The Kentucky Maker Company is the creation of 9th Generation Kentuckian Sandi Savage. Having learned to crochet as a child taught by her Memaw Dicy, she then started a life of learning and making with a focus on Fiber Arts.
Now- listen to this Kentucky gal for a second. Making things by hand is AWESOME. Here you will yarn, fabric and tea to take home … (I mean who doesn’t like sippin on some tea and knittin?) Also – you will find some hand crafted in Kentucky products by local makers and artists, plus loads and loads of workshops and classes to get you creating awesome things..
I believe crafting can heal your soul.
When we slow down, create something, start something with our hands and complete a little piece of awesomeness it gives a sense of accomplishment, it gives something beautiful and functional, teaches us how to live a little more sustainable every day and slows us down long enough to take a deep breath. If you are a long-time knitter, crocheter or embroiderer or a complete beginner, I believe that crafting and making is something you can do to highly increase your well-being. By developing a regular craft practice you can manage stress and improve your health.
When I was 6 years old my memaw Dicy taught me to crochet. I would sit in the floor beside her chair and crochet chains and chains of yarn. She along with watching my mom taught me to hand sew and make things on a sewing machine. I also picked up cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, bargello and macrame along the way. During a particularly challenging season of life my mother in law taught me to knit.
So I have been making things through great times and very hard times for the past 42 years. Making things has been a great friend to me through battling depression, stress, PTSD, addiction recovery and cancer.
Now in my late 40s I have come to realize the importance of balance, of slowing down, and living more sustainably. Dr. Herbert Benson, a pioneer in mind/body medicine and author of “The Relaxation Response,” says that the repetitive action of needlework can induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga. Once you get beyond the initial learning curve, knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Picking up a project has gotten me through so very much and I believe it can be a beneficial tool in your life too.
Come join us for a workshop at The KMCo. and learn a skill that can enrich your life!
Remember – you are loved, valuable and needed. Love y’all! xoxo – Sandi