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Contributors CAITLIN BETSY BELL spent much of her childhood either elbow deep in the dirt or the craft drawer as her family moved all across the U.S. Her college years took her to Savannah, Georgia, for a BFA in fibers. Now she is living in Vermont with her favorite guy and their sweet baby girl. She spends her days designing, making, and being a part-time children’s librarian. See more at caitlinbetsybell.com. How to Cut Perfect Six-Pointed Snowflakes, page 74 & Cross-Stitch Holiday Ornaments, page 82 HOLLY BELLEBUONO connects plants with people. She directs the award-winning Vineyard Herbs Teas and Apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard and the Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine. She is the author of several books about herbal medicine and women’s empowerment, including The Essential Herbal for Natural Health and Women Healers of the World. Taking Stock, page 60 CHRISTINE CHITNIS is a mother, writer, photographer, and avid home cook. She lives with her husband and two young sons in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the author of Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet (Roost, 2016), Little Bites (Roost, 2015), and Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011). Her recipes, writing, and photography have appeared in Country Living, Self, the Boston Globe, and Edible Rhody, among many other local and national publications. The Power of Handmade, page 34 MCKENZIE ELIZABETH DITTER is an illustrator, photographer, and one-half of a handmade-mbira duo. After farming for five years, she now lives in Baltimore and illustrates custom storybook family portraits. She’s working on her first picture book for grown ladies, and her artwork pulls inspiration from days spent tending gardens and wrangling mischievous lambs. Find her at mckenzieelizabeth.co. Share: A Coloring Page ASHLEY ENGLISH is the author of the Homemade Living book series and A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Homebaked Pies, as well as Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties (Roost Books, 2014). She homesteads with her husband and their young son, Huxley, along with a menagerie of chickens, dogs, cats, and bees, in Candler, North Carolina. Follow her adventures in homesteading on her blog at smallmeasure.com. Good Things Come in Small Packages, page 44 KAITY FARRELL is a mother, maker, artist, and private chef compelled to work with her hands and gleaning a slow, simple life with her creative partner and their young son on the island of Nantucket. She styles, photographs, and waxes poetic about seasonal plant-based fare on her blog. Delve into Kaity’s world and her homespun and handmade offerings at fareisle.com. Potluck Dips, page 54 KHRISTOPHER FLACK lives along the edge of the woods halfway up the coast of Maine. He’s the proud co-schemer of a homestead in progress, chef of an occasional restaurant, and assistant project manager of Veggies for All, a food-bank farm. He has written for publications large and small and is passionate about breakfast, cider, and freedom. In Honor of Saint Sunrise Day, page 30 KATIE HICKEY is an illustrator from beautiful (and slightly soggy) Cornwall, England. Having grown up there as well as in the Middle East, she takes inspiration from her travels and surroundings to create characterful and atmospheric images. She now lives in the woods with her two dogs, making pictures and picking too many blackberries. In Honor of Saint Sunrise Day, page 30 XAN HOLYOAK lives in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, where she writes about natural parenting and living a conscious, sustainable life. She lives from scratch as much as sanity allows and relishes any opportunity to learn how to do it herself. Find out more at theconsciouscaterpillar.com, and follow her on Instagram @theconsciouscaterpillar. The Power of Handmade, page 34 BRISTOL IVY is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published by Quince and Co. and in Wool People by Brooklyn Tweed as well as Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, Amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy. Knúsa Shawl, page 88

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