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About Maydel

Crafters deserve to feel appreciated when buying their supplies. My goal is to create an experience that is as accessible, encouraging, and inclusive as the experience I have had being part of the craft community. When you are here I hope that you feel seen, appreciated, and treated like the golden human you are.

Maydel is the culmination of 20 years as a professional crafter, teacher, and designer. After recovering from a too-long stint in Silicon Valley I am thrilled to be back within my chosen community and to be building something meaningful within the great city of Chicago.

Thank you for giving me a place to belong.

Headshot of Maydel founder Lauren Venell
Photo by Sarah Deragon of Portraits to the People.

—Lauren Venell, Founder

P.S. Please reach out and contact me anytime with questions, feedback, or to just say hi. I read and respond to every message.