Making Stories Magazine No. 7 - Joy
Making Stories Magazine is a German magazine (but published in English) that aims to showcase companies and makers who centre their work around sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity, tell their stories, educate and inspire crafters and enable them to make informed decisions.
Making Stories shares scenes that tell not just one story, knitwear that is shown on more than one body type, pieces that are being worn as we’d wear them in our everyday life. It publishes pieces from a diverse range of voices, is interested in exploring and learning from different perspectives and strengthening our community.
In Issue 7, the editors of Making Stories are focusing on joy - finding joy in the small and big things in life, in a new discovery or a renewed love, in knowing that even the smallest changes can have a huge impact on sustainability and the planet.
The 12 stunning patterns in this issue all represent something that makes the designer truly happy. They are love letters to a favourite technique, stitch pattern, garment or accessory type, shape or colour. Similarly, the articles in this issue are also love letters to finding joy in stitches and reclaiming what others deem to be waste.
Patterns by: Bérangère Cailliau, Clara Gleiss, Isabel Ale, Jill Thompson Beach, Marianne Munier, Marina Skua, Marina Storm, Marian Bulin, Marthe Forodden, Tania Dejoie, Tiffany Chen and Victoria Gerasimova.
What's so special about it?
Making Stories is a completely ad-free knitting magazine. Making Stories believes in preserving its independence when it comes to deciding who it features and works with by not accepting any ads for this magazine.
Making Stories is printed on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that is certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel cerfificate.
Production and fulfilment is kept as local as possible - the magazine is printed by Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte, the first printer to be certified with the Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as its shipping partner, both located in Berlin, home of Making Stories.
Language: English, 136 pages