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This week, Felicia has a special in-studio guest: Katrina Stewart of Crafty Jak's. Crafty Jak's was founded by the mother-daughter team of Judy and Katrina as a way to share the things that they love about crafts and the fibre arts such as hand-dyed yarns, as well as hand-dyed and hand-carded spinning fibre. Katrina also teaches various spinning classes at our SweetGeorgia studios as well as other yarn shops in town. We have also recently released a video-based online workshop called Carding for Colourwhere Katrina teaches fibre preparation techniques.

Join Felicia and Katrina as they chat about fibre, spinning, colour, and everything in between!

 "...When you've put so much time and energy into something... it feels like you can't just throw it away. But I think too if you can look at it from 'What did I learn from that experience?' and take that knowledge away, then it really hasn't been wasted in the same way... It's one of those things where if we look at it as a learning experience then it's not wasted." - Katrina Stewart on felted fibre and learning

 

In this episode, we talk about:
  • 1:52 Katrina chats about how she got started with fibre arts
  • 6:29 Felicia asks Katrina what end results she is looking for when making her carded fibre and preparing fibre
  • 8:52 Katrina talks about her steep learning curve she encountered on her spinning and dyeing journey and all the felted fibre along the way
  • 12:29 How did Katrina make the transition form having a photography business to a fibre business?
  • 17:06 What Katrina brings from her career as a photographer to her fibre arts business and competition in the hand-dyed industry
  • 25:39 Felicia asks Katrina how she balances the slow nature of carding fibre with the business requirements for efficiency
  • 30:50 Katrina chats about her new book she published with Rachel Smith - Unbraided: The Art and Science of Spinning Colour
  • 34:07 How Katrina and Rachel met and became friends and collaborators
  • 38:05 The difficulties of managing a business and raising a family
  • 46:53 Katrina's plans for 2019
  • 51:42 Felicia's Final Notes and Giveaway

 

Here's Where You Can Find Katrina:

Website: www.craftyjaks.ca

Instagram: @craftyjaks

Order a copy of Unbraided here: www.craftyjaks.ca/ourstore/books/unbraided-the-art-and-science-of-spinning-colour/

Order an e-copy of Unbraided here: www.blurb.ca/b/9456971-unbraided-the-art-science-of-spinning-colour?ebook=695655

  Enter the Giveaway for a free copy of Unbraided: The Art and Science of Spinning Colour:

Katrina and Rachel are giving away a copy of their new book: Unbraided: The Art and Science of Spinning Colour! If you'd like a chance to win an e-book copy, click the link below and enter this episode's secret word. Thank you so much to Katrina and Rachel for donating this prize to our listeners!

Click here to enter the giveaway »

  Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for joining us this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your fellow fibre art friends. And if you like what we're doing here, please leave a rating and review on iTunes for the show. We read each and every email and bit of feedback, whether it’s on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, so we welcome your comments.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our show! Until next time, enjoy colour!

 

Music Credits:

Playbook of Happiness – by RimskyMusic

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