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Free holiday shipping!

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Free holiday shipping!

I don't usually do holiday sales or promotions. I don't spam people's inboxes with last minute deals or stuff on Black Friday. Just not how I roll. But, in honor of our upcoming (two weeks! cue the nail biting) move to Portland Oregon, and the many winter holidays and festivals that are fast approaching us, M&R will be offering free holiday shipping to all our friends in the US and Canada, from now through the end of December. Just enter the code FREESHIPHOLIDAYS at checkout. It's our little gift to you. Whatever lights you kindle, whatever traditions you mark during the dark...

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Moving. And A Year Of Self-Centered Knitting.

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Moving. And A Year Of Self-Centered Knitting.

I've dubbed 2019 the Year of Reclaiming My Hand-Knits. Aside from a necessary warm winter hat or three, I haven't knit a thing for myself in 5 years. Just gifts and things for other people. Which were a joy to make, don't get me wrong, but I felt so bad whenever I cast on for something for myself that I'd give it away the second I bound it off. This is not fun. People, for the love of little green apples, don't give the knitters in your life a hard time. Don't guilt-trip them for not gifting you with more things. Don't straight up demand their...

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A little teaser of stuff on the fringe

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A little teaser of stuff on the fringe

The world is spinning around pretty fast these days. I've been spending as much time in my studio as I can, distracting myself with creation at every opportunity. Remember, every act of creation right now is also an act of resistance. Whatever it takes to get through all of this, right? I've got some fun stuff coming up in the next shop update, which is October 1st at 6pm. Not much of a thoughtful blog today, more of a picture post.  Folks who have read my blog over the years know that I've never shied away from the political or the...

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It's A lot To Unpack. Better Start Now.

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It's A lot To Unpack. Better Start Now.

We have a really long way to go, designers. I have a long way to go. But I think it's important to talk about where other people can see.  Shortly before I went live with my website, I had the realization - well, no, I'd realized it weeks before, I just finally copped to what I knew to be the right thing - that I was massively culturally appropriating by making and selling mala beads. That it was harmful. That I was causing harm.I'm so deeply sorry. I no longer make or sell mala beads and I've taken steps to make financial...

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New Blog, Who Dis?

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New Blog, Who Dis?

Welcome to the new home of Maia & Rainwood Design! If you came here from my old blog or our old shop on Etsy, welcome!  Thanks for following me over here. I made this change of address for a couple of reasons but the biggest one is, we're taking our shop off of Etsy and going our own way. As it gets larger and more corporate, Etsy is growing away from the values and maker-oriented platform that I initially wanted to support and be supported by when this journey started. Evolution happens. I'll always be very grateful to Etsy and the Etsy...

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