8 Inspiring Makers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram has always been one of my favourite tools for finding inspiration for new projects and connecting with like-minded makers. Although if I’m not careful, it’s easy enough to find myself wasting away hours in front of my phone in awe of all the beautiful projects out there. Which is why I try to spend my time on Instagram wisely. Of course, if you want to use Instagram for inspiration, it helps to know the right people to follow. Just take a look at some of the inspiring and talented makers below!

And if you want to discover even more Instagram makers, take a look at this previous post!


I am in love with the beautiful rich colours and geometric pattern of Abbye’s latest shawl design! It has definitely been feeling pretty dreary and rainy in Vancouver for most of this winter, which seems to make me crave and yearn for more pieces like this one in my wardrobe.


I only just discovered Genievre’s Instagram account while perusing the #tegnasweater tag! Her account caught my eye for more than a few reasons:

  1. Beautiful photography skills
  2. Creative flair (I love it when people combine their multiple artistic talents such as macrame, knitting and and illustration).
  3. Plants!


Ania’s Instagram is filled with all kinds of plant dyed, hand woven, sewing and knitting goodness. She’s also offering Dye Garden Kits in her Etsy shop right now (which is something I’ve been meaning to try for the longest time). I grew Marigold in my garden last year, but unfortunately, it never made its way into a dye pot (although it was very pretty to look at)! If you are thinking of getting into natural dyeing, be sure to check out  her blog, it has a ton of great tips!

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What is your favorite part of a project? I love the planning stage the most, the very beginning when everything is possible, a white sheet of paper, a freshly warped loom. Nothing else gives me this thrill, not even seeing the piece completed after long hours of work. • I tend to be impatient, though, and especially with slow crafts like weaving it’s sometimes easy to loose interest somewhere along the way. But I also noticed the bigger the project planned, the bigger the thrill before. And precisely because that’s my favorite part, I have a few projects going on at the moment and adding more and more… are you the same? • Tomorrow my Dye Garden newsletter is going out which means you can still sign up. Just scroll down to the very bottom of my page and leave me your email address, I’ll will visit you in your inbox with some fun botanical dye info very soon. Also – keep your eyes peeled on my Etsy shop, loads of new products coming in every week and lot of them only as single items. There are just a few giant looms left at the moment (also as sets with plant dyed wool) so don’t miss the chance. • #weaving weaversofinstagram #weaveweird #myhandsmaking #girlbosses #tinytinymoments #pursuepretty #dslooking #craftsposure #slowliving #abmcrafty

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Laine is a Nordic knit magazine that features so many beautiful and timeless knitting patterns. Of course, if you aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on the actual print magazine, their Instagram account and website is always a nice alternative to look at. 🙂


Ronja’s account features dark and muted hues, reminiscent of another time and place, where outdoor living, making, and log cabins prevail.


Stefanija embroiders quirky and creative shapes, forms and words onto sustainable clothing and sells them in her Etsy shop. I can’t get over how beautiful this alpaca pullover is!

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🐩 #wip

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I love following along with Theresa’s beautifully curated Instagram account. She always seems to be working away on a new knitting project, and her quotes seem to fit perfectly with her beautiful images, giving you reason to pause and reflect on so many aspects of life, love and knitting.


I first featured Alice in a Maker Spotlight post a few months ago, but I couldn’t help including her Instagram account here as well. I love her IG feed for it’s minimalistic feel, geometric shapes, funky knitting gifs and gorgeous patterns!

What is your favourite tool to dream up new inspiration in your knitting? Are you an Instagram addict, or do you prefer to gain inspiration from the natural world around you? And are you (like me) obsessed with all things fibre, or do you stay faithfully loyal to your knitting? Let me know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this post, please share and pin! 🙂