Christy Nelson & Kashoan ward
Christy & Kashoan started out as crafting friends way back in 2011. Christy is the owner of Makit Takit Craft Studio. Kashoan is a creative entrepreneur. Together these ladies own & run Makit Together and Makit Market. You can find them on Youtube hosting Take A Break & Make. They often refer to themselves as "business besties". They even have matching scissor tattoos.
Heather is a Prek-6th grade art teacher in the Malcolm Public Schools District. When she is not teaching, she enjoys making her own art in her grain bin studio. In addition, she loves being outside, reading, flipping unique finds, and fishing. Her husband calls her the 90% because she often has multiple projects going at once, none of them ever considered "done". Heather lives outside of Lincoln with her husband, son, two daughters, and their dog Cooper.
Artist and educator Mollie Leisinger is the founder of SayDoSay Pottery Studio. After obtaining a Fine Arts degree from UNL and teaching Pottery in Lincoln Public Schools, she took the leap to open up her home studio in 2020, where she created work to sell and also taught classes. It became a quick reality that classes were popular and being sought after and it was time to grow into a bigger space. The universe led her to a perfectly charming building nestled in the downtown Bethany neighborhood and the space came to life in February of 2022. Mollie loves learning, sharing, teaching, creating, and connecting with people in the community. Teaching is a passion of hers and she feels incredibly grateful to have been able to create a space that inspires and allows so many ideas to come to life.
Dianne is a self-taught artist living in Omaha, Nebraska. She loves creating pieces of mixed media art that are full of colors and texture. Searching for new ways to create texture in her work led her to use a lot of items that were destined for the trash can. Dianne is a YouTube content creator and has been published in Art Journaling Magazine, and Somerset Magazine.
Known online as the Cheeky Tufter, Jon'el is a contemporary fiber and textile artist. She plays with yarn and other textiles to create rugs, wall art, home décor and other usually (but not always) functional one of a kind, unique pieces and now she's excited to share this modern twist on this old art form with you!
RUG TUFTING GROUP 1 -Saturday Session Two & Three
SOLD OUT RUG TUFTING GROUP 2- Sunday Session Two & Three
Carissa's soul contract is to guide others into alignment with their Divine Purpose and Soul Mission, using the many different tools of Divination. She will assist you in tapping into your own Ancient Wisdom and connecting with your high self. Some of the intuitive techniques that she uses to channel Spirit are: pendulum readings, chakra balancing, oracle readings, gem dropping, personalized crystal body gridding, custom jewelry design, and flower Essence Therapy
Katie is a maker, marketer, and a mama to two kids and one fur baby. As the director of marketing, community, and online operations for Dear Handmade Life, she's got project management skills for days!