Woolful Podcast

Episode 68: Tanis Lavallee – Leaps, married operation, motherhood and Tanis Fiber Arts

October 8, 2016

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Sponsor: Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook of Marian Rae Publications, the brilliant designers behind collections such as Journey and Seasonless have released their newest book, Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul. This beautifully photographed book takes you on a visual journey, through a world of modern rustic coziness designed to stimulated the sense and kindle inspiration. You’ll find six signature patterns, including accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favorite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a function and beautiful addition to any knitter’s wardrobe. You can find Within on Ravelry, on mariaraepublications.com or look for it at your local yarn shop. Follow along on Instagram @soveryshannon and @janerichmond and make sure to tag your photos #withinknits.

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Fiber folk: Nearly two years ago I received an email from Tanis Lavallee. It began as a conversation, which then spurred a new journey for her and her husband Chris’s seasoned hand dyed yarn business, Tanis Fiber Arts. It’s been inspiring to watch from afar and hear more about the leaps of faith these two have taken in their business over the years, as a husband and wife team, parents and entrepreneurs – so much hard work and dedication. I hope as you get to know Tanis today that you’ll be motivated to pursue your dreams, take those leaps of faith and inspired to stick with it for the long haul. You can find Tanis at tanisfiberarts.com and on Instagram @tanisfiberarts

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Sponsor: Plum Deluxe hand blended organic tea is like a good friend – one that you always look forward to hearing from. Plum Deluxe was founded in the Pacific Northwest by Andy Hayes, with the intention of creating a community online that you always look forward to visiting, whether that’s exploring their blog, joining their tea of the month club or creating a rich experience with their organic tea blends. It’s all about making moments that matter, whether with a warm cup of their Pumpkin Spice tea or whipping up a chai latte. Just as you can never have enough yarn in your stash, the same goes with tea. Visit plumdeluxe.com to join their organic tea of the month club, delivered to your doorstep each month for just $10. Explore all their amazing teas and add a few to your stash or find tasty recipes that pair perfectly with tea at plumdeluxe.com and follow along on Instagram @plumdeluxe

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Fall/Winter Woolful KnitalongBeginning November 1st, let’s celebrate the cooler seasons with a Biches & Bûches inspired knitalong, casting on one of their patterns, kits or with one of their yarns. You choose how you’d like to join the knitalong and then we’ll get started. Visit bichesetbuches.com to be inspired and look for more details later this month on the podcast and blog.

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Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Kristina Jelinek, you’ve won the Winter Mittens kit from Biches & Buches. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Tanis Fiber Arts, Plum Deluxe and myself and we’re giving away a copy of Tanis’s R&R Hoodie along with a sweaters worth of the PureWash yarn in the color of your choice, a bag of Plum Deluxe’s tasty organic Pumpkin Spice tea blend and a copy of Leslie Robinson’s Mug Mat pattern with a skein of Stela by Moeke YarnsTo enter, leave a comment on this blog post.

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Music by Jónsi.

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557 Comments

  • Reply Jamie Dear October 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Inspiring episode as always!

    • Reply Yanira Ogrodnik October 20, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Very well done!

  • Reply kate Burki October 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    loved listening and enjoying some quiet personal time as i delved into doing the leg work for my first sweater design. thank you for the inspiration!

    • Reply Susan S October 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Great episode – hugely informative

  • Reply Raychel Yearsley October 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I love all her colorful projects!

  • Reply Debra Sewell October 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Always look forward to hearing a new episode of Woolful! Thank you

  • Reply Ramona October 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I am such a fan of Tanis and her yarn. I’ve been seeing quite a few versions of the R&R hoodie on Instagram. So lovely.

  • Reply Dana October 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Lovely episode, Tanis’ yarn was my first indie yarn and I still love her! I haven’t tried PureWash yet, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Heather Mitchell October 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, pick me, please!

  • Reply Shannon Y. October 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Have long loved Tanis’ yarn and designs. Wonderful episode as usual!

  • Reply Kathy October 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Another great episode, Ashley! I enjoyed hearing about Tanis’ superwash to pure wash journey, and thank you for your inspiration regarding superwash awareness for us all.

  • Reply Sara October 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Great discussion on sourcing of yarns. Beautiful yarns & patterns!

  • Reply Rose Young October 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Oh this would be such a fun prize to receive in my mail box! 🙂 Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed! 🙂

  • Reply Kathy Tonegawa October 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Last winter I knit a pair of mittens for my daughter with a Tanis Arts kit and she loves them. It was very interesting and educational to hear how the yarns are no longer superwash.

  • Reply Chineka October 8, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I love the hoodie and enjoyed listening to this week’s podcast. I’ve heard good things about plum deluxe tea.

  • Reply Sarah October 8, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Wow. This would be a fabulous prize to receive. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Reply Neza October 9, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I’d loooove to try PureWash yarn someday!

  • Reply Judy N October 9, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Another great podcast. I have followed TFA for a long time and love their yarn (and the hoodie is in my queue already). Thanks for the opportunity. Also, I love the picture of the Biches & Bûches sweater, but can’t figure out which is the pattern/kit in their shop or where I can find the pattern.

  • Reply Abbe October 9, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Can’t wait to listen. I love TFA’s amazing colours and would be thrilled to win!

  • Reply Jenny October 9, 2016 at 5:17 am

    TFA yarns have always been a favorite of mine. So great to hear her voice and their story! Thanks for always finding such wonderful people!

  • Reply Wendy P October 9, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Tanis’ colors are brilliant. I wish I could try them in every single base! Thanks for sharing this story.

  • Reply Suzi October 9, 2016 at 5:48 am

    The R&R Hoodie is exactly the pattern I’ve been looking for! Thanks for posting it!

  • Reply LEANNE GODDARD October 9, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I’m fairly new to your site and really enjoying your Pod casts! I’m learning so much! Thank you!

  • Reply Jessica October 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I recently finished a hat in PureWash and loved it! Can’t wait to get more.

  • Reply Beverly October 9, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Loved listening to your interview with Tanis. I never really thought about how much hard work and sacrifice goes into making the beautiful yarns that we use. This podcast was very enlightening. Thank you.
    Beverly

  • Reply Caitlin October 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Very excited about this one!

  • Reply Marilyn October 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Such a thrill to hear Tanis tell their story. Love all their yarns and colours. Very professional website.

  • Reply Hazel October 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

    What a lovely gentle interview, a good reminder of how taking time & thoughtful care can give so much, thank you.

  • Reply Jeannie October 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Always enjoy the conversation around superwash. Love that Tannis was able to make the change!

  • Reply Christine Duncan October 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I was so happy when Tanis went in this direction as I had been a long time fan but was leaning away from buying anymore Superwash. Great post.

  • Reply Bonnie October 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I loved this so much! It was great to hear the stories of TFA and also how PureWash came to be. Thanks for sharing your story Tanis!

  • Reply Jane October 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Tanis is one of my very favourite yarn people, and it’s such an amazing thing to be able to listen to her talk about yarn – thank you!!

  • Reply teegan October 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Just sitting down to listen, and I had a thought. I know(!) it’s more work, but is there any way to have a sort of map or guide that groups those you interview regionally? That way, if we’re going to Maine or the Pacific Northwest or NYC, we can do some “guided listening” beforehand? I’m tempted to do it myself, but I’m not super programming-savy…

  • Reply Nancy P October 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Love your podcast. It is my favorite one to listen to on my walks! Thank you.

  • Reply Mary October 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

    What a generous giveaway – thank you. I’ve used TFA yarns in the past and loved them; excited to try the new PureWash line. And thank you for the podcast – always interesting and inspiring!

  • Reply Diane October 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Tanis fiber arts had been on my bucket list and after you podcast it went to the top.

  • Reply Laurel October 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    What a wonderful episode! I have heard of TFA but have never tried them. Now I definitely need to try them out.

  • Reply Naomi October 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

    So lovely. I bought some of Tanis’ yarn years ago on a trip to Montreal and have been a fan ever since

  • Reply Sarah Garcia October 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I need to try this yarn and that hoodie. Thanks for another great listening experience and knitting session.

  • Reply Rebecca N. October 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    That hoodie is great! I haven’t tried Tanis yarns yet but would love to!

  • Reply Jane October 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This was one of the best episodes yet. I’ve been following the ups and downs of super wash wool and I’m anxious to check out Tanis’ new yarn base. And I loved hearing about her love affair with color. I can never settle down with one color so I have too many projects going. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Marina October 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Another great episode! Thank you Ashely for sharing!

  • Reply Natalie October 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    What a fantastic story about growth and influence. Thank you and Tanis for this.

  • Reply Edith October 9, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    So pleased to learn about a fellow Canadian who is making ethical choices in producing her yarns. I can hardly wait for her next shop update carrying the Purewash yarn!

  • Reply Rachel Palfini October 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I had (apparently) already been following TFA on Instagram, so I really enjoyed getting to know more of her story! Will have more perspective will I see the posts in the future. 🙂 Also, PUMPED about the Kal. Ordered my yarn yesterday!

