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Points Tracker Tool for Member Activities

In this post, we’re sharing a new support tool for our members who are contributing patronage through points. Points can be earned in a variety of ways, although the most common is through Member Activities.

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Virtual Cosplay and Players Emporium

Wander through eternal mists and discover cheerful slime beings. Tread carefully around the vampiric dice and the bewitching spooky gaze of a skull or two. You’ll past little-known gods and have a chance to gain new talismans and artifacts.

To the left "Gift Guide: 7 Handmade Gifts for Gardeners" with "Blog post by Valerie" below, and the Coop logo below that. To the right is a photo of one of the items featured - it's a stained glass Fleur de Lis on a stick in a garden box full of flowers.

7 Handmade Gifts for Gardeners

Show love for the gardeners in your life with these fresh, hand-picked finds from Artisans Cooperative!

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6 Handmade Gifts for Aries Season

Find 6 handmade gifts for the Aries in your life with this guide of incredible handmade products from our Artisan Members.

On the left it says, Artisan Profile: Blue Poppy Bath and Body, with, Blog post by Valerie underneath on a pink background, and the Artisans Coop chicken logo below that. To the right is a of a bowl full of handmade chapsticks or lip balms with creative cocktail flavors like Pina Colada or Mai Tai.

Artisan Profile: Blue Poppy Bath & Body

We feature Sheri (she/her), a woman artisan in Wisconsin who loves the creative process of making quality bath, body, and cleaning products from scratch.

On the left it says "Artisan Profile: Cozy Folk" with "blog post by Jeeni" underneath and the Artisans Coop chicken logo below that. To the right is a photo of 4 menstrual pads aligned small to large (L to R) on the ground with rose petals around them.

Artisan Profile: Cozy Folk

We feature an artisan team that honors menstruators with their handmade cloth menstrual pads.

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10 Ways to Support Your Local Artisans

Ever wondered what you could do to help your favorite local artisan beyond telling them you love their stuff? This blog post details 10 ideas to get you started!

To the left, it says "A Day in the Life of the Coop" with "Blog post by Aggie" underneath and the Coop logo under that. To the right is a photo of a white desk with a jar of black pencils in it, a mug on a coaster, a keyboard, a notebook, headphones, and some leaves.

A Day in the Life of the Coop

A day in the life of Artisans Cooperative is bustling with work and fun! One of the strengths of our cooperative is that we are people powered. Dozens of people and hundreds of days come together to make this machine run. We wanted to follow a few Coop team members and map their days to gain a better understanding of how the Coop fits into their lives and how their work fits into the Coop!

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Artisans Profile: Brent Joly of BJ Woven

Spotting one of Brent Joly’s woven sculptures (BJ Woven) twirling around outdoors is mesmerizing. Extrapolated from traditional dream catchers, these fantastical cedar and hemp pieces look like organically created portals.

Based in Canada, and using foraged material, Brent has been refining and redesigning the work, as he thinks of it, for more than a decade. We took the opportunity to ask him some questions about his journey into this world of wood, string and organic three-dimensionality.

"Gift Guide: Pisces Season, by Elaine" is written on a light blue background over and image of two arch shaped earrings with black and white koi fish on them

5 Handmade Gifts for Pisces Season

Find 5 handmade gifts for the Pisces in your life with this guide of incredible handmade products from our Artisan Members.