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Entrepreneur Reviving An Old Craft In India

Jan became interested in namdas during a research project on declining crafts while getting her master’s degree at the Craft Development Institute in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital.


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The Handwork Studio: Camp For Crafty Kids

Thirteen years ago, mother of two Laura Kelly stood in the doorway of a kindergarten class and watched as a group of three-, four- and five-year-olds baked bread and hand-sewed little animals.


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Business Gets Upcycled

“At one point I just decided to quit saying ‘that’s a good idea, maybe I’ll do it some day and I just said, ‘okay lets do it.’”

He saw a community with a passion but no way to feed that passion.


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Jeweler Finds Her Artistic Niche

Woodard, 56, said it began at a Lia Sophia jewelry event about a year and a half ago.


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A Swiss Army Knife For Knitters

But she didn’t find it.


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Employee By Day, Greeting Card Entrepreneur By Night

“I got bored with what they were doing, so I just started making my own stuff,” Saunders said.


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From Old Sweaters To New Mittens

Sitting on the cream carpet of her Lee Street home, just a stone’s throw from the Brookline Reservoir, Megan Woods doesn’t look like the kind of mom who spends her afternoons sifting through ugly sweaters in the back of a thrift store.


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Trip To Ethiopia Inspires Business

Doretta Busbey started creating felted wool handbags as a way to pay for the plane ticket to Ethiopia to pick up the daughter she adopted with her husband.


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Christmas Crafts Keep Mom Busy Year-Round

For some, decorating and shopping for the holidays is a chore, and for others the Christmas season is time to go all out.


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Website Lets Customers Choose The Price They Want To Pay

Shoppers Rule opened in 1999 with the goal of being the place to shop for sewing, quilting and embroidery supplies.