  • Reply V. Broderick October 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I loved the podcast with Tanis and can’t wait to try TFA yarn. You’ve educated us about superwash and introduced me to a fabulous alternative. Her patterns are great, too. Thank you!

  • Reply Bethany Hynes October 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I remember when I first walked into a LYS in my city and saw Tanis Fiber Arts’ brilliant colours, it was the beginning of a serious love affair with yarn and knitting. I was so excited when I saw you were interviewing her on the podcast and it was so great to hear of the big switch she’s made!

  • Reply Julia Bunch October 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Loved listening as always!

  • Reply Gail October 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    First time listener. Been following TFA for a long time.. this was a great way to learn more about such a great little company!

  • Reply Jaime October 9, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    What a joy to hear that a yarn like pure wash exists!!! So happy

  • Reply Meagan October 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve been following Tanis for a long time, I love her yarn and I’ve read all of her blog posts. I can’t wait to hear the interview!!

  • Reply Tania October 9, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Love Tanis’ yarns and love that she’s growing as a fiber artist and adding PureWash to her line.

  • Reply Amber Weinberg October 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Omgosh I’ve been such a fan of TFA for so long and it’s so great to hear a voice to go with all the blog posts and Instagram photos I see 🙂

    My favorite sweater in TFA yarn is my I Heart Aran….it’s so cuddly and I’m dying to try both the new Eco Friendly yarn and that hoodie!!. I’ve never done pockets or zips before, so it would be a perfect challenger 😀

  • Reply Sarah M October 9, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Loved this episode! So inspiring to hear about her natural progression in making fiber her families livelihood. And the photos on the blog are a wonderful accompaniment.

  • Reply Maria Bennett October 10, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Tanis’ story is inspirational and thought provoking as we all strive to live on this gentle earth. Her yarns have been amazing through the years and am so glad for her new GOTS certified additions. I’ve tried to secure so I’m hopeful and grateful for this opportunity. Thank you both!

  • Reply Francoise October 10, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I really love this podcast. So inspiring! Can wait to try Tanis new base, and I love to know that it’s more “environmental” friendly. Thank you both!

  • Reply Sherry October 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Lovely podcast; lovely prize! Hope I win!!

  • Reply Barbara October 10, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I was fascinated by the thoughtfulness of your guest, Tanis. I feel inspired by her commitments – to her family, to her business, and to the environment. I will be looking to buy her yarn to support her and her husband’s endeavor.
    As usual, Ashley, job well done.

  • Reply Lisa H-L October 10, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Another wonderful “conversation”. I just love your interview style.

  • Reply Megan M October 10, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Tanis has an amazing eye for color, and I always look forward to her Mood Board Monday posts!

  • Reply Anita October 10, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I cannot wait to try Pure Wash. The project I have planned is a baby blanket. I have some of Tanis’s yarn and her color sense is beautiful. As a follower of her blog it was great to hear her story.

  • Reply Jennifer October 10, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Ohh, what a giveaway! I am really enjoying the PureWash and Tanis has the most amazing colors!

  • Reply amy bernhardt October 10, 2016 at 6:50 am

    First I have to say I’m so happy Podbean recommended your podcast … I really enjoy your interviews!!

    This was a great interview, I had no idea superwash was so bad for the environment … makes me rethink what I buy (which is good with Rhinebeck coming up). This is my first into to Tanis and her company … and I couldn’t wait to stop driving so I could see ‘Lucky Penny’ … and WOW!!! I do have to say, if I were to win, that would be my color of choice.

    Thank you again for the work you put into such a quality podcast.

  • Reply Edie October 10, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Sandra October 10, 2016 at 7:13 am

    ANOTHER AWESOME EPISODE! I’M A HUGE CHEERLEADER FOR PureWash and appreciate the journey to get there. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing their story. As a mom of grown kids I also want you two moms to know that I applaud how you love & cherish your children! And I applaud that your husbands are awesome dads : )
    Grateful to be connected with yarn & more – Sandra

  • Reply Pat Herkal October 10, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I knit so many hats, leg warmers and other baby gifts and often use super wash to make life a little easier for young mothers. So good to learn about an alternative – I had no idea of the plastic/yarn usage! Your podcasts always inspire me and I generally learn something new.

  • Reply Vicki Lynch October 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I enjoyed hearing the story of Tanis Fiber. I remember the episode 2 years ago about superwash products and how I felt like I should give away all my superwash. I didn’t which is good. It does have a place when you’re knitting for non-knitters. However, it’s good to know about the option that Tanis now offers. I love the Tartan fingering you have shown on the blogpost.

  • Reply Cat B October 10, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Love ALL of this, thank you for making such a lovely podcast happen.

  • Reply Dixie October 10, 2016 at 8:22 am

    A wonderful podcast.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such wonderful yarn.

  • Reply Melissa Montgomery October 10, 2016 at 9:29 am

    TFA has been my yarn of choice for quite a while now and I really appreciate knowing more of the back story of how it came to be. I feel good knowing I am supporting small business and I get beautiful yarns

  • Reply Samantha Houghtaling October 10, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I just caught up on all the episodes today, which let me tell ya is super sad. But plus side I finally! Get to enter the giveaway but what a super week for that. Thanks so much for endlessly expanding my knitting world and knowledge of all these great makers and farmers and designers. It’s so inspiring and calming, definitely makes days at my desk more enjoyable.

  • Reply Tracie M. October 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I’m grateful for the introduction to new fiber!

  • Reply Kim October 10, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What a delightful interview and very generous giveaway!

  • Reply Maureen Johnson October 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love her can-do spirit and her commitment to making the hand-dyed marketplace a little greener! The politics and environmental aspects of superwash yarn are tough to navigate so it is nice to hear she is changing minds and supporting organic and local growers in the process of educating consumers!

  • Reply Priscilla October 10, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes! I have yet to try Tanis Fiber Arts but the colors are all so lovely!

  • Reply Doreen MacL October 10, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Great to hear about a commercial alternative to “superwash” and an extra bonus- Made in Canada! Definitely on my yarn radar now, thanks for the chance to win. Beautiful colours too.

  • Reply Zeta October 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’m a great fan of Tanis! Off to enjoy the episode! 🙂

  • Reply Michele October 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful and informative podcast. I enjoyed listening to Tanis.

  • Reply Melissa Wilson October 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve been reading Tanis’s blog, buying her yarn and patterns for many years. Her colors are so beautiful and consistently high quality. I was only able to snag a couple of skeins of her pure wash but plan on buying more in the future. I always learn so much from each episode. Thank you!

  • Reply Gennifer Giuliano October 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Recently, I began listening to your podcast & I’m hooked! It has helped me to feel inspired, & to think deeper about being a maker. I’d love to knit a sweater and have the opportunity to work with gorgeous Tanis yarns, while sipping tea on a chilly New England evening. Added bonus: my daughter is named Stella!

  • Reply Kim Schroeder October 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Another well curated show. Thank you

  • Reply Elizabeth October 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Sigh, could the swoony goodness get any more swoony?
    Ashley and Tanis, thank you both, for all the thoughtful and wonderful care of the craft.

  • Reply kezia Tenenbaum October 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I’m so excited about the new yarn Tanis and Chris are making! Thanks for this episode.

  • Reply Yvonne October 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Another wonderful podcast Ashley! I love Tanis’s patterns and yarns. I look forward to trying her Purewash line of yarns.

  • Reply Mandy October 10, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    What a great episode!

  • Reply Jen October 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Awesome podcast! TFA yarns are my favourite to use and I can’t wait to try PureWash.

  • Reply Danielley October 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Enjoying this episode right now! Thank you!

  • Reply Vanya Walker October 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    <3 Tanis Fiber Arts! Thank you for this episode.

  • Reply Tera October 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I cannot wait to get my hands on some PureWash!!!

  • Reply Marybeth OConnell October 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for the education about Pure Wash!

  • Reply Brittany October 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Such a fabulous episode! It is always a joy to listen to people who are so passionate about what they do.

  • Reply Kerry October 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I love your podcast and I love TFA!

  • Reply yasmin October 10, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Wonderful

  • Reply Julia October 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Very interesting to hear about the purewash; lately I’ve been having to put longer toes on my husbands socks as his workboots felt the soles and toes into quite a stiff state. Thanks!

  • Reply Minnie October 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I love this story. TFA took such a careful, thoughtful, deliberate approach to being more conscience of their impact on the environment. They took a measured approach and obtained real success. I like it. It’s good food for thought. I like the lesson.

  • Reply Bernice October 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Very interested in the discussion about superwash yarn and the fact that there is an alternative. I did grow up and start knitting in the time before superwash, so I learned to wash woollens carefully. I think knitters should understand that it is not difficult or even particularly time consuming. However, an alternative Eco friendly process is a bonus choice for knitters who want to make environmentally friendly choices.

  • Reply Bowen Gibson October 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Stayed up much too late finishing the podcast but I really enjoyed it!

