Shop Talk

Lending a Hand

It was a quilt, or the desire for one, that started it all. “It was February of 2019,” recalls Jessica Thomas, founder and owner of Handiwork in Portland. “It was a sunny Sunday morning, and I was drinking my coffee … Continue reading

A Perfect Match

When former investment banker Michael Fortier and photographer Samuel Strickland flung open the doors of Portland’s Venn and Maker in 2017, they had one goal in mind: to showcase Maine-made goods in a new way. “I’ve traveled all over the … Continue reading

Handmade, Made Accessible

The name for Jasmine Clayton’s line of small-batch handmade leather goods was inspired by her Polish grandmother, a mother of ten and farmer’s wife in Central Maine. “She never learned to drive a car, but she always had her hair done. … Continue reading

Hands On

Sustainable Style

Maker’s Space

Seeking Style