Katie Startzman & Laura Poulette Photo by Marc Reyes, Crosshatch Creative

Katie Startzman & Laura Poulette

Photo by Marc Reyes, Crosshatch Creative

We make stuff. All the time. We are not constrained to solitary titles like "knitter," "quilter," or "basket maker," because we want to do it all. We are curious researchers and doers and fibery stuff is our primary medium. This online journal is the back-and-forth conversation about our projects, inspirations and home-tending. 


Laura Poulette is an artist who works with hand stitched fabrics and natural dyes, although lately a compound miter saw is more likely in her hands as she and her husband are building a passive solar house of their own design. Laura lives on a rural Kentucky homestead with her husband and two home schooled boys where she makes art, gardens, and builds buildings. 


Katie Startzman is an aspiring shoemaker and the author of The Knitted Slipper Book, now available from STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books. She lives with her family in Berea, Kentucky where she tends her garden, knits and felts, and makes big messes in her studio. In addition, she is currently fascinated by Asian dumpling-making, coffee-roasting and indigenous footwear. Katie finds empty sketchbooks, sequins, wood kindling and rough linen inspiring. Her favorite tool is her set of size 10.5 Brittany knitting needles.