  • Reply T October 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Happily knitting and listening.

  • Reply Karen Grauman October 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

    To build a successful creative business without a single loan….wow!

  • Reply DelightedHands October 11, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I love to listen to the trail of circumstances that leads one and all to fiber/yarn. It is a nice way to connect with others.

  • Reply Gail Chongsiam October 11, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I’ve been following TFA for a long while. It was nice to hear from Tanis in her own voice. Her journey is inspirational in the sense that she ‘follows her dreams and instincts’..

  • Reply Maaike October 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Loved this episode very much! So inspiring in many ways.
    Being a mother with a young child and having dreams starting something in the yarn / knitting world.
    Thank you! Love to participate in the give away!

  • Reply Kaeleigh October 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Solid episode, and definitely inspiring 🙂 Makes me think it’s about time to throw another batch of yarn in the pot, haha.

  • Reply Patricia Marshall October 11, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Loved the podcast as we follow Tanis Fiber. It was wonderful to hear their journey from starting and growing their business. An encouragement to take risks and do what you are passionate about, grow the business in steps without incurring large amounts of debts is wise, All my best to Tanis Fiber as they continue what they love to do.

  • Reply Rebecca October 11, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Wonderful interview! It was great to hear more about Tanis’ journey and I’m so excited about TFA’s move to PureWash. <3

  • Reply Yukimom October 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I was so pleased to listen to the Tanis podcast as I’ve been a big fan from a long time ago. It was interesting to hear how the business evolved, and good for you for taking things step by step. The first time I used Tanis yarn was for a knit a long at my LYS, the Purple Purl. I chose the Stormy colourway and made a February Lady sweater which is still worn and always receives compliments. I had never knit with yarn with such lovely rich and textural colours. Since then, I have used Tanis yarn many times, and now wait to see the new colours at Espace Tricot when I visit my sister in Montreal. Thank you for your wonderful products, and would love to be able to try the new PureWash yarns.

  • Reply Tiffany W October 11, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I am very impressed with Tanis’s conviction to find another option to super wash yarns. Like Tanis, I began questioning my yarn choices after learning more about the super wash process. It has been a struggle to find hand dyed yarns that are not super wash. Thank you Tanis for giving knitters this gentler option! Your drive, creativity, and passion are inspiring.

  • Reply Sharon Vance October 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Great to hear Tanis describe her journey! Have loved watching their family and yarn business grow and change. I am eager to try her new Purewash Yarn. 🙂

  • Reply Gigi W October 11, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Another wonderful interview! I love TFA yarn. The colors and quality are amazing.

  • Reply Duni October 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I have been following Tanis’ blog for a few years now and I’m so impressed with her. I’m currently knitting (and occasionally ripping) a hat with her new Purewash DK and I can say I’m loving it and looking forward to getting more in the future. Thanks, Tanis, for an excellent business model and a product line taking environmental considerations into account. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Erin October 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

    My Lord, THIS is a prize package I’d adore to have – wow! Big fan of Tanis’ work here, but haven’t tried it yet. Go, Tanis!

  • Reply Barb October 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for opening my eyes to alternative to super wash yarn.

  • Reply Shelly October 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Big fan of Tanis’ yarns and looking forward to trying the new PureWash!

  • Reply Michaela Hitchcock October 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    This was great…I loved hearing about Tanis’ story!

  • Reply LInda aka YaYa Ball of Yarn October 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I have loved being a customer of Tanis Fiber Arts. I have enjoyed her blog and have been totally blown away by the beauty of her hand dyed yarn.Her wee ones are such a wonderful bonus! As a grandmother and a woman that raised two little boys it warms my heart to see thus little family and know when I buy her yarn it goes to these sweet faces. Thank you so much for featuring her on your podcast! It was an enjoyable listen!

  • Reply Coryna Blasko October 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Great write up and the photos are wonderful! Tanis has such a great colour sense. Now I’m off to wind my skein of Pink Label lace in ‘Lotus’! p.s. I’d love to know what colourway those socks are made with!

  • Reply Aileen October 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Wonderful episode!! Fabulous give-a-way! Thank you..

  • Reply Susan Seward October 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Another pleasurable, educational and inspiring listen. Thank you!

  • Reply Jess Poole October 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I have loved Tanis’ yarns since I started knitting in 2012. So great to hear her story in person and I am particularly excited about the move to Purewash yarns!

  • Reply Bern October 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Loved hearing Tanis’ story. I have followed Tanis and her family on Instagram and wish her much happiness.

  • Reply Stacy October 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Love the podcast and Tanis Fiber Arts. Thanks for the chance to try the new yarn!

  • Reply Adrienne Simmons October 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I just love Tanis! Great episode!

  • Reply Shira S October 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I love TFA. It was great to hear her story in person! I am so excited to try her purewash yarn.

  • Reply Diane October 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Loved it!

  • Reply Dee October 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Loved hearing this podcast and learning about Tanis and her business. Love her yarn!

  • Reply Jennifer October 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Wonderful podcast. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

  • Reply Meredith S October 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    The Tanis R&R Hoodie is adorable!

  • Reply Jenny I October 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    This was such an amazing podcast! Thank you for interviewing such an inspiring individual in the knitting world. What a lovely story!

  • Reply Vivienne October 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I had the great fortune of discovering TFA yarns in a yarn store before Tanis and Chris scaled back to online only. So glad I did! Thank you for having Tanis on your podcast. She is an inspiring person.

  • Reply Marilyn October 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wonderful podcast this week….as are all the weeks. I love Tanis’s sense of color!

  • Reply Sara L October 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve loved TFA since the beginning of my knitting career!

  • Reply Romy October 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Awesome podcast! Romykins on rav

  • Reply Sue Marquette October 11, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Love the podcast and enjoy the artists and their artistry

  • Reply Genevieve L October 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Love that she’s canadian! Such lovely yarn and a lovely podcast. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Caitlyn October 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I say this this with every new episode, but another inspiring podcast! I am in awe of Tanis and how much she has accomplished. She and her husband seem to make an amazing team and it was wonderful to hear their story. I loved hearing how they grew the company a little at a time taking on only what they felt the could handle. Really inspiring to hear and great advise in anything you want to do.

  • Reply Zsuzsanna October 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for another inspiring conversation – I love your podcasts!

  • Reply Sonya October 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

    This was the first episode I listened to and I loved it. TFA is one of my favorites.

  • Reply leisa October 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I never have time to listen during my busy season (gardening) so what a joy to tune in and listen to Tanis speak about my new favorite yarn PureWash!

  • Reply Alli October 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I love the colors of the Tanis yarn! I loved hearing about how the couple works together for the business in the podcasts, too. Excellent episode.

  • Reply Dominique October 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I loved this podcast – everything from talking about how Tanis started her business to the superwash discussion. I loved when she emphasized how it was a risk at the time for her to leave her day job to do this, but she loved it and wanted to nurture it to grow, so she took that step and hoped for the best; I’m definitely in a place where I couldn’t just drop my day job for the work I truly love, but to hear about someone else who was in the same sort of financial bind as I am now who was able to do that is incredibly inspiring. And, of course, I love your talk about personal convictions and what we can do on a small scale for ourselves in our lives. Great podcast, as always, and I’m excited for my next payday so I can try out some of Tanis’s new yarn!

  • Reply Alyssa October 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Yay!! Thanks so much for this episode! Tanis fiberarts was the very first hand dyed yarn I ever knit with all those years ago… I’m so obsessed with yarn now, and I work at a yarn shop, so it’s hard to remember that at one point this was all brand new to me, but yeah, it all started with some Tanis. Beautiful stuff, great interview. Thanks again Ashley! I’m so glad you keep putting out these podcasts. they’re perfect for tea and knitting 🙂

  • Reply Fiona October 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve followed Tanis for awhile and I am so excited by the shift to Pure Wash… This interview was fantastic to hear her speak about her experience and her business. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Lisa October 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Great knitting, delicious tea and something wonderful to listen to. I am ready for fall!

  • Reply Jo October 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Once again you bring us a podcast full of inspiration, entertainment and woolly love. I always do a little fist pump of joy when I see a new Woolful up. Thanks again! x

  • Reply Natalie October 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Oh my GOSH I would LOVE to win this post’s giveaway! As a new mom, I loved hearing about Tanis’ work/life/mothering balance. Thanks again for another great podcast!

  • Reply Jocelyn Egan October 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Another great episode, Ashley! I loved hearing Tanis’s story and it is so great to know of another company using an alternative to super wash (and a Canadian dyer no less!).

  • Reply Nicole Settle October 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Loved listening to this! I had never thought about the impacts of superwash yarn before. I learned something new and will be thinking about yarn differently!

  • Reply Elizabeth Rowe October 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you for another lovely episode!

  • Reply Monica October 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Loved this episode. I never knew that super wash yarn had a coating, I just thought it was de-scaled. Glad to know this and I will make wiser and more green purchases.

