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questions, namely where guests could get one of their own. And so leather goods were added to the offering of Yellowood’s studio. Even though Cori owns sewing machines, she insists that hand-sewn stitching looks better. In addition to clutches, she also makes each axe sheath and has the callouses to prove it. Today, the Rowelys live in a charming farmhouse about 30 minutes from the downtown studio where they started Yellowood. They cut and stitch leather in the basement and shape handles and sharpen axes in the shed out back. It’s much quieter than city life and it gives them the space and inspiration they need to expand their studio. This spring they’re adding personal accessories, like one-of-a-kind handkerchiefs made from vintage fabric and blankets. And you better believe that each one, like everything else they make, will be made with love (and a little sweat.)

“The axe truly built America. We have a rich history. It’s not glamorous, it’s about hard work.” - Ben Who: Ben & Cori Rowley of Yellowood Designs What: Axes, heritage tools and other high-quality goods that age and change with you.

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Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

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