Meet a Maker!

At the beginning of June, MAKESHOP™ welcomed four Maker Corps Members. This summer, you can find them working at Children’s  Museum of Pittsburgh and bringing MAKESHOP™ experiences on the road.  Through the Maker Education Initiative, they will engage children and families in creative projects, while gaining experience serving as leaders in the community.  Meet Maker Corps Member Lindsay, who creates beautiful miniature embroideries.


Name/ Nickname: Lindsay

Favorite color: Purple

How long have you been working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh?  Since the beginning of June.

When did you know you were a maker? I’ve always really enjoyed making things, so I guess I’ve always known I was a maker, even if I only just found out there was a term for it.

Who or what influences what you make?  Lots of comics and blogs, well designed furniture, boats, and work by Jessica Hayworth.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned by working at MAKESHOP?  To never underestimate what children can do.

What do you not know how to do?  I don’t know how to do any coding.

When you are not in the MAKESHOP, what do you do for fun?  I love watching cheesy action movies and baking.

If you were a material or tool, what would you be?  An extra fine tip pen.

You can check out Lindsay’s art work on her Website.

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