Rank #1: Andrea Mowry: Finding your voice & embracing gratitude
Today's episode was such a good one! I have Andrea Mowry of all the knitting fame. She left me feeling so inspired by the life that she and her family have crafted just as they want it. There were 2 powerful themes that ran through this interview and left me even more in awe of Andrea than I was when I went into our call. Stick around for the end when I dive into these in a little more detail. I loved getting to know Andrea on a deeper level from what I see on social media and I know you will too! Visit my site for the show notes and a few pics of Andrea and her family. https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/12
Rank #2: Elise Cripe: On planning your creative time & so much more
Today on the show I have Elise Cripe, the creator of the Get to work planner, the Elise gets crafty podcast and newest to her repertoire her ‘Encouraging creative kids e-course’. The epidsode is jam packed with good stuff. She gives us great tips for prioritizing creativity, productivity and shares many of her favorite books and podcast with us, all of which I had not heard of. For show notes, follow this link: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/24
Rank #3: Margaux Hufnagel: Knit Design, Calligraphy, The Rare Stitch & Roller Skates
Today on the show I have Margaux Hugnagel of 1010 Studio. Margaux is not afraid to try new things and has mastered so many different creative art forms – from knitting to calligraphy and more! We get into a lot of different topics here - her huge appetite to learn new things, the role sports played in her life, living through the rare disease diagnosis of her son and of course how she embraces failure. Show notes here.
Rank #4: Karen Templer: growing Fringe Association, the Field Bag and why less is more
Today on the show Karen Templer, the creator the Fringe Association Blog and of the infamous Field Bag. Her business arose from her almost instant interest in knitting and a wish to create practile and beautiful products she didn’t see in the world. Wether your a business owner looking for fantastic advice or you're just curious to hear more of Karen’s story, this is the podcast for you!
Rank #5: Julie Weisenberger: From her own knitwear line to building Coco Knits
Today on the show I have Julie Weisenberger, the pattern designer and creator of Cocoknits. She is, I think, all of us will agree a knitting legend and we have so much fun s we dive as we dive into how she came up with her fancy Cocoknits technique and of course what lead her to create her gorgeous line of knitting related products. Lots of take aways and things to learn from this one! I think the knitters out there are really going to enjoy this one!
Rank #6: Lauren Williams: From blank walls to prolific fiber artist
Today on the show, I have fiber artist Lauren Williams. I love how I found out about her and everything about this conversation. She went from staring at that first blank wall that inspired her art, to creating 50+ pieces a week. It’s an incredible story that left me wanting to listen to the conversation all over again right after we finished.
Rank #7: Bristol Ivy: Homeschooling, woofing in NZ and of course, designing
Today on the show I have Bristol Ivy, pattern designer, teacher and author. We dive into her childhood in Maine and what that was like as well so many more experiences that lead her to where she is today. I especially loved hearing about the year off she took in New Zealand to work with sheep and how that experience shifted her course. Stick around for her final words of wisdom too!
Rank #8: Vickie Howell: On vulnerability and leaning into your oddities
In today’s episode I interview Vickie Howell, TV host, author, podcaster, the list goes on! She tells us so much – like how her first businesses unknowingly led to a great opportunity in TV. You’ll definitely want to stick around to the end when she fills us in on the biggest thing she learned hosting a Kickstarter campaign, the kooky way she unwinds as a serial multi-tasker, and my favorite why leaning into your oddities might just be the best option for all of us. Find out more about Vickie in the show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/6
Rank #9: Cal Patch: Flowing into a life of craft
Today on the show I have Cal Patch – a self described crafty farmer! She is a maker of all the things from sewing to crochet but she’s also a teacher and an author, the list literally goes on and on!
Rank #10: Jewell Washington: Community & Connection through Our Maker Life and North Knits
Today on the show I have Jewell Washington a stunning knitwear designer behind North Knits and the creator of Our maker life, a blog and movement dedicated to creating community and connection through making.