  • Reply Cheryl Morrison October 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to Tanis Fiber Arts! I had no clue about the superwash wool issue- it never occurred to me before. I’m so glad there is an alternative- which I am excited to try. Love the podcast- thanks for sharing it all.

  • Reply Melissa F October 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I love everything about this post!

  • Reply Naomi Onishi-Wong October 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Also had no idea about the superwash wool issue! Great podcast and loved hearing from Tanis… Such yummy colours!

  • Reply Kim October 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Another exceptional podcast! Love hearing all the stories.

  • Reply Lulu October 13, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Grabbing my knitting and starting listening now! Thank you as always for the inspiring pics!

  • Reply Carla Hibbard October 13, 2016 at 5:05 am

    I am so happy when a new woolful uploads! Love TFA and great to hear the history and about the future.

  • Reply Kristin October 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Wonderful podcast, as always! It was very encouraging to hear about how Tanis was willing to search for a superwash alternative after learning more about it.

  • Reply Nicole McKowen October 13, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I can hear my story when she tells hers! Thank you for sharing and giving me hope.

  • Reply Jada Sharp October 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I always learn something new from your podcasts! Love them!

  • Reply Nat October 13, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I’ve knit with the PureWash and it’s lovely

  • Reply Jennifer Ouellette October 13, 2016 at 10:57 am

    What a great podcast. Ive never listened before but it will definitely be something I do routinely. So excited for TFAs purewash to be available. I’m dreaming of all the sweaters I can knit in it.

  • Reply Alta October 13, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Tanis has beautiful yarn. This is my first time listening to the podcast but it won’t be the last.

  • Reply Melinda October 13, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I’ve been a fan of TFA yarns since discovering my first skein in Victoria BC back in 2008. Thanks for a fantastic episode.

  • Reply Kelsey October 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

    TFA is my very favourite yarn and I love that you showcased Tanis in this episode to help spread the word. Thank you for the opportunity to wing some great swag <3

  • Reply Danielle October 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Oh, I can’t wait to listen to this episode! I follow Tanis on Instagram, and I’ve been eyeing her yarn and patterns for some time. I also recently received some Plum Deluxe tea in a ravelry swap.

  • Reply Clare October 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Have used Tanis’ yarn since she first started dying. Love her colours

  • Reply Mary October 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Great podcast! Love TFA!

  • Reply Theresa October 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Wearing a sweater out of Tanis’s yarn right now! Love the yarn and her regular doses of colour.

  • Reply Ellen October 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I love Tanis’ yarn, and it is so nice to discover your podcast. Thanks!

  • Reply Dee October 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I love Tanis purewash worsted! I have made her r and r hoodie and would love to knit another!
    Thanks for the podcast!

  • Reply Susan Ipavec October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    So glad I happened upon your podcast! I recently bought some Blue Label Fingering and cannot wait to use it–the color is so saturated and beautiful. Loved hearing more about TFA and the balance between fiber and family. Thank you so much for the chance to win–the hoodie pattern looks fantastic!

  • Reply Claudia October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Very wonderful! And such a lovely giveaway, thank you Tanis for the generosity!

  • Reply Sarah October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    What an amazing giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  • Reply Stefanie October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I really enjoyed this episode. What an amazing giveaway!!!!!

  • Reply Alexis October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I love all of the beautiful photographs I got to look at while listening! R&R would be a dream come true to knit!

  • Reply Page October 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

    What a lovely peak into the life of a talented fiber artist. Beautiful photos too!

  • Reply Savannagal October 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Tanis makes the most beautiful and vibrant yarn. She has many lovely patterns as well. Thanks for another great episode.

  • Reply Megan October 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I’m a fan of TFA and just found out about this podcast through her! So excited to discover a knitting oriented podcast!

  • Reply Em October 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I’m new to your podcast…made my way over here via Tanis’ newsletter. I’m off to listen now for the first time!

  • Reply Carol Perecman October 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Wonderful podcast! I have been a Tanis fan for a long time and I’m looking forward to knitting the hoodie. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Reply Jane W. October 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Wonderful to have a “voice to go with” the face/yarn, and so happy to have found your podcast via Tanis’ IG account.

    Consider me entered, please.

  • Reply A Briles October 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I love TFA and tea! What a great podcast!

  • Reply Victoria Cutler October 13, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Loved this episode (and all of them!). Being from Montreal myself I am so pleased to be able to support TFA in all their fiber adventures. I’m particularly excited to try PureWash, and can’t wait to knit with it. Shout out to Espace Tricot which is seriously one of the ABSOLUTE BEST yarn stores ANYWHERE! Not suprised they are the only retail outlet they continue to deal with. 🙂

  • Reply Susanne Scheurwater October 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

    What a wonderful giveaway. I have been a fan of TFA for a long time and her yarn is scrumptious!!! Can’t wait to find out if I am the lucky winner and pick a great colour for knitting that great hoodie!!

  • Reply missagnes October 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Totally awesome giveaway! Tanis Fiber Arts is the first yarn club I ever tried back in 2013 and I scored a lot of her skeins when the Mouline store in Montreal stopped being a stockist and held a massive TFA sale. I still have a lot of her skeins in my stash, always on the lookout for the perfect pattern. I was a fellow Montrealer for years, I love how she shares her passion for yarn and color in her blog that I’ve been following for years now.

  • Reply Stephanie Ruscansky October 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I love Plum Deluxe!

  • Reply Kathryn October 13, 2016 at 11:13 am

    It is very exciting to see an eco-friendly super-wash in the market. I am a huge TFA fan and so happy that Tanis and Chris and responsible for this!

  • Reply Peggy D'Eath October 13, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I love Tanis’ yarns! Her colourways are so gorgeous!

  • Reply Kim Macpherson October 13, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Great Episode! I’ve been a fan of Tanis for awhile; love the yarn clubs, never been disappointed

  • Reply Pamela Sobczak October 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Fingers crossed that I get to try the new TFA purewash yarn!

  • Reply Anne Graham October 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Love the hoodie design. This is sort of a new hand dyed yarn company for me to enjoy and I’m loving the colors.

  • Reply Katie Macias October 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Great episode! I really enjoyed hearing about the evolution of TFA, and how Tanis and Chris make it work for their family. I’d love to win the giveaway, along with everyone else! Ragardless, I can’t wait to try this beautiful yarn.

  • Reply Kate Greenwood October 13, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I am new to Woolful and was drawn in by my interest in TFA. Thanks for featuring Tanis and their wonderful yarns!
    Love the giveaway 🙂

  • Reply Veronica Martin October 13, 2016 at 11:24 am

    What a lovely, interesting blog! Thank you for it

  • Reply Maya G October 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    What an informative podcast! I’m so excited about TFA’s new base as I am a huge believer in all things natural, organic, and Eco-friendly.

  • Reply Sophia October 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Suzanne Espinosa October 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

    What a generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  • Reply Laura October 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Tanis’ R&R Hoodie has been on my to knit list for ages!

  • Reply Allison Blogg October 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I love TFA purewash and of course would love some more!

  • Reply linda roller October 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I have followed Tanis for years. I would love to try her Purewash base. Thank you for a chance.

  • Reply Hope October 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Oh my gosh! Absolutely delicious, what a lovely way to get more fibre into one’s diet!

  • Reply Pat Sywenky October 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed.

  • Reply Christine Marooney October 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I love the story of Tanis fiber and I’m so excited to see the new Pure Wash! Ashley thank you so much for what you do for our knitting community.

  • Reply Barb October 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

    It was great to hear Tanis’ voice! I’m a long time reader of her blog. I really enjoyed this episode

  • Reply Leann Brown October 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    TFA has beautiful yarn, I’d love to have a chance to knit her R&R hoodie with it! Great podcast too. I enjoyed listening to it! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  • Reply Katherine October 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I love Tanis and TFA! Such a great episode, I’ve never listened before but I hope to tune in often going forward

  • Reply Vicki Deveau October 13, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Reply Meredith Culberson October 13, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Orange Blossom was the yarn I used to knit my first pair of socks. I purchased it in 2008 at Ram Wools in Winnipeg MB. This started my love affair with hand dyed yarn. Thanks Tanis & Ashley. <3

  • Reply Bev October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Kudos from another (former) Montrealer now in Idaho! You ladies are inspiring indeed.

  • Reply Joan Bobyn October 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I have just discovered WOOLFUL, thanks to Tanis Fiber Arts. I have been using TFA yarn for the last 3 years, almost exclusively, and am delighted with the new direction and WOOLFUL. I live in beautiful Victoria, BC, where we are bracing for a windy, rainy storm in the forecast. What better way to start the fall/winter on the coast than with knitting up a storm of my own with purewash yarn!

  • Reply Laura October 13, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I’ve knit Tanis’ Coolbreeze cardigan and it is one of the items I get the most compliments on. And it earns it. Those colors just work so well together! She had a talent, for sure!

  • Reply Deborah October 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

    What a great podcast. So great to listen to Tanis and her journey and conviction to yarn. Thank you for offering a great prize package. Would love to knit that hoodie.

