing is what Joan does both in the classroom and for her YouTube show BreaknRemake. If you sew or want to learn BreaknRemake provides inclusive sewing education that removes the intimidation of learning something new and supports you on your creative journey to confidence and comfort. Plus, it’s FUN as hell!
Kate Kryder (She/Her) is the owner of Wild Cabins Unlimited. She’s also an artist, activist, and champion of locally-owned businesses. Her mission and business plan are focused on shopping small, supporting other women-owned businesses, and enhancing community-level economies.
She has always been a creative and dabbles in many crafts and mediums. Kate started making cyanotypes to decorate her bespoke airbnbs and fell in love with the art. This is Kate’s third Craftcation and she couldn’t be more thrilled to teach this year!
KATHERINE LEE (FEDEWA)
Katherine Lee is the designer behind the popular SweaterBabe.com line of knitting and crochet patterns. Her designs are known for their ultra feminine detailing, modern, yet timeless appeal, and flattering shapes. She loves to incorporate lots of lace and cable patterns to create patterns that are fun to knit or crochet and wear!
Her SweaterBabe designs are inspired by the beauty of a particular stitch pattern or yarn, as well as the “Southern California” vibe and style.
She sells her SweaterBabe knitting and crochet patterns (over 300 designs!) at SweaterBabe.com, and through Ravelry and some of the major online yarn shops. Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting on the Go! books, in several crochet books from Lark Books, and in her own book, SweaterBabe’s Fabulous and Flirty Crochet.
Katherine also loves to teach knitting and crochet. She’s taught at yarn stores, as well as through private and group lessons, in Los Angeles. She now resides in Orange County with her husband and 3 teenage daughters. When she’s not working on her pattern designs or teaching, she’s cooking, sewing (Covid hobby!), hanging out with her family and friends, or playing lots of pickleball!
When my husband and I were dating, he bought me my first camera and told me to follow my dream. Fifteen years later, photography is still my greatest passion.
After shooting weddings for over a decade, I pivoted my focus on lifestyle and brand photography. Connecting with people and capturing their stories is my favorite thing in the world, and the greatest compliment a client can give me is that I make him/her feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Huntington Beach, CA is where I call home. When I’m not working, you can find me waiting in the carpool line at pickup, creating a new dish from leftovers or soaking in a bubble bath, glass of wine in one hand and a good book in the other.
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Katie Mac is a maker, marketer and Mama living in Atlanta with her husband, two kids and maniacal dog. She started her professional career working for large corporations like IBM and Rolling Stone Magazine before finding her niche working for and with small businesses. She believes in shopping small, eating local and always roots for the underdog. Her love languages include tacos, sarcasm, travel, and flavored potato chips. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie-in-training, developed a love of cooking from her (healthy and not at all weird) obsession with Gordon Ramsay and loves to try new and adventurous foods.
When she’s not wearing the many hats in her role as COO + Director of Digital at Dear Handmade Life, you can find her crafting all the things with her mini-me daughter, watching soccer and The Office reruns with her teenage son, binging ALL the true crime with her husband, cheering on her beloved (and newly crowned National Champion) Georgia Bulldogs and (2021 World Series Champion) Atlanta Braves and squeezing in as much time with her girl gang as possible.
kelly affleck (She/her)
Kelly of Tomato Tomato Creative, helps kids and adults alike unlock their creative selves with, DIY craft kits and creative workshops. Her workshops are based on the process of art and creative exploration to boost one’s own inspiration.
kerry burki (She/her)
Kerry Burki is the author of Tend To Your Vibration: Learn how to use nature, breath, thoughts, imagination, and energy to get unstuck and into the flow of life. She helps people create more intuitive, creative, magical, and impactful lives. She also teaches about the law of attraction at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Kerry lives in Arizona with her husband, two kids, and numerous pets. She loves people, art, mystery books, and decorating her home. Learn more at www.kerryburki.com.
