• WOODS - Making Stories.

    Our first book that celebrates knitting and the amazing makers that enable us to create with 2 sticks and yarn.

    Coming November 4, 2017.

  • Open Calls

     

    We're currently accepting submissions for our new digital publication Socks 2018!

     

  • About Making Stories

    Making Stories is an independent knitwear design publisher founded by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and based in Berlin.

     

    Our mission is to promote independent knitwear designers from around the world and environmentally friendly yarn sources. We are, and love to collaborate with, small female run and feminist businesses who are transparent in their operations. Honesty and kindness are the cornerstones of both our public voice and internal spirit.

     

    We've successfully crowdfunded our first book WOODS (thank you!!!) which will be published in November 2017 and are currently working on the second one, BREEZE (coming April 2018).

  • About us

    We’re Verena and Hanna Lisa - two knitting enthusiasts and creative business owners who met through a joint passion for nature, natural fibers and lots of greys in this ever-elusive world of Instagram.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Verena Cohrs

    Verena is a force to be reckon with when it comes to knitwear design. Rooted in a love for nature, quiet, and stitch dictionaries, she creates patterns that have the perfect balance of being a tiny bit challenging while also being extremely fun to knit. Verena’s passion for natural fibers and dyeing have led to both amazing pattern collaborations as well as lots of avocado pits that wait to be turned into dye for beautiful yarn.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

    Hanna Lisa is not only an avid knitter and badass creative boss herself running and co-running three labels, but she’s just as passionate about accompanying other makers on their journey to becoming creative bosses. With her coaching & consulting programs, she helps taking businesses to the next level and shares her valuable experience of going from COO to being self-employed with honesty and kindness.

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  • Making Stories in pictures

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  • Contact us

    We’d love to hear from you!

    Be it that you have questions around our book project, would like to submit your designs or contribute with your local yarns - leave us a message. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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