  • Reply Megan C October 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Thank you for the beautiful blog post and podcast! I’m brand new to your blog as of today, thanks to an email from Tanis. Looking forward to trying PureWash and making a cozy R&R hoodie! 🙂

  • Reply JILL October 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love everything TFA and am totally excited to try the PureWash! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Reply Linda October 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for the continued inspiration! Love Tanis’ yarn.

  • Reply Kerry October 13, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Delighted to find your lovely blog! I recently discovered TFA and as a fellow Canadian, am happy to support her business. Would LOVE to make that gorgeous hoodie and try out her newest yarn — thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Vanessa October 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I love TFA! And I love the philosophy behind PureWash!

  • Reply Jessica October 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    What a great episode! I recently started a blanket with a couple of Tanis DK weight palettes, and have fallen in love with all the gorgeous colors! I would love to try out the new Pure Wash base.

  • Reply Johanne Mabon October 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Really enjoyed listening to both of you! Also delighted to hear a canadian dyer transition to a better method for people and the environment 🙂

  • Reply Kristina Ruybalid October 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  • Reply Sandi October 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    What an amazing combination of gifts in this giveaway! It’s a cool, rainy day today … so the thought of curling up in an R&R Hoodie, drinking Plum Deluxe tea, sounds amazing! Love TFA!

  • Reply Isabelle Vallee October 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Tanis has wonderful yarn! I look forward to buy from her again someday, but winning a sweater worth of wool would be awesome too

  • Reply Ali R. October 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve loved TFA for ages and have been eyeing the R&R Hoodie lately! Thanks for the contest 🙂

  • Reply Caitlin LaFlamme October 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve loved Tanis from the very beginning and as a fellow Canadian have truly enjoyed watching her and Chris create such a successful family business. Would be a bonus to knit up another beautiful squishy sweater in her new PureWash base

  • Reply Anita October 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I recently discovered your blog and podcast and was thrilled to hear you feature Tanis, one of my favourite designers and dyers. What an inspiring story she has to tell! I’m looking forward to many more great podcasts!

  • Reply Veronica Lefebvre October 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I love TFA’s wool! I’m so happy that Espace Tricot carries it :). Her patterns are always well written and easy to follow! 🙂

  • Reply Erin October 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so glad you interviewed her! I love her yarn!

  • Reply Yen October 13, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Love it! Great listen while knitting.

  • Reply Manon Albert October 13, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Inspiring! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Lorraine Last October 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    So cool, love to hear about the success of a fellow Canadian!

  • Reply Jeanne Silag October 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I love this podcast and I am a big fan of Tanis Fiber Arts. Her yarns tell the story of color so vividly!

  • Reply Kim Belanger October 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Loved the podcast and love the sweater.

  • Reply Harper S October 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Great episode! Can’t wait to try this yarn; it’s a new brand for me.

  • Reply Chelsea B October 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    A whole sweaters worth!! I can’t even imagine!!

  • Reply Sunny October 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for such a great give away. I have knitted several small projects with Tanis Fiber yarns and each is stunning. They do an amazing job choosing great yarn bases and then dyeing them with wonderful colors. Hmm dare I dream of a TFA sweater?

  • Reply Kaisa Wallace-Moyer October 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I don’t need more TFA but i would certainly love some!!!

  • Reply Julie October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve been seeing photos of the R&R hoodie and I know that I must make one for myself soon! I just need to decide on the right color, since I love so many of Tanis’ colorways!

  • Reply Stella Gray October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Loved the pod cast and can’t get enough of those beautiful colorful pictures!

  • Reply Wendy D October 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Tanis’s yarns are truly inspiring. Each skein purchased results in hours of decision making to show the colours at their best. A great podcast!!

  • Reply Jessica Sullivan October 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I love the colors TFA gets out of their yarn. I have the R and R hoodie in my queue and can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Bogna October 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Would love to get my hands on the yarn and pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Pat Moore October 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I follow Tanis’s blog and I have some of her wonderful yarn. I would love to win this draw.

  • Reply Minette October 13, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Tanis has always been one of my favorite fiber arts people. Thanks for the informative podcast.

  • Reply Nichole October 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I love Tanis’ yarn and have been dying to try the superwash. Love the R&R hoodie! The tea sounds delightful!

  • Reply Danielle October 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Tea, wool and knitting! What more does a girl need? More Tanis wool!
    Thanks

  • Reply Tawnya October 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Really enjoyed this podcast! I’ve been a TFA fan for a long time and knit my very first (and much loved) sweater out of the Green Label a few years ago and I can’t wait to try the new PureWash. Loved hearing the stories behind it!

  • Reply Tia October 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Just discovered your site via Tanis, thank you so much for the interview and giveaway opportunity!

  • Reply Susan Meindl October 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    What a great post!!! Really enjoyed hearing about Tanis…..

  • Reply Linda October 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Just found out about you from an email update from Tanis Fibre Arts! So excited to go through all the older episodes and to hear your new ones!!! Yay

  • Reply Jolene October 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Great episode — just discovered you, long-time Tanis fan. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Debbie October 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I love hearing about entrepreneurs, especially when it’s a family business. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely prize.

  • Reply Margaret October 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I love Tanis’ colours and have used the yarn many times. Loved the post!

  • Reply Karen October 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Just found your blog! Can’t wait to start reading/listening. Would be so happy to knit an R&R hoodie!!

  • Reply Kayrine October 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I heard about you thanks to Tanis, I’m going to sign up for your newsletter right away!! It was great to hear Tanis in this podcast, and your giveaway is craaaazy!!! Thanks a lot for this opportunity to win such precious items 😀

  • Reply Nancy Benmore October 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I’m such a fan of Tanis and her yarn! Thanks for a chance to hear her story!

  • Reply Arianne October 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Great episode and great giveaway.

  • Reply Monique Dewey October 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Great post and nice to meet new wool lovers! I just heard about you through Tanis’ email update and so glad to come over and read about you here. Love the R&R Hoodie and thanks again for the podcast!

  • Reply Jill C October 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Such inspiring people, projects and information here! I’m so glad to have found your blog!!

  • Reply Gale October 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Great podcast and beautiful yean. Would love to make some one a sweater with yean.

  • Reply Sandra Bernard October 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    With each new yarn I order from TFA, I am more in love with their yarns. And I love, love, love that they are Canadian!!

  • Reply Julie Hester October 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I really love Tanis’ yarn. Her Pure Wash is wonderful to knit with!

  • Reply Niki Hinojos October 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I just found out about you from an email update from Tanis Fiber Arts as well. Just spent over 2 hours on here, didn’t get any work done! What a great giveaway too!

  • Reply Manuela October 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Such a generous giveaway! I have been using Tanis’ yarns for a few years now, never been disappointed.

  • Reply Danielle October 13, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    So lovely and inspiring! I love Tanis’ yarns, and can’t wait to get my hands on some Pure Wash to knit with!

  • Reply Liisa Tasanko October 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Great podcast, thanks for introducing me to it, Tanis. I love the Purewash line in TFA yarns.

  • Reply Michele Cummings October 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Interesting podcast! I searched forever to find the perfect colour of red to make a blanket for my daughter when I found Tanis Fibre Arts. The yarn colour is so amazing that I love knitting with it (which is a good thing since I’ll be knitting forever!) I must now go back and read the blog post about superwash and go and check out the new PureWash line. (I bought the aran in red .. there wasn’t a purewash choice yet!)

  • Reply Barb Allenby October 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve ordered yarn for my daughter in the past, but have never knit with Tanis’ yarn. Would love the opportunity to try it. Love Her patterns too!

  • Reply Sheryl October 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    You have a lovely podcast! Thank you.

  • Reply Haley October 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I love TANIS FIBER ARTS! It makes me soooo happpppy!

  • Reply Diana Hirsch October 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    My first podcast here. Thank you, Tanis, for turning me on to this site. I really enjoyed the interview.

  • Reply Yolande Thivierge October 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    What a great giveaway! Especially as sweater season is starting 🙂

  • Reply Sharon October 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Love following and listening to your stories!

  • Reply Sandy Takeda October 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Wonderful to be introduced to your blog through email from Tanis.
    Thank you for a great giveaway.

    Sandy

  • Reply Karen W. October 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Very inspiring! Long-time TFA fan. Absolutely no one does colours like Tanis and Chris. They produce yarn where the most subtle nuance can be surprisingly vibrant and the tiniest detail can be incredibly significant. Very talented duo! Clearly a great deal of loving effort goes into their work. And kudos for caring enough to introduce the new PureWash yarn. So proud to see fellow Canadians succeed! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah October 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Loved the podcast with Tanis. Thank you for the wonderful contest opportunity.

  • Reply Barbara McKee October 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to knit the hoodie.

  • Reply Sarah C October 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I recently made some hats for my kids with Purewash, and liked the more “wooly” quality of this environmentally-friendly superwash yarn. Looking forward to seeing more colours.