Laura Lambert is a content creator, Cricut Crafter, and Etsy shop owner based near Nashville, TN. She is wife to Matt, Mom to Henry and Hallie, and dog-mom to her favorite “good boy”, Flynn. Early in 2020, while everyone was learning to live differently, Laura found joy in Cricut crafting. After receiving a Cricut for Mother’s Day, she quickly became hooked and began to share her projects on TikTok. 10 followers turned to 10,000, then 100,000, and now over 350,000 people show up at her virtual crafting table as part of the Happy Crafting Crew. Thousands of comments shared the unifying voice that they “just weren’t creative” or that they hadn’t taken their Cricut out of the box for fear of messing up. Thus, the mission of the Happy Crafting Crew is simple: “If I can do it, you can too”. We are all designed to be creative, but sometimes we just need a little reminding.
Laura’s specialty is teaching custom SVG creation through tools such as Canva, Procreate, and Inkscape. She runs an Etsy shop called Happy Crafting Crew where she sells her own designs and custom apparel. Laura’s passion is to equip people to find their creative voice and use it well. Follow her on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube as @itslauralambert, or shoot her an email to connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marisa Lynch is a Los Angeles based blogger and author of the book “New Dress A Day” published by Random House. When she’s not sifting through vintage bling at the flea market, you can find her scrolling through Instagram while waiting on line at Starbucks (say hi @newdressaday), behind a sewing machine with Dua Lipa playing on Spotify, or hanging out with her newborn son, doing late night feeds with episodes of Succession keeping them company.
She’s been featured in the NY Times, Glamour, and on Anderson Cooper, but her most beloved moment was when Rihanna called her vintage Harley Davidson t-shirt badass.
Marlo Miyashiro (@imakecutestuff) is a jeweler, crafter, teacher, product photographer, and crafts business mentor at Creative Arts Consulting where she helps emerging artists find their next best step toward growing their creative businesses. She was the organizer for the Seattle area Etsy sellers team for 10 years, taught classes on CreativeLive, and is currently co-owner and managing director of The Handmade Showroom and Bezel & Kiln – two retail gift galleries established in 2015 and 2019 whose overall mission is to #elevatehandmade by showcasing highly curated collections of more than 200 artists from all over the US and abroad.
Michelle Feileacan is a parent, a maker, an artist, and small business owner. When she’s not running her shop, she’s at the metalsmithing bench, spending time with her teens, working in the garden, floating on the river, drawing, crafting or eating tacos. She believes that art and creativity bring joy, insight and healing and that all people can tap into creative expression. She has taught beading, sewing, block printing, photography and many other artistic and technical skills.
Monica known in the sewing community as That’s Sew Monica. Born and raised in New York City with roots from Ghana, West Africa, she took up sewing to connect to her late mother. She has a passion for sewing and the sewing community. She is one of the owners of Sewrority Wear, LLC a sewing apparel and novelty company. She hosts monthly sew-a-longs called SEWYOURVIEW and monthly in person sewing meetup called Project Sew. Her YouTube series “On the Road with That’s Sew Monica” highlights the Dallas area fabric and fashion district. Monica’s leadership lead her to form Black Makers Matter, A coalition of black makers united to bring about and implement cultural transformation in the sewing and crafting industry.
Monique Malcolm (SHE/HER)
Monique Malcolm is an author, podcaster, and product designer with bringing ideas to life. She’s the founder of Take Tiny Action, developing productivity tools and a podcast that helps people use small action steps to propel them toward achieving their goals. A frequent speaker at conferences and other events, Monique loves to motivate audiences to “not let fear have all the fun in their lives.”
She lives in Florida with her husband and son. When she’s not working, she loves soaking up the sun at the beach or hopping onto her bike for a spin class.
Nache’ Snow is a podcaster, online educator, and maker. Through the years, she’s sold her handmade goods and digital products via various mediums (all while having a full-time job). She also loves to blog, journal, and make videos. Her website NacheSnow.com is a resource website that helps crafters, makers, and creatives pursue their passion by arming them with the best advice about productivity, journaling, and running a creative business so they can effectively accomplish their dreams.
