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The Collage Creative podcast is a weekly interview show dedicated to uncovering the motivations, daily routines and practices of women who are living life on their own terms. They may do this through a business they’ve created or they may simply choose to live differently in some way.

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The Collage Creative podcast is a weekly interview show dedicated to uncovering the motivations, daily routines and practices of women who are living life on their own terms. They may do this through a business they’ve created or they may simply choose to live differently in some way.

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By mkridd - Jul 12 2019
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Amy brings to the listeners artists and business owners with unique and interesting stories to tell. I have been a listener since day one and look forward to my weekly download.

Love this podcast!

By shf129 - Apr 23 2019
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I’ve been listening to this podcast for quite some time and always look forward to the next episode! It’s a great podcast for those who love to knit, weave, spin, or be crafty. Thanks Amy!

iTunes Ratings

93 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
4
0
2
1

Awesome!

By mkridd - Jul 12 2019
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Amy brings to the listeners artists and business owners with unique and interesting stories to tell. I have been a listener since day one and look forward to my weekly download.

Love this podcast!

By shf129 - Apr 23 2019
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I’ve been listening to this podcast for quite some time and always look forward to the next episode! It’s a great podcast for those who love to knit, weave, spin, or be crafty. Thanks Amy!
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Collage Creative with Amy Small

Updated about 15 hours ago

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The Collage Creative podcast is a weekly interview show dedicated to uncovering the motivations, daily routines and practices of women who are living life on their own terms. They may do this through a business they’ve created or they may simply choose to live differently in some way.

Rank #1: Andrea Mowry: Finding your voice & embracing gratitude

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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

Aug 03 2017
50 mins
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Rank #2: Kristy Glass: Youtube, Rhinebeck Sweaters and Saying YES

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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

Mar 08 2018
52 mins
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Rank #3: Andrea Mowry is BACK!

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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!

May 03 2018
26 mins
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Rank #4: Julie Weisenberger: From her own knitwear line to building Coco Knits

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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 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 as she goes deep into the details. Let's dive in! Show notes here.

Jan 03 2019
57 mins
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Rank #5: Karen Templer: growing Fringe Association, the Field Bag and why less is more

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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!

Show notes here. 

Aug 09 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: Bristol Ivy: Homeschooling, woofing in NZ and of course, designing

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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!

Jan 31 2019
49 mins
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Rank #7: Tina Tse: Juggling day & night jobs and cultivating community on IG

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Today on the show I have Tina Tse, she is a creative pattern designer who designs in her free time and works in the knitting machine world by day. I love this episode for a bunch of reasons – she touches on and explains what it’s like to juggle her side/night time business of designing new patterns and also cultivating a vibrant and inclusive community on Instagram. Her joy for everything she is doing will leave you wanting to knit every single one of her patterns. Show notes here

Feb 21 2019
36 mins
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Rank #8: Hannah Fetig: Flowing into a design career + all the messiness it comes with

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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. Show notes here.

Mar 07 2019
40 mins
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Rank #9: Kristal Hill ~ Free People Creative Director on diving in to release worry & stress

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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

Oct 12 2017
59 mins
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Rank #10: EPISODE 100 - SOLO EPISODE!

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Hi friends! Someone this is episode 100 of this podcast. I can hardly believe it. In this episode I talk about what this podcast means to me and how I plan to take it to a whole new place with (I hope!) your support. Then I take some time to let you know where I stand (and where my business Knit Collage) stands on the huge conversation happening right now in the knitting work around race, diversity and inclusion. Show notes here

Jul 18 2019
23 mins
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Rank #11: Gina Bonomo: Evolving businesses through Skein Cocaine

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Today on the show I have Gina Bonomo, she is the creator of Skein Cocaine. Gina has done so much in the fiber world from designing her own patterns to owning a yarn shop for 18 years and now dying her own crazy beautiful yarns. Right from the beginning of the interview, we go deep - into her businesses and burnout. You know I love talking about burnout!!! I can't wait for you to hear this one. Show notes here

Jun 13 2019
58 mins
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Rank #12: Lavanya Patricella: The art of staying genuine & fun as a pattern designer

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Hi everyone! Today on the show I have Lavanya Patricella. She is teacher and knitting pattern designer with a flair for all things brioche and colorful. I've admired her work from afar for so long, especially because she mixes in some bulky yarns and that beginner brioche cowl is the perfect gate way drug into brioche! 

Show notes here.

Oct 18 2018
50 mins
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Rank #13: Steven Berg: On being Steven Be - inside & out

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Today on the show I have Steven Berg, the man and the legend behind all things Steven Be. This is a really special episode for me. I’ve known Steven since my first Tnna tradeshow in 2010 where he was instantly friendly and enthusiastic about my business. In this interview we go back to where it all started for him – much of the way he is because of his incredible Mom but what got me time and again during this episode is how knitting and yarn is his safe space as a child and now he’s created that at Steven Be Studios. Steven has a way of just being himself, completely extravagant and fabulous in all that he does. It’s fun, totally unique and so incredibly Steven. And that’s what I really want this podcast to be about, shining a light on people doing their own creative things out in a world where it’s not that easy to do that. I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR THIS ONE! Show notes here

Aug 01 2019
53 mins
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Rank #14: Susan B Anderson: The routines, attitudes and influences that helped her

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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!

Show notes here

Nov 16 2018
37 mins
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Rank #15: Elise Cripe: On planning your creative time & so much more

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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

Oct 26 2017
47 mins
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Rank #16: Rachel Denbow: On her journey & why you must take time out for your creative curiosities

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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

Nov 30 2017
41 mins
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Rank #17: Lindsey Campbell: Growing Hello Hydrangea and throwing out your to-do list!

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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!

Apr 26 2018
40 mins
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Rank #18: Elizabeth Duvivier: On Owning your Happiness

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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. Show notes here. 

Aug 02 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #19: Meghan Fernandes: Leaving your comfort zone & embracing big changes

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Today on the show I have Meghan Fernadez, the co-founder and editor of Pom Pom magazine, the stunning knitting magazine that so many of us love so dearly. She is also a knitting designer with the most gorgeous knits up on Ravelry. She has such an interesting story full of adventure and new beginnings. I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little better. Head on over to my blog for the show notes: 

https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/13

Aug 10 2017
42 mins
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Rank #20: Genevieve Day: Family, systems & running 2 businesses

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Today I have a very special guest, Genevieve Day, the owner of JP Knit & Stitch a fanastic LYS here in Boston and New England Farm to Fiber a shop at Boston’s Public Market that specializes in farm yarn. She’s been a long time friend, supporter and incredible inspiration into what running a business and juggling a family looks like. Best part, she is right here in person with me!

Find out more about Genevieve in the show notes here:

https://knitcollage.com/blogs/podcast/11

Jul 27 2017
56 mins
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