Power Purls Podcast - conversations with savvy knitwear designers and everyday knitters with compelling back stories
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Join Kara Gott Warner, host of Power Purls for this bi-weekly podcast, and listen to candid conversations with savvy knitwear designers and everyday knitters with compelling back stories. Visit www.powerpurlspodcast.com and sign up for Kara's FREE Guide: 8 Essential Steps to Creating a Killer Design Proposal. You’ll also be signed up for show updates to stay in the loop on all things knitterly!
Most Recent Episode
056 An Extroverted Introvert Takes on TNNA and More Fun with Designer Meghan Jones
If you're a designer and you'd love to go to The National Needle Arts Trade Show, but you aren't sure what to expect, listen in to today's show, with Kara's guest, Meghan Jones, to get her take on what happens there and to get some great advice and tips for newbies on how you can make your visit to the show really worthwhile. Meghan, who lives in Spokane, Washington, with her husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat and six chickens, works full time as a knitwear designer and also nurtures obsessions with sharks, gardening, cooking, and chickens- though not necessarily in that order. She is a prolific designer, with a BFA in fiber and textiles. Meghan got on the cover of Creative Knitting Magazine in 2011 and she's still with them today, creating designs and tutorials and she was recently named the Creative Knitting Newsletter Editor. Listen in today and find out what first brought her to the two pointy sticks and also all about her recent experience at The National Needle Arts Trade Show, in San Jose California. Today, Meghan talks to Kara about: Meghan's recent visit to The National Needle Arts Trade Show- What she experienced there and how it was for her. The printed booklet, her unique business cards and a booklet of printed patterns, which she handed out to relevant people at the TNNA Trade Show. The companies she spoke to at the trade show and what she learned about how to approach them effectively, as a designer. The fun and unexpected relationships that came as a spin-off from the show. How Meghan got turned on to knitting, while pregnant and with her husband in Iraq. Meghan's really hard time during 2006, as a new mom with her husband suffering from PTSD and how knitting really helped her. How Meghan got started with designing- and making money from it. How Meghan developed her professional approach to her work. How Instagram helps Meghan to remain accountable and how that came about. How Meghan sees Instagram as a great tool to assist people wanting to uplevel their careers. Meghan's biggest struggles, working solo. Going through “the dip” and what Meghan does to break out of it. Meghan elaborates on her quote: “I believe you can manifest anything with hard work. The more you work, the better you get and the more opportunities you will create for yourself. Be tenacious, do what