1. Natalie Chanin is the founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Time, the New York Times, and Town & Country, as well as CBS news. She is the author of Alabama Stitch Book (STC Craft, 2007), Alabama Studio Style (STC Craft, 2007), and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design (STC Craft, 2012). Natalie is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and her work was selected for the 2010 Global Triennial exhibition, “Why Design Now?” by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She works from her hometown of Florence, Alabama, as an entrepreneur, designer, writer, collector of stories, filmmaker, mother, gardener, and cook.


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  2. Diana entered the California College of Arts and Crafts and experimented with printmaking and ceramics. By the end of her four years, she had initiated the course toward her present work.

    Moving to S.F. in the early nineties, Diana made her way as a server in restaurants while cultivating her artistic vision. It was in one of theses restaurants she met businesswoman Maggie Nugent of Synergy Designs, a ceramics wholesale outfit. Diana began designing for Synergy shortly thereafter. Her tenure with Synergy sent her back to Hungary, a factory in Hodmezovasarhely (Beavertown) where the Diana Fayt collection was produced. The work was imported and sold in the U.S from 1998 until 2002.

    Diana has continued to produce her own enigmatic, one of a kind work and has had solo shows in the U.S. and Tokyo, has been featured in several, American, European and Japanese publications and continues to sell her work here and abroad. She resides in San Francisco.

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  3. Amelia Strader has a lifetime of experience teaching and crafting under her (handmade) belt. She has been knitting and sewing since she could hold onto a needle. Having grown up in a family of artists and creative people, she feels lucky to have been surrounded by art supplies, fabric, and yarn at a young age.


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  4. Eunice and Sabrina Moyle are sisters and co-founders of Hello!Lucky. Hello!Lucky is a design studio specializing in letterpress greeting cards, stationery, wedding invitations, and more. Eunice and Sabrina started Hello!Lucky in 2003 with a vintage Vandercook press in Eunice's garage and now work out of a bustling studio with a team of 20 people including talented designers, printers, and sales staff. They have been featured in various publications and lifestyle sites including Martha Stewart Weddings, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, and Real Simple. Clients include Kate's Paperie, Paper Source, and Banana Republic.


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  5. Amy writes books, draws, paints, cooks, sews, parents young children, tries to do yoga more often than not, and likes to use her creativity to both express herself and not take life too seriously.

    She's also found the time to write a few books! Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew (Potter Craft 2007), which is currently in its fourth printing, and Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More (Potter Craft 2009).

    Before having her three lovely daughters and moving back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon with her husband, she worked in Seattle as a commercial interior designer, using her handy degree in interior architecture from University of Oregon with a fine art, architecture and costume construction minor.

    Her love of trying new things has led her to explore all kinds of shenanigans. From sewing wedding dresses, to making short films, Amy has found a way to do a little bit of a lot of things.


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