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73 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Suzan Colon: Knitting together a creative, mindful life
Today on the show I have Suzan Colon. Suzan is a creativity lover just like I know many of you are - she's an author, creator of meditation (which while dive into), yoga teacher and an artist! I'm excited for you to hear about how she's woven all of her interests into a career and life that brings so much joy. Show notes here.
47 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Rebecca Whitaker: When weaving clicked + taking creative leaps
Today on the show I have Rebecca Whitaker, a creative who dove head first into a weaving career after becoming a mom. She takes us behind the scenes into her journey, book recs and of course her advice on living a creativity life and moving through failure! Show notes here.
47 minutes | May 18, 2021
James N Watts: Music, Pattern Design, IG Friendships and Fantastic Hair
Today on the show I have James N Watts, musician and knitwear designer extraordinaire. From growing up in a creative household, becoming a musician (and playing recorder!), to finding knitting and embracing that absolutely perfect haircut – we cover it all. I can’t wait for you to hear all about this creative journey and maybe most excitingly, James’s plans for the future, which involve all of us knitters!
39 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Anne LaFollette: It's never too late to create!
Today on the show I have Anne LaFollette! After years working in the corporate work and an unexpected layoff, Anne turned to the art supplies that had been collecting dust in her basement. She is now a surface pattern designer and teacher with a thriving business. AND if you're wondering just what surface pattern design is - we are going to get into it in all the details - because it turns out, it's a really big thing! Let's dive in.
38 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Kelly Brooks: Slowing down, cozy living + evolving Knitbrooks
Today on the show I have Kelly Brooks, the owner and founder of Knitbrooks. She is a woodworker, and along with her partner they create gorgeous hand carved crochet hooks and knitting needles. She is also a crochet and knitting designer. Kelly takes us behind the scenes into the many evolutions of her business throughout the years to where she is now – creating unique, hand crafted hooks and needles. From her take on failure to her morning routine and beyond. There is much to inspire you! Show notes here.
45 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Jake Kenyon: Finding his creative voice through kenyarn
Today on the show I have Jake Kenyon, the owner and founder of kenyarn where he dyes all the gorgeous handspun yarns and gets inspiration from wherever his imagination takes him. What I think might resonate with you most is what he’s learned about staying true to himself and finding that unique voice through his craft! Show notes here.
54 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Becky Kevelson: Creativity, String NYC & CASHMERE!
Today on the show I have Becky Kevelson, the owner and founder of Clinton Hill Cashmere! Becky shares her story of growing up with creative parents, to diving into yarn full time at a very young age and then starting and building her own yarn line. Show notes here.
58 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Shala Jones: Part 2 ~ A DEEP DIVE
Today on the show I have Shala Jones of Black Purl Magic for Part 2! In this deeper dive into Shala’s story, we’ll talk about how the name of her company came to be, her morning routines and why she believes asking for help is so darn important. Let's dive in! Show notes here.
46 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Shala Jones: Finding herself + her tribe in making
Today on the show meet Shala Jones! Shala is the founder of Black Purl Magic, where she designs and sells all the knitting accessories like project bags, stitch markers, enamel pins and more! Shala takes us through her story, from having kids early to finding her tribe in the knitting community- and so much more! Show notes here.
44 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Kristine Rodriguez: Saying yes before you're ready
Today on the show I have Kristine Rodriguez, the designer behind the knitwear brand, Declarative, the label. As we go back in time and dive into her story, I think you’ll be inspired by her brave decisions that pushed her design company along. She says that she looks back on that first collection and cringes, just a little. I think what we can all take away from that is that maybe you have to do that stinky first creative draft of something to continue to improve and evolve. Show notes here.
37 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Safiyyah Talley: Creative roots and creative leaps!
Today on the show I have Safiyyah Talley aka the Drunk Knitter. There is a beautiful recurring theme that runs throughout her story and it’s a theme of creativity – coming out of the womb designing, needing to create – it never feels like work. It’s so beautiful and inspiring to see how she’s prioritized this within her own life despite the mom juggle she’s living in full force! Show notes here.