Rank #11: Maryanne Moodie: Starting small and looking in
Today on the show I have Maryanne Moodie the weaver, who really needs no introduction beyond that because truly she is the Mick Jagger of the weaving world. She shares about how following her curiosity led her on this path and my favorite, how taking the time to look inward and work through all the emotions she feels has impacted her art and life. It’s so darn good! Stick around for the end where I’ll dive into my take always and announce a little giveaway I’m hosting this week over at Knit Collage. Show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/17
Rank #12: Hannah Fetig: Flowing into a design career + all the messiness it comes with
Today on the show I have Hannah Fetig, the designer behind Knit Bot and so many beloved patterns. We trace the steps of her career which all seemed to flow together seamlessly over time. I especially love when she admits to her creative process as being messy and a little chaotic – it’s always so interesting to get a glimpse into how others work.
Rank #13: Amy Small: What inspires me right now & transition update
Hi friends, I’m back today with a wildcard episode. I usally do this on the 10thepisode of the show and the 60thwill be no different. I want to talk about 2 things in this episode and it won’t be a super long one - a little bit about the business thinking and planning that has been on my mind. I hope this will inspire you in some way and then secondly a little check in on the move and how coping with that transition has been going.
Rank #14: Jocelyn Tunney: On growing O-Wool, mistake yarns and turning down the volume on the ego
Today on the show I have Jocelyn Tunney, the owner and mastermind behind O-Wool – line of completely organic and sustainable yarn. Every thing about her yarns is carefully thought out – from the fiber, to the mill, dye house and even the man behind winding each skein. She has an amazing company I’m excited to learn more about today. For show notes visit: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/32
Rank #15: Candice English: Finding joy & balance at the Farmers Daughter Fibers
Today on the show I have Candice English, the founder and creative brain behind the Farmers Daughter Fibers. We talk about her career, working crazy 60 hour weeks and how that ultimately led her to quite and begin her company. At the end, we dive into the things she’s most excited about too – supporting the Empowering Native Women Initiative.
Rank #16: Amy Small: Doing Less (but what's essential!) in 2019
In today's show, I dive into what has been going on behind the scenes here at Knit Collage for the last few weeks. These events have led me to a change in how I think about goal setting and plans for 2019. I hope you enjoy!
Rank #17: Sasha Rives 2: On resilience and taking time to learn about yourself
Here we go with part 2 of my interview with Sasha Rives. We did this part in person while we were at the TNNA, a big yarn tradeshow for wholesale buyers last weekend. After a year and half apart it was a blast getting to catch up again. She is a true renaissance soul with a voracious interest in so many things. We go into how we started working together, the flower garden she’s cultivating and her morning knitting routine. We also get into how the best (and least selfish!) thing you can do is to never stop getting to know yourself better. Amen to that! Find out more in the show notes right here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/4
Rank #18: Heather Walpole: On surrounding yourself with people that light you up
Today on the show I have Heather Walpole, the creator and owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns, a company that embodies fun happy, relaxed yarn and patterns. She dives into the sacrifices she’s had to make as a small business owner and my favorite, how befriending and surrounding yourself with people that inspire you can open you up to new possibilities and opportunities. Show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/23
Rank #19: Erin Barrett of Sunwoven Studios: Work that helps us grow
Today on the show I have Erin Barrett, the extraordinary weaver and mastermind behind Sunwoven Studios. In this conversation, we talk about her desire to find work that fit into her life as mom started it all, the importance of selfcare and how having her business has helped her grow and learn more about herself and others.
Rank #20: Courtney Kelly: Kelbourne Woolens, appalling grades and becoming one kick butt biz lady
Today on the show I have Courtney Kelley, the founder of Kelbourne Woolens, a yarn distribturor and pattern company to mention just a few of the things they do! This podcast episode ended up being very far ranging, we get into a bunch of different things. We get into her self described appauling grades in high school and her mother’s hands off parenting approach that lead the way for her to be one kick butt biz lady now. I think you’re really going to enjoy it, so let’s dive in!