To assist creators with this journey, she created the Life Cleanse Journal to help women focus on ten areas of their lives and take action. She also does this through her Studio 78 podcast, where she interviews everyday women doing extraordinary things; it focuses on finding, pursuing, and building your creative passion or next business endeavor.
Natalie Keller Pariano is a lettering artist, educator, and NatterDoodle‘s Chief Sprinkler of Positivity Confetti. She has been described as the Kimmy Schmidt of paper – colorful, quirky, socially conscious, and FUN!
After 10 years in higher education at Denison University, most recently as the Dean of Co-Curricular Design, Natalie moved to pursue entrepreneurship full-time with her brand NatterDoodle, featuring Natalie’s fresh take on wordplay and celebrates themes of joy and justice. You can find NatterDoodle’s stationery and lifestyle goods like stickers, stationery, art prints, and other giftables at more than 200 shops nationwide, as well as its flagship store and working studio in Columbus, Ohio. Her designs can also be spotted at retailers like Apple, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Ross, & Tuesday Morning.
Natalie hosts a sold out series of creative workshops or “Pen Parties” across the country at art studios, universities, and with some of your favorite brands like JetBlue, lululemon, Twitch, Abbott, and Big Lots. With a popular Instagram (@natterdoodles) known for it’s rainbow theme, knack for storytelling, and a keen eye for color, Natalie has carved out a place as an artist to watch and alongside her sidekick (rescue pup Confetticine Alfredo), Natalie is one of Columbus’ most colorful personalities and everyone’s online bestie.
Nicole Stevenson is a multi-passionate creative, middle-aged first-time mama, impostor syndrome warrior, Korean BBQ connoisseur and the CEO and creative director at Dear Handmade Life.
Nicole’s desire to help other creatives pursue their dream business and discover the joy of making led her away from her own handmade business and into teaching, consulting, running her own workshop studio and eventually co-founding Dear Handmade Life in 2007. Now, she connects, educates and shortens the learning curve for other creatives by sharing what she’s learned through the Dear Handmade Life events like Craftcation Conference, Patchwork Show and Camp Dear Handmade Life, blog and podcast. She has a BA and an MA in English and a dual “PhD” in crafting to keep your sanity and badass business skills from the School of Life.
Rachael Duran is the owner/maker at thunder textile. Her interests include macrame, printmaking, marbling, and knitting but her true passion is working with dye. She’s a self taught dyer and works exclusively with natural fiber textiles. Whenever she’s not starting a new project or tackling a new craft she’s having fun with her husband and daughter.
Rebeca Mojica is an award-winning jewelry artist, instructor and best-selling author who has been designing and teaching chainmaille jewelry since 2002. She started her crafts supplies business, Blue Buddha Boutique, as very-part-time side hustle, and nine years later, the company generated $1M in annual sales. Driven by a strong desire to reach the next generation of crafters, Rebeca partnered with a toy manufacturer to create Linkt Craft Kits, the first line of chainmaille jewelry kits for children aged 8 and up. Before moving to sunny Los Angeles, she had a retail storefront in Chicago and helped produce the long-running indie artisan fair The DIY Trunk Show. Rebeca is a person with many passions, and when she’s not linking tiny metal rings, you might find her powerlifting, clumsily playing the handpan, training her cat, reading about cosmology, contemplating fractals, riding her bike or learning all she can about whatever her latest special interest is.
Rebecca is a web designer and WordPress consultant for handmade business owners. She teaches handmade sellers how to expand beyond Etsy and launch their own e-commerce website.
With an art degree in graphic design, Rebecca has designed branding, print collateral, and built websites for all sorts of small businesses. She has experience building sites on a variety of web design platforms such as Drupal, Shopify, Weebly, etc., but has been focused on WordPress since 2013.
