About Nick Rowan

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Nick Rowan is the founder of Tiny Workshops. He has an unhealthy addiction to starting new creative hobbies.


  • Former professional woodworker and furniture designer, but now just a hobbyist.
  • More than five years of experience writing and editing content online, with a special focus on long-form informative content.
  • Earned a B.A. in International Studies from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Hi! I’m Nick Rowan and I’m the founder of Tiny Workshops.

Although I’ve had to give up my full woodworking workshop in recent years, I’m a former professional woodworker and lifelong craft enthusiast. I’ve also been a teacher and instructional designer in the past, creating training programs for some of the biggest companies in the world.

I love making things with my hands and have tried out just about every creative hobby I’ve come across. In fact, I like to say that my favorite hobby is collecting hobbies! To share my love of crafts (and hopefully inspire others to try them out), I started Tiny Workshops in 2020.

Although I grew up in the United States, I currently live with my wife and two kids in Spain. I can’t wait to introduce them to more crafts as they get older! My four-year-old is starting to mix colors and paint with watercolors, and I’m all about it.

My latest craft obsessions: rug tufting, macrame, printmaking, amigurumi, watercolors, and fountain pens.

Here are a few of Nick’s favorite guides: