Local Maker Culture

Telling the stories behind the brands, and connecting you to local creative culture.

Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Katrina Wilson of Nina Bella Knits

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Katrina is a first time maker at Freewheeling Craft Markets with her brand Nina Bella knits, a line of luxe knitwear and accessories. Learn more about her brand and why she's excited to vend at Holiyay.

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Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Katrina is a first time maker at Freewheeling Craft Markets with her brand Nina Bella knits, a line of luxe knitwear and accessories. Learn more about her brand and why she's excited to vend at Holiyay.

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A throw back to when we sat down with Jason from Apt613 to talk all things craft

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

An excerpt...

In 2015, she built an environment where people could be brought together who were genuine to their craft and in their character. Up until that point, Amanda remembers coming home from working her day job only to start work on her passion project into the wee hours of the night...

Last year we had the privilege of sitting with Jason Myerson, contributor to Apt613, THE online publication if you want to stay current on all things Ottawa culture. Jason didn't want to talk about the typical scratch the surface details, but rather then nitty gritty dig down and tell us why details about me, the community and how things happen. 

Read the rest of the write up by Jason here:

http://apt613.ca/art-angle-the-craft-of-building-community/

Photo cred: Britney Fleming Photography

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An excerpt...

In 2015, she built an environment where people could be brought together who were genuine to their craft and in their character. Up until that point, Amanda remembers coming home from working her day job only to start work on her passion project into the wee hours of the night...

Last year we had the privilege of sitting with Jason Myerson, contributor to Apt613, THE online publication if you want to stay current on all things Ottawa culture. Jason didn't want to talk about the typical scratch the surface details, but rather then nitty gritty dig down and tell us why details about me, the community and how things happen. 

Read the rest of the write up by Jason here:

http://apt613.ca/art-angle-the-craft-of-building-community/

Photo cred: Britney Fleming Photography

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