Leather working, as we regard, is a delicate craft that can produce works of art that serve to be functional and everlasting as well. It takes a delicate yet seasoned hand to create a leather good and this post brings to light different techniques that yield different aesthetics and strengths to each stitch. Click HERE to read what Slightly Alabama has to say on leather stitching techniques.
Visit the Maker's Row website HERE for the full post.
CraftedMagazine.com got a chance to catch up with the muscle behind Geekhouse Bikes(Boston, MA) and Stanridge Speed (Columbus, OH) - handmade, custom bicycle frame builders. Check it what Marty Walsh and Adam Eldridge have to say about bicycle building and small business ownership.
There is more exposure up on the Martha Stewart Living American Made website for Shae Whitney, DRAM, and fellow Colorado Makers. This footage was taken during the recent American Made visit and added to the collection of videos about Makers from around the U.S.
Go here: http://www.marthastewart.com/972807/american-made?xsc=eml_am_2013_07_welcome#1015436 to watch the video in its entirety.
Here is a little look into a craftsman; someone whom is an artist in his abilities and constantly honing his skill to better his product. Geoffrey of Walnut Studiolo took a moment to answer some questions for Haberdash Fox, a website that features Etsy shops and speciality mens products. Hop on over and give it a read and view Geoffrey's work. It is worth the look!
Go here: http://www.thehaberdashfox.com/walnut-studiolo
Good afternoon, friends. It is that time of year to vote for the Martha Stewart American Made Best of 2013 businesses! What is incredibly exciting is two of the businesses (and hopefully more, as we continue to research) featured right here on Home-GrownGoods.com are nominees to be voted on - Cuppow and DRAM Apothecary! Voting is simple and is done in a matter of clicks. You can also vote up to 6 times a day for multiple or on one business.
If you are unfamiliar with what the 2013 Audience Choice American Made Award is all about, visit the website for all the details and check out what the winners will receive.
Don't forget to head over now to vote for:
CUPPOW! - http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/80663
DRAM Apothecary - http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/82019
Just a friendly reminder to all the women bicycle riders out there, Swift Industries/Bicycle Times' Tough and Tender Project submissions are due August 31st. If you are not familiar with the project, take a look on the Swift Industries website and submit your writing to info(at)builtbyswift.com “re: tough and tender”.
We must admit, we do post quite often about news from Shae Whitney, DRAM Apothecary, and Bread Bar - all being one in the same. The reasoning: there has just been a steady flow exciting things to talk about! How could we not share?!
This post is another congratulations for the recent inclusion on the Martha Stewart Living: American Made Series blog. What a great post on Colorado, the Denver area, and everything that has to do with DRAM and the community of self-made craftspersons associated. Specifically, folks from Stitch and Hammer and Peak Spirits. It is such a great read and well-presented by
Gaining more attention and notoriety daily, Cuppow was just featured in the Huffington Post with its newest product: BNTO!! What an achievement, guys! Congratulations!
Here is the link to read the short but sweet feature: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/cuppow-bnto-jar-lunch-box-video_n_3721669.html#slide=1271824
We at HomeGrown Goods can verify the almighty greatness of Cuppow, having purchased and use on the daily both the mason jar drinking lid and BNTO! Our quick, go-to snack is peanut butter in the BNTO and pop-tart in the mason jar (we love peanut butter and it adds a whole new dimension to the frosting-less tarts). Head on over and pick up your very own today!
Shae Whitney, DRAM Apothecary, and the Bread Bar have all been gaining popularity in the recent months. Most recently, a group of travels making their way out around the country in a revamped school bus dumbed the Warby Parker Class Trip stopped in Silver Plume, CO to spend some time with Shae. The photography and words put you in the small town of Silver Plume and let you see the environment through the eyes of an apothecary wizard. Well done and a great read!
Read the full article here: http://www.warbyparkerclasstrip.com/2013/08/01/dram-apothecary/#read-post
Cycling Sojourner Washington is set to be a valuable guide to get the most out of bicycle touring in Washington state. It will provide detailed maps, queue sheets, guides of all sorts, and first hand encounters with the terrain (including writings from Martina of Swift Industries). In order to help with construction and publishing costs, Ellee Thalheimer and Bicycle Alliance of Washington have put together a Kickstarter campaign. With your contributions you will not only help this guidebook come to fruition, but you will be gifted with some goodies as a thank you for your support - not a bad deal if I do say so myself.
A fusion of storytelling, local knowledge, & practical info, this guidebook lures you to the best bicycle tours in Washington.