  • Reply Sue Adie October 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    TFA was my first ‘fancy-schmancy ‘ yarn and I waited and waited to use it because I wanted to keep it for good. Using it gave me a great excuse to buy MORE. Lovely post.

  • Reply Shelley October 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    This giveaway works for me on every level. Thanks for all the interesting info too

  • Reply Catherine Cooke October 13, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    What beautiful photographs, makes one want to knit of every color. Catherine

  • Reply Shelley October 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve been admiring Tanis Fiber Arts for awhile, now I’m really intrigued by purewash. I always look forward to your informative podcast.

  • Reply Danna Brennfoerder October 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    So wonderful! I have yet to try her yarns but I admire them greatly on Instagram. I love her blog as well.

  • Reply Sharon M2 October 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Tanis Fiber Arts has the most gorgeous yarn, what a wonderful give away. The tea sound delicious.

  • Reply Kerri October 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jane and Shannon’s book is the epitome of cozy!
    I also love the thought behind Tanis’ PureWash yarns. Those colours too…. <3

  • Reply natalie October 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Loved that there were pictures in the post that I don’t remember seeing on Tanis’ blog. Have knit with TFA once and loved it.

  • Reply Sheri October 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Great episode ! This was my first time listening, and I really enjoyed it!

  • Reply Barb October 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Love Tanis, TFA and tea! Fantastic podcast and blog!

  • Reply Sondra October 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Great interview! I’ve been a Tanis fan for many years now but first time hearing her voice. The highlight was hearing someone speak the words “Lucky Penny” in yarn context. It made me feel all happy inside.

  • Reply Laura October 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, what a generous giveaway. I really enjoyed the interview. I love TFA yarn and am dedicated to Tanis’ blog.

  • Reply jennifer takahashi October 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you so much for offering this lovely interview! It was nice to hear your voice, Tanis. I am currently knitting your yarn and appreciate your story, your conscientiousness and care in all you do! Thank you for the giveaway chance, too!

  • Reply Cassandra October 13, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    It was great to hear the background story about this new TFA base. I love the TFA colours and this is definitely on my list of yarns to try 🙂

  • Reply Annaliese Noack October 13, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Just discovered this podcast via TFA blog and I think this is great! I think yarn and pumpkin spice tea are a great combo!

  • Reply Stefanie October 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Great podcast. Love to hear about Tanis from directly from her. Am a big fan of Tanis, her yarn and designs. R&R is one of the designs on my list to tackle sonner than later.

  • Reply Kelly October 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I loved this story, thanks for sharing! And thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Love TFA yarns!

  • Reply Alison October 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for turning me on to Tennis Fiber Arts. The Pure One yarn is just what I’m looking for for Grand baby gifts.

  • Reply Lucy October 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Love Tanis Yarns, thanks for the information!

  • Reply jen October 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    i love the TFA colour range, it’s so vibrant. very excited that there are a new, more eco-friendly processes for making machine washable yarn emerging on the market.

  • Reply JD Doyle October 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Tanis’s yarn is gorgeous. Great episode, too!

  • Reply Celeste October 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Have long been a fan of Tanis since I knit my first fiddlehead mittens from a kit made up of TFA yarns. Would love to win the sweater pattern and purewash!

  • Reply Kerry October 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks to Tanis for introducing me to this wonderful blog and podcast! Something great to listen to whilst knitting!

  • Reply Sabrina Crossley October 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Loved the podcast and have loved TFA for years!

  • Reply Maggie October 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    TFA is my favourite yarn company! If you read this Tanis, thanks for letting us into so much of your life through your blog.

  • Reply Lisa October 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    What a lovely episode. Thank you!

  • Reply Sharon October 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Another inspiring episode. I’m excited to give TFA Purewash a try next time I’m knitting a baby gift!

  • Reply Sally B October 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Love TFA yarn! Beautiful to work with! Would to try this base!

  • Reply Emina October 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    What a great episode! Such a wonderful business x family life philosophy – the PureWash story included. Would love to try some of this gorgeous, colourful yarn.

  • Reply Rebekah Evelyn October 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I so enjoyed this! I’ve never really been into podcasts, mostly because I didn’t have a convenient way to listen. But I wanted to give this a shot because I’ve been a fan of Tanis’ blog for a little while. So lovely to hear about the operation and how it aligns with regular life. I have got to get some of their yarn…

  • Reply Jessie October 13, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Being a beginner, in a sense, to the knitting world, I’m slowly making my way through different styles of knitting. But one thing especially, when I was starting out, I didn’t think about how the yarn was processed. And as I have become older I have become more aware of how many of my day to day items are being processed. I mean pay attention to what I’m putting into my body or my dogs, but I never really thought about yarn, until I heard the podcast, TFA’s blog post back in June and the Woolful Fiber-Conscious blog/article. After I listened and read all of the information, I was truly inspired that TFA is trying to make a difference, without sacrificing quality. I love the Purewash and very excited to see what TFA does next!

  • Reply Deb October 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Loved hearing about Tanis Fiber Arts. Great episode! Great giveaway!

  • Reply Karen Chassels October 13, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Have akready made R&R Hoodie using this yarn but would be absolutely delighted to win more of this awesome yarn and make another!

  • Reply Barclay A. Dunn October 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Love Tanis Fiber Arts. So great that you feature her (them) on the podcast!

  • Reply Sylvie October 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve been following Tanis since I picked up two skeins of her yarn on a trip to Montreal almost 6 years ago. I’d love to have a whole sweater’s worth

  • Reply Nancy Burchill October 13, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I just learned about your blog, and very pleased I did. I tuned in to hear more from Tanis and was so taken with all your blog has to offer, Thank you!

  • Reply Sue L October 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    SO inspirational — thank you!

  • Reply Michelle L October 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Fascinating listening to the way Tanis built her business and how she works with it, while also making time for family. I’d love to try the Purewash yarn.

  • Reply Andrea October 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I’m so glad that PureWash is going to be available! I’ve been trying to transition my yarn stash to 0% superwash. Thank you for opening up my eyes to superwash in so many of your podcasts.

  • Reply Anna October 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I’m excited to find this blog and interview! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Gunvor October 13, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Lovely podcast! I have folowed Tanis for years on her blog and also on instagram and now I’ve found you to follow as well 🙂 I wil propably not be in the running to win this as I live in Europe, but you can always hope:-) I would love to try the new yarn.

  • Reply Stefanie October 14, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Great episode, it feels like I am sitting there right beside you with a cup of tea getting to know Tanis.

  • Reply Shelley October 14, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I’m a big fan of Tanis. I love her bright pops of colour and her knits for all the family. I would love to knit an R&R Hoodie in TFA pure wash. I haven’t been able to get my hands on the purewash yet but I think the non-chemical process is fantastic. Congrats Tanis on your success so far.

  • Reply Joan October 14, 2016 at 3:12 am

    So great to get to “meet” Tanis and hear about her journey. She’s a real inspiration as someone who realized a dream while being true to herself as an artist, mother, wife and maker.

  • Reply Dawn Hanson October 14, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Love the hoodie, would love to win the yarn to make this!

  • Reply Ayla October 14, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Loved hearing about Tanis and her journey. Thanks for the podcast.

  • Reply Laura October 14, 2016 at 4:35 am

    So much good stuff here! Once my current WIP is done I want to knit an R&R hoodie! Perfect timing for this giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity. 🙂

  • Reply Jacqueline Miller October 14, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Loved hearing this podcast. Can’t wait to try their new yarn. Super giveaway.

  • Reply Claudia (rav knittingmylife) October 14, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I’ve followed Tanis for years,her colour sense is amazing!

  • Reply Krystal October 14, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Always a fan of TFA! I really enjoyed this podcast.

  • Reply Ann October 14, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Love TFA yarns–they make everything look that much better. I so admire Tanis for pursuing her dream and finding ways to
    do it all–be a mother, wife, artist, etc. Have not yet tried the new wool line because i have so much of her yarn stashed for
    projects and I promised myself to not buy more until I used some of the stash up. Darn!

  • Reply Carol October 14, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Loved hearing you both on this episode. Thank you!

  • Reply Marie C October 14, 2016 at 5:50 am

    It was lovely to hear from Tanis Lavallee.
    Her yarns are my first love with indie yarns.

    I follow with pleasure your podcast and her post.

    Thank you for making us take a step in a more fiber conscious world.

  • Reply Valentina October 14, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I am such a fan of Tanis, her yarn and designs! Would love to try the R&R pattern and Purewash! Thanks for great episode and giveaway!

  • Reply Deb October 14, 2016 at 5:59 am

    What a great podcast, and giveaway! I am a big fan of tea and fiber. Thank you!

  • Reply Patricia October 14, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I love Tanis and her yarn is gorgeous. Great episode !

  • Reply Florence October 14, 2016 at 6:08 am

    one of my fave canadian dyers!

  • Reply Falyn October 14, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Very excited about this new purewash line of yarns, can’t wait to try them!