Late in 2015 Rebecca started a handmade soap business and joined several Facebook Groups for makers in business. She quickly noticed a recurring post topic brought up again and again: Handmade sellers were struggling with the tech and creating their own website!
Since 2016 Rebecca has been dedicated to empowering handmade sellers elevate and take control of their businesses with their own website. Rebecca offers an online program teaching handmade business owners how to DIY their e-commerce website like a pro as well as done-for-you website design services.
Sarah started her career in New York in 1999 as a graphic designer at Wieden + Kennedy. Sarah has spent 20+ years in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles working for brands and agencies including M•A•C Cosmetics, The Gap, Nike, Morgans Hotel Group, Laird + Partners, Sid Lee, The Drake Hotel and Bruce Mau Design.
Sarah has used her experience as an agency and brand Art Director to come up with her signature handmade paper piecework. Sarah combines both analogue and digital collage. Sarah loves working with typography and language and always has a notebook in her back pocket to record words and phrases she hears that inspire her. The combination of bold typography and beautiful images are reminiscent of her years as an art director.
Sarah has attended Craftcation twice and has never taken a class she didn’t love and returns home with a new toolbox of skills. She looks forward to meeting you and making together!
Shannon is what you might call a craftasaurus rex. In other words, she’s never met a craft she didn’t like. Once upon a time, she owned a knit shop in Portland, Oregon, and once upon another time, she designed knitting patterns. Now, Shannon helps run an amazing dyehouse, Knitted Wit, and a burgeoning craft shop, the Craft Emporium, while teaching the crafts she loves: weaving & embroidery currently. One of her favorite things to do is to share her love of craft with others, and see that lightbulb of craftiness come on.
Sharon J. Burton is a visual artist, art curator, poet, podcaster, teaching artist and certified creativity coach based in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. As a visual artist, her work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions locally, regionally and nationally since 2006 and can be found in private collections across the country. She has shared her poetry at open mics in the DC area and her work was recently published in an anthology of poems entitled “Kaleidoscope: Women of Color Reflecting on Life”, published by Esther Productions, Inc. in 2022.
As a creativity coach, teaching artist and workshop facilitator, Sharon has focused on reaching people at mid-life by encouraging them to rediscover and reclaim their creative passions through creative aging and The Artist’s Way courses. Sharon serves as the host of the Spark Your Creative podcast focusing on midlife artists, writers and creatives who are impacting the world with their creative work.
Sharon received her Creativity Coaching Certification from the Creativity Coaching Association which she is a member. She was among 40 creativity coaches from around the globe to contribute to the book “Inside Creativity Coaching”, edited by Eric Masiel (Routledge Books) the first-ever case study examination of the art and practice of creativity coaching.
Sharon is the author of a new book, “Creative Sparks: 21 Affirmations & Inspiration for Creativity at Midlife” (Swiner Publishing) which is scheduled to be published in early 2024.
Tabitha Harper is an artist and illustrator, studio owner, and lover of all things creative! Her driving passion is sharing the joy of creativity with kids (and the young at heart). She has taught art independently for over a decade, and has enjoyed opportunities teaching nationally for Michaels.com and Plaza Arts Online. There aren’t many art endeavors she hasn’t tried – but among her favorites are watercolor painting, printmaking & ceramics. Running McHarper Manor Studio and her online art club is a busy job, but when she’s not working you’ll probably find her somewhere outside in nature. Her crowning achievements include being mom to 4 awesome humans, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and the wife of a really cool co-studio owner.
Teresa Remple has been working with and making a living from her textile work for over 30 years. She began Texture Clothing 21 years ago and has been using sustainable fabrics and working towards zero waste since then. She became a certified life coach and is now specifically coaching makers. Teresa’s mission is to support makers, by asking open-ended questions which unlock different perspectives, so that they may realize their passions and accomplish their goals. Check out both TextureClothing.com and CraftALifeYouLove.com.