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The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)
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The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)

I’m really excited to be welcoming Kyle Kunnecke to the blog today! Kyle is a fibre artist, with a specialism in knitting – and his skills are insane. Living in San Francisco, he leads workshops and is a passionate advocate for public health awareness. And guess what?! Kyle is visiting the UK in a few weeks’ time to lead a series of workshops at the Loch Ness Knit Fest! It’s shaping up to be an amazing event – if you’re in the…

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The Toolshed Project Lee John Phillips interview
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Man Crafts: Interview with Lee John Phillips from The Toolshed Project

I’ve got something a little unusual for this month’s Man Crafts interview, which I’m really excited to share with you guys! I’m talking to the amazing Lee John Phillips, who is embarking on a one-man mission to draw every single item in his late grandfather’s cluttered shed. Aptly named The Toolshed Project, the task involves three simple rules: If the item can be picked up and doesn’t crumble – draw it. If the packet/container has been opened, then empty it,…

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MannKraft weekend retreats | Interview with The Crafty Gentleman
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A chat with the MannKraft DIY team

I’m really excited to share this month’s Man Crafts interview, courtesy of the team at the Belgium-based startup MannKraft. Aside from the similarity in name, I was super psyched to be working with the team because their mission statement is so similar to my own. The team run craft and DIY retreats, aimed at getting more people (men included!) into the world of crafting. So of course, I was very eager to talk to them to learn a little more……

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Urban Chic magazine
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Interview with Jessie from Urban Chic magazine

Last week, I revealed that I’ve been offered a magazine column in a new magazine called Urban Chic. If you didn’t see it, then go check out that post first! Anyway, I thought I should shed a bit more light onto what the magazine is all about, how/why I got involved, and who else I’m working with. Who best to tell you all this, than the person who started it all up?! So, without further ado, here’s what Jessie-Ann Lewis,…

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Hop Shots beer: a Man Crafts interview with Jason Booth
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Man Crafts interview: Hop Shots beer kits

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, we’re talking beer! I’m welcoming Jason Booth, from Hop Shots, to talk about his online business selling dry-hop kits. First established in September 2013, Hop Shots has grown to become a full-time job for Jason. Not sure what the heck dry-hopping is? Check out the interview below to learn all… Man Crafts: interview with Jason Booth from Hop Shots Hello! Before we talk about your business, tell me a little bit about yourself – where are you from and what…

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Man crafts: handmade boomerangs
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Man Crafts: Nemunas Pakalnis from Boomerang Shop

I’m really excited to welcome Nemunas Pakalnis to the blog today, to talk about his awesome handmade boomerang business. Just 5 years ago, Nemunas started selling boomerangs that he made himself from scratch – fast-forward a few years and it’s now a full-time job. In the past 3 years alone, he has made more than 1,400 boomerangs! Impressed yet? Check out the interview below to learn more… Man Crafts interview with Nemunas from the Boomerangs Shop Hello! Before we talk…

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Man Crafts The Bradford Edge
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Man Crafts: The Bradford Edge

Today, I’m welcoming Bradford Bowling to the blog, a talented DIY’er and owner of The Bradford Edge. Between his other hobbies – which include rock music and novel writing – Bradford spends his days working full time on his Etsy shop. I spoke to him to learn a bit more about what he makes, why he makes them and how it all began… Man Crafts interview with Bradford Bowling, of The Bradford Edge Hi Bradford! First up, where are you from and…

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Rob Foster, The Old Tamarack handmade cosmetics
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Man Crafts: The Old Tamarack

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, I’m welcoming Robert Foster to the blog to talk about his online business, The Old Tamarack. Rob is a full-time editor at a legal company, but runs his business as a part-time side project. The Old Tamarack sells a whole range of botanical colognes, perfumes, hair products and more – all of which are handmade by Rob in his Brooklyn apartment. Having started out just two years ago, he’s now made hundreds of sales…

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