January 7, 2019 • Ana Olvera
Industry Spotlight: Mosaic Makers Collective
Quick Q&A — Katy Sensenig Schilthuis
Co-Founder, Mosaic Makers Collective; Boss Lady, Fresh Out of Ink | Dallas, TX
Schilthuis reached out to the female maker community around Dallas to form the Mosaic Makers Collective in spring of 2018. The shop now features 16 women-owned businesses in-store and online.
Q. There are some things that are timeless — a little black dress or the perfect martini come to mind. What epitomizes “timeless” for you when it comes to stationery?
A: A classic, genuine thank you card. Across time and generations of note- writers, there’s nothing better!
Q. Who are your three top-selling makers?
A. This varies month-to-month, based on the season and shopping trends. Last month it was Onderkast Studio, Lucky Franklin and Mod + Jo.
Q. What have you learned about running a stationery and gift business that’s surprised you?
A. The ratio of time spent on business to-do’s versus creative design! As a maker, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks. You have to be intentional about setting time aside to sketch, brainstorm and create.
Q. What is the best buy under $50?
A. Our Dallas Map Art Print by Onderkast Studio, $15.
Q. What’s your best splurge?
A. Hand-embroidered Crosshatch Bamboo Wall Art by Noshii. $180.