Let me introduce you to Simone Collins, the Editorial Director, Craft Editor, and Social Media Strategist for Prime Publishing. Underneath her impressive titles, she’s a powerful creative force and talent scout. I met Simone a few months ago at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in L.A. and then unexpectedly ran into her last week in New York. I had no plan for the next few hours and asked if she wanted to jump in a cab and check out the Lion Brand studio shop. She agreed and we hailed cab.
What was supposed to be a short little visit ended up as an insider’s tour of amazing craft supply shops around the city. Simone took me to M & J, Lion Brand, and scores of little bead shops. We had so much fun designing on the fly and trading craft stories that I had to share my experience and new friend with everyone. I love instant friendships and this was definitely love at first sight.
Looking for inspiration? Check out Simone’s top 12 crafts of all time!
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