Issue 4 is an invitation to take a look at the craft we love and share as a way of challenging the status quo, changing standards that no longer serve us, and, yes, subverting the norm.
In it, you’ll find 10 accessory and garment patterns that do just that by introducing us to a new technique, a unique construction method, or a brave design inspiration. Stories about body image, size inclusivity, and queer identity invite you to sit down, read, and question.
With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support.
BC Garn - Loch Lomond
Biches et Bûches - Le Petit Lambswool
Erika Knight - British Blue 100
G-uld - New Zealandsk Lammeuld
Marina Skua - Marina Skua Mendip DK
Tulliver Yarn - High Twist Sock
Walcot Yarns - Opus
Wing & A Prayer Farm Yarns
YOTH Yarns - Daughter
Hanna Lisa Haferkamp
They're (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. They believe in preserving our independence when it comes to deciding who they feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine.
They are printing 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.
They're keeping production and fulfilment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as their printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as their fulfilment and shipping partner, both in Berlin.
Making Stories GmbH is an independent knitwear design publisher based in Berlin. They believe in choosing to use resources and capacities, be they human, environmental, social or financial, in a way that can be sustained in the long run. They believe in being aware of and actively reflecting on all parts of their (work) process and communicating them openly and honestly. They believe in treating all living beings involved in their work fairly, respectfully and lovingly and in caring about and for their physical and mental well-being. They believe in not discriminating against anyone based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, physical appearance, economic situation, education or any other factor, being mindful of what that means for their life and their stories and working towards a world where everyone is free to create the life they wish to live.