  • Reply Annabelledaffodil October 14, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Looking forward to hearing more about TFA from Tanis herself. I’ve enjoyed her blog and her yarns for several years now and find her journey as a mum, wife, knitter, dyer and person to be fascinating. Thank you both for doing this!

  • Reply Ludivine October 14, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Very happy to discover a yarn brand unknown to me.
    Great philosophy !

  • Reply Trista October 14, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Oh MY look at all that goodness. YUM. So love what Tanis is doing in the yarn world!

  • Reply Debra October 14, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Love Tanis’ yarn. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Reply Jayne October 14, 2016 at 7:42 am

    My first time here! Loved the podcast – added you to my feed in Bloglovin so I won’t miss any of your podcasts.

  • Reply Candace Brodie October 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

    So glad I found this podcast! I would love to try tanis fibre arts wool 🙂

  • Reply Carys Jones October 14, 2016 at 8:51 am

    So exciting to hear Tanks talking about her work. I’m a huge fan of her gorgeous yarn and instagram feed.

  • Reply Donna Emberson October 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Great episode with a fellow Canadian Tanis Lavallee! I have long loved her yarns – beautiful to knit with,and gorgeous, beautiful colours. What I like even more is the dedication that Tanis and Chris give to their family first, business second, which is often-times the hardest part of being an indie company. Their values, passion for a great product, and their love for home and hearth are tops!

  • Reply Kimmy October 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I’ve been following Tanis’ blog for a long time but this is the first time I’ve ever heard her voice. Really enjoyed listening to this interview. It always warms my heart to see people living their dreams and actually making things work for their entire family. And the fact that Tanis and Chris are both artists makes it even more special. They are obviously a great team with all the right priorities. I have a feeling that all this color and creativity will rub off on Rowan and Micah. It’s definitely in their genes. Keep up the good work, and yes, I’d LOVE to knit Tanis’ sweatshirt with the Purewash yarn. What a treat that would be! Hugs from Kimmy (KimmyZ on Ravelry)

  • Reply Janice Juneau October 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Enjoyed your interview with Tanis and am a huge fan of her yarn. Looking forward to trying the Pure Wash.

  • Reply Ellen Young October 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I love Tanis yarn!! everything I make with it turns out so lovely!! thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  • Reply Nicole Hisatomi October 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

    It was really cool to hear about Tanis’s work. Thanks for the giveaway and great podcast!

  • Reply Lorna Cooper October 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I love the colours of TFA and I am a huge fan. Great episode!

  • Reply Chantelle October 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Great episode, I’ve been waiting for Tanis’ appearance on this podcast, and such an appropriate time with her recent debut of the new base, loved hearing the process behind it!

  • Reply Susannah October 14, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I just got my first TFA Purewash (DK weight in Rose grey) this week and I can’t wait to knit with it!

  • Reply Cady Sinks October 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This is such a wonderful motivation for me to get more plastic out of our home and seek out those more pure fibers. Thank you and well done as always.

  • Reply Emily Hetherington October 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    A wonderful balm is this podcast, this community, this work and the intention to be good humans, thoughtfully do good craft, and take care of each other. I look forward to each step along the way together.

  • Reply Celine October 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful story, wonderful yarn. Thanks Woolful and Tanis for a great podcast 🙂

  • Reply Mona Goodrich October 14, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I loved hearing Tanis’ s story, had to listen twice. Keep up the good work ladies!

  • Reply Bronwyn October 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughtful conversation, I am in the same boat as you both balancing work, a young family, and my own interests. You both had some great insights. I will definitely look for Tanis’ PureWash line, seems like a great environmentally-friendlier alternative.

  • Reply Alli October 14, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Great podcast! Tanis’s Frosted Alpine Hat was my first foray into colorwork, her patterns have taught me a lot.

  • Reply Melissa W October 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for the interview. Her yarn is always inspiring, and it’s wonderful to hear the creative process and the hard work that goes into it!

  • Reply Greta Cornejo October 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    It was really lovely listening to Tanis’ journey. I have used her yarn before for a sweater for my youngest daughter and im looking forward to try this new base.
    Thank you for the generous giveaway.
    Greta

  • Reply Sara A. October 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I look forward to listening to the interview and have enjoyed the episodes of Woolful I’ve listened to in the past!

  • Reply Heather Titus October 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I love their colorways! They’re all so gorgeous–I want to knit them all!

  • Reply Maryanne October 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I came here from Tanis Fiber Arts, and I’m so glad I did!

  • Reply Candice October 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Have loved Tanis’s yarn and blog for years. When I first discovered it I had to go back and read all her posts from the beginning 🙂 Her excitement and passion for color, yarn, and knitting comes across in nearly every post. It’s always fun to read.

  • Reply Bobbie M. October 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hello!
    This is my first time listening to your podcast. It won’t be my last! I’ ve been a fan of Tanis’ yarn for quite awhile. It was so neat to listen and learn all about the makings of Tanis Fiber Arts.
    Thank you for a fantastic giveaway.

  • Reply Laurel October 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I love Tanis’s colors and I’m excited to learn more about Plum Deluxe teas, too.

  • Reply Heather October 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    TFA is definitely one of my favourite yarns!! Can’t wait to try Purewash and would love to knit up an R&R Hoodie. I am new to podcasts and I will put Woolful on my list!!

  • Reply Annette October 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Have been following Tanis’blog and colour story for a long time and it was nice to hear her tell her story! Would love to work with her yarn more.

  • Reply Petra October 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    What an awesome give away! I love Tanis’ yarn and eye for color. Most of my stash is TFA. Recently got some of the PureWash fingering and it is so soft and lovely. So excited about the shift in that direction.

  • Reply Jane October 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I am glad you featured Tanis Fiber Arts. I have followed her blog for quite some time. The yarn is heavenly to work with. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Reply Kelsey R Prantis October 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Tanis’ hoodie is already on my must knit list!

  • Reply Carrie October 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I love TFA yarn, and downloaded the podcast to hear more about how the business is run, and moving to sustainable materials. I had vacation this week but when I return next week I’ll be listening. I need an R&R hoodie this winter, in a nice neutral color!

  • Reply Cindy Miller October 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Love TFA purewash. Can’t wait to knit a sweater. Looking forward to a new to me podcast.

  • Reply DeAndra O'Connell October 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I love hearing how yarn businesses get started and the work it takes to keep them moving forward!

  • Reply Sheila October 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I just discovered your podcast through Tanis’s blog. I love it! All my favorite things. Thanks for making this.

  • Reply Sheila October 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I can’t wait to try purewash! Listening to this podcast is on my Saturday morning to do list, along coffee and coffee cake! I enjoy their commitment to family and each other. Love her colors!

  • Reply Shelley October 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Tanis Fiber Arts for a long time (since that first Easy shop) and have always enjoyed reading about her opinions and adventures but getting to hear her voice was a really wonderful new experience. I love to shop from Tanis because I enjoy the feeling of connection she provides (through her blog and Instagram and the little thank-yous and postcards tucked into parcels) and because I like knowing that my purchase contributes in a meaningful way to actual people whose names I know.

  • Reply Tiffany October 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you to you and the donors for the lovely giveaway!
    I am a new listener to the podcast and am so happy I found you! Loved hearing about Tanis Fiber Arts and how they began …I am a brand new yarn dyer and hearing Tanis talk about what it was like gave me a lot of encouragement and motivation 🙂

  • Reply Fyeza October 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve been following Tanis’ blog for so long. I’m so excited to hear her interview with you 🙂

  • Reply Rachael Lane October 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before now; I only got here through reading Tanis’. I’ll enjoy catching up on your previous interviews, after enjoying this one so much. Thank you, and thank you Tanis, for sharing your story.

  • Reply Lorraine October 15, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I love Tanis! I’ve been following her blog for years but I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never bought any of her yarns (I rarely buy online). I would be overjoyed to win some and finally knit with it!!

  • Reply Caitlin A October 15, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I’ve been really interested in Tanis’ switch to Purewash, so it was great to hear more about her thought processes. Thanks for a wonderful interview.

  • Reply Karen Collins October 15, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Love TFA yarn! It was the first hand dyed yarn I’d ever bought. PureWash is wonderful yarn and love that they are carrying it in a range of weights. It was so nice to hear her voice for the first time. Love the colors and the direction of their journey as a family! Everyone needs to try PureWash–I’d love it in every color!!!

  • Reply Marta Varga October 15, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Oh my I love to win! It was so good hearing Tanis :)!

  • Reply Armenuhi October 15, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Loved this episode and I love Tanis’ colors!

  • Reply Cyan Caruso-Comas October 15, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I love TFA, and I can’t wait to try the new line!

  • Reply Susan October 15, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Another inspiring pomcast — always interesting to hear how decisions are made, whether we’re producers or consumers, as new knowledge is gained. Would love the opportunity to try Tanis yarn for the first time, especially as a fellow Canadian.

  • Reply Lynn October 15, 2016 at 8:47 am

    That blanket….oh my.

