Sunday, March 14, 2010
Interviews Day 8
What do you make? Wooden jewelry and accessories
How did you learn your art/craft? I'm self-taught on the particulars, but my dad is a woodworker so the basic skills and suggestions for improvement come from him.
Do you have a "real world" job? When I'm not making sawdust, I'm the production manager of an alternative newsweekly and freelance graphic designer.
Who are your favorite artists/crafters? Anybody out there hustling their craft has my respect. And Caravaggio. Chairoscuro rocks my world.
Where can we find you? I'm on Etsy - http://casemethod.etsy.com/ and at Indy Swank - 1043 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis
Business Name: Mama Kate
What do you make? Ring Slings (I make a variety of stuff, but I decided to concentrate on Slings for now. I also make baby-ish stuff like bibs and little girl dresses.)
How did you learn your art/craft? I learned to sew on my own through trial and error. Anytime I need to learn something, I'll watch a video online or just try it and see if it works.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Definitely my children. I started using slings when my second son was born and decided to try making my own because, hey! I know how to sew, why not put my craft to good use! And, after using a sling, I truly understood how awesome, useful, and completely necessary they are to have around with a baby. They make life SO much easier!
Where can we find you? my website is http://www.mamakates.com/. On my website is a 'My Shop' link that will take you to my Etsy shop, http://www.mamakates.etsy.com/. I also have my slings selling locally at Gretel's Fine Gifts in West Lafayette. My Midwife, Penny Lane, will soon be selling my slings (once I can get a batch ready for her) in Thornton. I will also be setting up a table at the monthly parenting group that I will soon be directing, CHOICES The Natural Birth and Informed Parenting Network for the Greater Lafayette Area.