Rank #1: Kristy Glass: Youtube, Rhinebeck Sweaters and Saying YES
Today on the show I have Kristy Glass. Kristy does a lot, she is best known as a youtuber with a focus on yarn and knitting but she does many things far beyond this – my favorite being the baby wrangler, who knew that was a job. I also think you’ll enjoy hearing about the wonderful yes attitude her parents embraced and raised her with as a child. Show notes:https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/41
Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Andrea Mowry is BACK!
In today's episode I bring back previous guest, Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits for a deep dive on burnout and what methods she's found to help her work through it. Get ready to be inspired!
Rank #6: 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 #7: Rachel Denbow: On her journey & why you must take time out for your creative curiosities
Today on the show I have Rachel Denbow, the lady behind so many things – she’s a weaver, an author and ongoing contributor to the ABM blog. Stick around for the end when she give us her best advice for living a more creative life – it’s gold. Let’s dive in. Show notes at: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/29
Rank #8: Jacqui Fink: Knitting BIG and getting to know yourself
Today on the show I have Jacqui Fink, a fiber artist who makes super large scale knitted art as well a gorgeous yarn called K1S1. She talks about how her art has healed her, in effect its her mental health plan to having a life changing talk with her mother who was terminally ill that changed the course of her life. Don’t miss her advice to all of us creative folks at the end! Show notes: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/38
Rank #9: 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!
Rank #10: 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 #11: Stephen West: On freeing yourself from social norms
In this episode I dive into a wonderfully juicy conversation with Stephen West, the insanely talented designer behind West Knits. We get into how he became a designer, what influenced him to live such an unapologetically creative life and what his life on the road looks like now. Hint, it involves a lot of knitting in every way and in every place imaginable! Find out more about Stephen in my show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/7
Rank #12: Kristal Hill ~ Free People Creative Director on diving in to release worry & stress
Today on the show I have Kristal Hill, the creative director of lifestyle & design at Free People. Kristal tells a story I bet all of us can relate to – how stress can affect our health. The way she got well is a huge inspiration that has left me feeling not the least bit guilty about taking time for myself. For show notes follow this link: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/22
Rank #13: Esther Rodgers: On her fiber journey and coping with cancer
Today on the show I have Esther Rodgers, the extrodinairy spinner and weaver behind Jazz Turtle creations. She’s a teacher, writer and expert craftswoman. In this episode we dive deep into how her fiber journey began and the incredible battle she’s had this year fighting cancer. It’s a deep one that I hope will make you think differently, let’s dive in! Show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/27
Rank #14: Susan B Anderson: The routines, attitudes and influences that helped her
Today on the show I have Susan B Anderson, author, designer and now the owner of Barrett Wool Co. She opens up about a lot during our chat – from her morning routine that helped her juggle raising 4 kids and her growing her business to her mantra of WHY NOT ME – when it comes to just starting new things and putting yourself out there. I know you'll love this one and leave feeling more than a little inspired!
Rank #15: Lindsey Campbell: Growing Hello Hydrangea and throwing out your to-do list!
Hey there! Welcome to episode 48 of the Collage Creative Podcast, hosted by myself Amy Small. This podcast is a weekly interview show dedicated to uncovering the stories, motivations and practices of women and men who are living life on their own terms through work they love. Today on the show I have Lindsey Campbell, of Hello Hydrangea, she’s a weaver, designer and teacher. You’re going to love her advice on throwing out your to do list! Show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/48
Rank #16: 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 #17: Elizabeth Duvivier: On Owning your Happiness
Today on the show I have Elizabeth Duvivier. She has many hats that she wears- from writer to teacher, teenage wisperer and of course she is founder of Squam, the beloved art retreat that happens twice a year on Squam Lake in NH. She’s recently relinquished her role there and we get into this decision and many more of the fascinating jumps she’s taken in her life. From sacred mornings to owning her own happiness, we cover so much to inspire you.
Rank #18: Elsie Goodwin: On giving yourself the gift of work you love
In this episode I interview Elsie Goodwin of Reform Fibers. She delves into what motivated her to start her business after having her first daughter – and how authenticity and connection have helped her grow her business AND get through rough patches. I love Elsie so much and know you will enjoy this chat. Find out more about Elsie in the show notes here: https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/3
Rank #19: 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 #20: 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.