Garland is a place for object-tellers. Object-tellers help readers understand the stories that are contained in handmade things. Those stories can be dormant in the object until someone finds the words to activate its meaning. Of course, those stories would have less value without their host objects.

Perennials are authors who have shared three or more stories. We will be gradually planting them in our Garden of Stories. You are invited to explore their worlds.


Gary Warner ✿ An ear for objects

LOkesh Ghai ✿ A craft songcatcher 

Pamela See ✿ A renaissance woman

Khushbu Mathur ✿ A soulful voice for craft

Janet Teowarang ✿ A craft leader for Gen Z

Helen Ting ✿ Weaving words for heart and mind

Liliana Ojeda ✿ A voice for every body

Carla van Lunn ✿ Fashion crusader

Songül ARAL ✿ Nourishing the tree of memory

Ishan Khosla ✿ A bountiful life in letters

Atefe Mirsane ✿ A Persian pioneer

Liliana Morais ✿ A barefoot scholar between Brazil and Japan

Gary Wornell ✿ A witness to the beauty of making, from Finland to Nepal