Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Craft South. In Anna Maria's words:
"Craft South is the creation of designer Anna Maria Horner in her hometown of Nashville to provide a supportive environment for learning, sharing and creating. Until Craft South lands in its permanent location later in the year or early 2015, this Summer it will exist as pop-up shops, one-day workshops, kids workshops, and weekend workshops. All classes will be led by Anna Maria, and joined by a rotating list of designers including Amy Butler, Liesl Gibson, Natalie Chanin and Heather Ross.
SouleMama: Tell us what you envision and dream for the future of your business.
Anna Maria: After years of sharing the love of making through a screen, I foresee Craft South to be a place where any one can walk in, any time, for any reason, and share what they are working on, learn something, knit, sew, stitch, talk, buy beautiful materials for all of it and be an important part of a community of crafters. I am giddy about offering a tangible experience for myself and others.
SouleMama: What inspired you to start your business?
Anna Maria: Craft South was born out of my desire to pool all of my resources together as a designer, maker, writer and teacher. It is an opportunity to grow my home-based business beyond the capacity of my attic studio to a place where we can inspire our community on a daily basis and provide a destination for folks from all over the world to come and have a creative adventure with us. I am especially keen to provide an ever-growing Nashville with a beautiful source for well-curated sewing, patchwork, knitting and needlework supplies along with top of the line sewing machines and exciting workshops for all ages and abilities.
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job?
Anna Maria: I think the best part of my job is getting the chance to be artistically inspired in my own hand work or sewing and then having the opportunity to pass along that thrill to others who are interested in my process. Witnessing the joy of creativity in the work of others is so very gratifying, and especially humbling if I was able to help that along for someone.
SouleMama: The most challenging?
Anna Maria: The most challenging circumstance in my work is something that has not changed for me since I was a kid. And that is the process of narrowing down the options of what to do first when I am confronted with multiple ideas and limited time. I sort of have to start down several roads and see what shakes out and is the most desirable process of design to continue with. Other times I choose the one that is most easily translatable in a teaching or instructing scenario. Other times I choose a direction based on what I have all the needed materials for on hand with out having to buy, or wait for something. So I try to be practical when approaching my projects, but a girl can get carried away in this studio!
For today's giveaway, Craft South is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:30 am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
My favorite designer, my favorite fabric... thank you!
Posted by: Jacqueline Jones-Blacker
Thank you, Craft South!