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Making Podcast

No. 2 / COLOR – Connecting with Mexico through handcrafted beauty, with Collectivo

February 15, 2018

Collectivo began as an idea in 2016 and was founded by Vail Fletcher, a professor of gender and environmental studies with a fascination for the handmade, Jessica Helgerson, an interior designer with a deep affection for Mexico, and Cristina Niculescu, a travel-loving Spanish professor. Collectivo collects beautiful handmade goods straight from the source, with these three women traveling to remote indigenous villages to meet the makers and learn about the age-old traditions behind each craft and document the hours, weeks or even months that go into making a single piece. Each region has its natural materials, each village its speciality, and each family its own take on tradition. Their mission is to share with you their love for Mexico through the artistry and stories they collect along the way and Collectivo brings you these treasures and the stories behind them. You can find Collectivo at ourcollectivo.com and on Instagram @ourcollectivo

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Collectivo / Guest site

/ giveaway /

This week we’re giving away a sweater’s worth of Moeke Yarn Elena grey and a copy of our first Making issue, No. 1 / FLORA. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on today’s episode’s blog post at makingzine.com. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post. 

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Just a little update, we’ve got lots of great things in our shop at makingzine.com. Subscriptions for Making 2018, which includes issue No. 5 / COLOR and No. 6 / BW are available, along with the entire line of Moeke Yarns, a variety of kits and available for pre-order is UNIFORM and UNIFORM little, a knit and sew collaboration between Carrie Hoge and Grainline Studio. And if you’re a shop looking to wholesale, you can find No. 5 / COLOR and the UNIFORM books on our wholesale site.  

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This episode is brought to you by our lovely sponsors.

The Yarn Collectivo. theyarncollectivo.com @theyarncollective

Shepherd’s Dream. shepherdsdream.com @shepherdsdream

  

Making Podcast

No. 1 / COLOR – Making a discovery with Carrie Hoge & Ashley Yousling

February 1, 2018

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast. Same format and approach to each maker’s creative journey, but now expanded to all types of makers. This first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR is extra special being that Carrie Hoge and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s. We hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into our lives, craft and love of color. 

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You can also and listen and subscribe at makingzine.com on iTunes and Stitcher.

/ notes & resources /

Woolful / Ashley’s blog
Madder / Carrie’s blog
Quince and Co / Mentioned by Carrie
Fibershed / Mentioned by Ashley

/ giveaway /

This episode’s giveaway is sponsored by Vogue Knitting and Purl Soho and they’re giving away a copy of the new landmark edition of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book and two skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill in Tumeric, enough to make one of the exciting projects in our upcoming issue No. 5 / COLOR. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on the episode blog post at makingzine.com.

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This episode is brought to you by our lovely sponsors.

The Net Loft in Cordova, Alaska. thenetloftak.com @thenetloft

Wool & Honey in Cedar, Michigan. woolandhoney.com @woolandhoney

  

 

Woolful Podcast

Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

January 16, 2018

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast, same format and approach to each makers creative journey’s, but now expanded to all types of makers.

…Welcome to Making, a podcast for makers. I’m excited to share with you some incredible people I’ve had the opportunity to talk to in this community we love so much. From knitters and quilters to builders and painters, here’s where you get to listen to a little part of their making journey…

The first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR launches next Friday, February 2nd…and it’s extra special being that Carrie and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s.

Here’s a little preview of the Making podcast, Season No. 1 / COLOR…