MAKERS PROJECT — FRIENDS OF SOCKTOPUS

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Say hello to Maker number four. Friends of Socktopus owner Clarity Miller turned lemons into lemonade when she was diagnosed with a rare and serious kidney disease which made it impossible to have a “regular” job. Instead, she decided to get to work on something she loved: sewing! Her colorful shop offers pages and pages of cheerful stuffed friends — from foxes, owls and elephants to sock monkeys, octopi and wiener dogs. We just cannot get over how adorable those wiener dogs are, even now that we have a full litter of our own in the studio.
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All of Clarity's items are handmade at her home in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. We have three different Lotta Jansdotter doggies available in our Brooklyn Work + Shop for $36 each. Stop by and say hello!

 

8/13/13

Makers Project — Oonala

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On to Maker number three! Karen Sairanen of Washington, North Carolina, started making fabric bonnets for her own daughters 40 years ago. She went on to study Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University and got a Master's Degree in Textiles at Cornell University. From there, she has worked as a weaver, teacher and more. It wasn't until years later, when those bonnets were passed down to her grandchildren and she received so many encouraging comments, that she decided to make them again under the name Oonala. We're so glad she did! She says they are the perfect cover up for windy days and are great for going under gaping hoods and helmets.
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Each bonnet is made of cotton and is reversible and washable. We have two styles in our shop — both made from Lotta Jansdotter fabrics, of course! They are one size fits all and cost $36. Come and get them now in our Brooklyn Work + Shop!