55 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Christine Chitnis: Creative Beginnings, Patterns of India and Flower Farms
Today on the show I have Chirstine Chitnis. Christine is an author and photographer with a passion for all things floral and India. Her latest book Patterns of India is just a feast of color and beauty for your eyes! In this conversation Christine and I go far and wide, we talk about her creative roots and getting started as a writer as well as how she moved through a tough, at-first, book launch to create her best year career- wise yet. Show notes here.
57 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Marceline Smith: Creative Roots, Vulnerability & Daily Rituals
Today on the show I have Marceline Smith of Hey BrownBerry. Marceline is a content creator, designer, event host and so much more. We talk about her creative roots, vulnerability, daily rituals and small business. After the show ended she summed up this conversation to me in an email as nourishing. I could not agree more and cannot wait for you hear it all! Show notes here.
54 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Anushka ~ Crimson Stitchery: Creative dabbling, sock knitting and embracing learning as a way of life
Today on the show I have Anushka of the Crimson Stitchery. Anushka is a knitter, designer, youtuber, musician and writer. We travel all over the place in this conversation – in the best possible way – from growing up with a family of creative dabblers, to lifelong learning, sock knitting, stream of consciousness writing…the list goes on. Anushka is equal parts fascinating and inspiring. Show notes here.
39 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Joji Locatelli (repeat interview!) ~ Becoming Joji
Today on the show I have Joji Locatelli – the designer behind countless knitting patterns that so many of us know and love - I know you’ll love hearing her unique story of growing up with one incredible mother to saying goodbye to the medical profession to embrace – KNITTING! Powerful stuff! Show notes here.
18 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Solo Episode ~ Amy Small
In today's episode I take you behind the scenes into what the heck is going on in my life. I tell you about juggling knitalong planning but some major life baggage I am trying to let go of.
44 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Lizzie Shriner: Yarn + Knitter - her way of life
Today on the show I'm excited to welcome Lizzie Shriner, the brains behind cult yarn store The Mermaid's Purl in Wickford, RI. Lizzie tells us about buying the shop at age 35 and what her journey has been like including all the ups and downs, plus how she's coping in current, covid times. I cannot wait for you to hear about her favorite way to relax - it is a hoot! Learn more about Lizzie and support her business at the link here
52 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Samantha Brunson: Netflix, Knitting and Building Fun into her Business
Today on the show I have the Samantha Brunson, the founder of Bobble Club House, a social group that gathers around crafting and chillaxing (think Netflix binging!) She is also a blogger and designer too. What I’m most excited for you to hear about here is how from day one she built in fun, community and creativity into her business. So many times we think (or is that just me?!) having a business, starting and running a business – that can’t all be just for fun. Samantha completely proves this wrong. I cannot wait for you to hear. Show notes here.
52 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Samantha Brunson: Knitting, Netflix & Bobble Club House
Today on the show I have the Samantha Brunson, the founder of Bobble Club House, a social group that gathers around crafting and chillaxing (think Netflix binging!) She is also a blogger and designer too. What I’m most excited for you to hear about here is how from day one she built in fun, community and creativity into her business. So many times we think having a business, starting and running a business – that can’t all be just for fun. Samantha completely proves this wrong. Show notes here.
56 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
The Grocery Girls: Making things, saying anything on YouTube and that incredible sisterly bond!
Today on the show I have the Grocery Girls!!!! Also known as Tracie Millar and Jodi Brown! If you’re anything like me, you spend time with these ladies on YouTube and Instagram, know a fair amount about them and yet you WANT to know a lot more! That’s where this podcast comes in...and we go deep. We cover their creative stories, how the YouTube channel came to be, what Rhinebeck was like for them, their feelings on authenticity and those people that give the thumbs down. There’s a lot! I cannot wait for you to hear. Show notes here.
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