Instructors

Kristen Rask

Kristen RaskKristen Rask has been craft show vending for 20 years, participating in everything from small house shows to large craft shows like UCU, Crafty Bastards, Maker Faire and more. She has also been organizing the Urban Craft Uprising for the past 9 years.

On her off time she enjoys reading books, thrift store shopping, cooking and crafting…obviously. She currently is most interested in making her own clothing.

Kristen Rask has been published 8 times with both F+W Publishing and Becker&Meyer which is a subdivision of Chronicle Books. You can find her books at local booksellers as well as Barnes & Noble, Costco, Sam’s Club, Aldi’s and more.


Lindsey Ross

Lindsey RossA lifelong entrepreneur, Lindsey Ross has been organizing the Urban Craft Uprising for 12 years, and craft show vending for 13. She is also the owner of Yarnia, a custom yarn shop in Portland, which she recently transitioned from a brick & mortar to an online-only business out of her home. She loves finding ways for businesses to run more efficiently, and designing systems to make that happen. She also loves spreadsheets…A LOT.

On her off hours you may catch her biking around town with her husband and a jambox, catching live local bluegrass, clocking her 10,000 steps with her pitbull Tucker, or knitting simultaneously with any other activity that doesn’t require both hands.


Yuko Miki

Yuko Miki

Yuko Miki is a mixed-media artist, illustrator, and print-maker at her stationery business, Honeyberry Studios, in Seattle, WA. She grew up in Himeji, Japan surrounded by mountains and rice paddies. Yuko’s art is inspired by nature, animals, and small joys of every day.

Yuko came to the U.S. to study English in 1996. Although she was planning on going home after graduating from college, one thing led to another, she’s still here and loving it 22 years later.

Yuko left her 14+ year career in non-profit in 2015 to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. Although running a small handmade business is not easy, Yuko enjoys the challenge and finds it rewarding to connect with people through her uplifting art.

When Yuko’s not working on her business, she enjoys reading, making pottery, and spending time with her husband, Dave.


Kim Werker

Kim Werker

Kim Werker is like a camp counselor for grownups. She believes that making things should be fun even if it’s scary, and that the first attempt at making any new kind of thing is utterly perfect even if it’s an utter disaster. She is the author of Make It Mighty Ugly, and a half-dozen crochet books, and she leads workshops on creative experimentation and slaying creative demons. The former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, she also works as a freelance editor and teaches classes at Craftsy and CreativeLive. She lives in Vancouver, BC. Say hello at www.kimwerker.com, and be sure to sign up for her weekly newsletter.