  • Reply Ann October 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Love TFA’s yarn that I have previously received. Great article and podcast. Would love to try the new line of yarn.

  • Reply Robin October 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Love the hoodie, lover Tanis’ yarns.

  • Reply Sonje October 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Really enjoyed this episode! I am a huge fan of TFA 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Stein October 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    What a great pattern and giveaway. Love Plum Deluxe tea as well!

  • Reply Claudia October 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I couldn’t have listened to this at a better time; I’m so inspired by Tanis’s commitment to environmentally conscious yarns and will definitely reference Tanis Yarns in an essay I’m writing about sourcing ethical materials. Thanks!

  • Reply Joanne October 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Tanis’s yarn is amazing, and her work inspirational! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful yarn.

  • Reply amber October 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve never heard of this eco washable wool! How exciting!

  • Reply Hope Hawley October 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I really love the Podcasts in particular that are about mothers having their own business or some career involving knitting! They always inspire me as a young mother and knitter

  • Reply JoAnna October 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Just discovered your wonderful podcast. Having knit many beloved socks from TFA blue I so enjoyed hearing Tanis speak about her company.

  • Reply Lorrie October 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Loved listening, very informative.

  • Reply Claire Aldersong October 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I am so filled up from listening to this episode while weaving today. I actually looked at her website earlier and was surprised by what I saw as superwash, and then to hear the story was so exciting! Loved her story about growing business and family and her honesty about the struggle. I find it to be so true as I raise my two kiddos and own a restaurant! I dream of starting some kind of fiber business someday and have another source of inspiration now <3

  • Reply Debirah Holland October 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I remember meeting Tanis way back, probably 2009. She came to the Knitters Frolic in Toronto and we all got excited about her lovely yarns. I’m glad to see how things have progressed for her and her family. Keep up the great work! Also the podcasts are very sustaining a maker with a demanding full time job. Great to get my fix of the maker community through Woolful.

  • Reply Sarah Devantier October 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    What a great episode, as always! I’ve been listening on my phone on a podcast player, and don’t get over here to say hello as often as I’d like.
    I’m so glad to have learned of TFA! I’ve been torn regarding superwash wool, and I’m so excited to see an alternative that isn’t so toxic. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Karen Bourquin October 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Loved this podcast! Inspiring!

  • Reply Melissa October 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Dreaming of a sweaters worth of yarn! Thanks for the opportunity and the podcast.

  • Reply Laura A October 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I just found this podcast and I enjoyed it so much. What an awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Joan E. October 16, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Just discovered your podcast. Love it!
    And I love Tanis’s yarn.

  • Reply Lyn Y October 16, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Great podcast……have been following Tanis’s yarn journey from her very early days when a friend said my niece is dying yarn ,love the colours and look forward to using Purewash. Thanks.

  • Reply Angell Fonner October 16, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Thanks for the introduction to Tanis!

  • Reply Nadia October 16, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Wow! What for a great journey with Tanis!
    Thank you for this beautiful episode.

  • Reply Patty October 16, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I love Tanis Fiber Arts colours and would really like to knit her hoodie. I’ve made her Lady Sunnyside sweater and it has an interesting construction.

  • Reply Connie Carrington October 16, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Great podcast! And I love Tanis’ fabulous yarn.

  • Reply jane c. October 16, 2016 at 8:49 am

    this is great! i need more knitting themed podcasts in my life 😀

  • Reply Jolene October 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Oh gosh, as a first-time listener, I am enamoured and inspired! Thank you, Ashley, for bringing these stories into our lives. I can’t wait to listen to more! And of course, thank you to Tanis for sharing her adventure!

  • Reply Chris October 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Found you through Tanis’ blog, glad I did! Have a great day!!!

  • Reply Vivianne Asselin October 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Great episode, was inspiring to hear the story behind Tanis and TFA! I love their yarns <3

  • Reply Nicole October 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for another great episode, and an awesome opportunity to win great yarn!

  • Reply Elena October 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Great episode!

  • Reply Lindsey Scott October 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Love it! All these pictures of Tanis and her family are awesome too. Thanks!

  • Reply Tiffany H October 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Loved this podcast. It’s great to hear from companies who are making alternatives to superwash wool.

  • Reply Noa October 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Great episode and I love the R&R hoodie and Tanis’ yarn.

  • Reply Knittyship October 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    A great listen. Fully admitting to going to read your blog post about superwash wool now. Always learning!

  • Reply gabi October 17, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Great podcast!

  • Reply Kristina J. October 17, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Another inspiring episode! Thank you!

  • Reply Franciska van lin-kleuskens October 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Thank you to Tania for sharing her adventure. It was very inspiring and interesting to listen to. Really enjoyed it….

  • Reply Jenny October 17, 2016 at 5:38 am

    A great podcast. Very inspiring. Thank you.

  • Reply Vera Zehnder October 17, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Love your podcast! Gratuliere Story, well donegal Tanks for shifting your priorisieren. Wenn have for Kids and I know the challenge nur it’s so satisfying to.

  • Reply Chris in Durango October 17, 2016 at 8:13 am

    What a wonderful interview! The photos (above) of Tanis’s yarn and home are beautiful and inspiring too! I will definitely try her yarn soon. Thank you for another great episode!

  • Reply Laura October 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Great podcast! TFA Purewash is a wonderful wool to knit with and I love it even more so after hearing more about it.

  • Reply Julia October 17, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for interviewing Tanis, whose yarn I love, and sharing so many lovely photos! I’m inspired by how much color there is in her house/office/life… I should be more adventurous!

  • Reply Eloise Holland October 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I’m really enjoying your podcasts, which I’ve just discovered. Great to hear about a small successful indie dyer in Canada.

  • Reply Katy October 17, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Ooh, would love that yarn, and I’ll be listening to your podcast once littlies are asleep 🙂

  • Reply Kim October 17, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Lovely interview with 2 so inspiring makers!!

  • Reply Alison October 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    What a lovely episode! I appreciate the risks Tanis and Chris made together in order to make this business work. Feeling a bit restless and unproductive in my current work life, it was inspiring to hear how someone went for it and experimented along the way. Especially while having kids!

  • Reply hd October 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    great interview! thanks

  • Reply Terri Smith October 17, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    This was one of my favorite episodes of Woolful. Love Tanis’s story, and would love to try her patterns and new yarn line. What a lovely family and company!

  • Reply Beth October 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    That was a wonderful episode!!! The colors are amazing and keeping it small to keep up with family is encouraging!

  • Reply Lucia October 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Oh the colours! Great podcast, loved it 🙂

  • Reply Sue October 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Very interesting to hear about their life as entrepreneurs and how supportful their customer base has been of their efforts to have balance in their life. I am a big fan of TFA yarns.

  • Reply Cornelia Lehane October 18, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I’d love to knit with Purewash. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Anahita October 18, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Those colours! I love to dye too, all your podcast interviews are so inspirational and grounding all at once. For this I am so grateful. Thank you. And I’m so excited to hear the story of another Canadian! Hello to you from Toronto!

  • Reply Rebecca Yohe October 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Enjoyed Tanis’s story. I agree, the knitting community is wonderful and supportive.

  • Reply Josee October 18, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Great podcast!

  • Reply Tara October 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Tanis’s blog for years, this was a really great episode to listen to!

  • Reply Julia October 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Another wonderful podcast. Thanks for helping us get to know those that give us inspiration.

  • Reply Elizabeth October 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for featuring Tanis. PureWash is a wonderful idea!

  • Reply Jacqueline Willson October 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    So great to hear about her and her family’s journey!

  • Reply Åsa October 19, 2016 at 12:47 am

    One of the best episodes.

  • Reply Shari (irishpogue on IG) October 19, 2016 at 6:38 am

    It was a pleasure listening to this podcast. I’m crazy happy that Tanis Fiber took the leap to offer Pure Wash yarns! ❤️

  • Reply Loretta October 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I’m adoring all the color of these yarns! Plus that colorwork sweater? To die for 🙂

  • Reply Faye Dixon October 19, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Ashley, thanks so much for creating such an interesting and well curated podcast… I’ve just recently found it and am burning my way through as many episodes as I can. I’m thrilled too to learn about Tanis and her thoughtful and beautiful dyeing business.

  • Reply Kate Molloy October 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Absolutely loved this episode. So incredibly inspiring. I absolutely love the business model TFA has and the priority they put on their family life.

  • Reply Caroline Van Dyk October 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Listened to this lovely podcast while out on my walk. Got home and listened all over again while also checking out Tanis Fiber Arts on line! Wonderful story, beautiful product.

  • Reply Genevieve October 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Lovely podcast & beautiful yarns!

  • Reply Cameron October 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Life’s been crazy busy, and I’ve “been away” from listening to your podcast for a while. I’m so delighted to hear about what Tanis Fiber Arts is up to! I was at Stitches West last February, and I tired to buy local and not super wash. I did leave with some super wash, but I also have some prized yarns that are not super wash, and I asked for non-super wash options while there. As a consumer I am interested to see what the dyers will innovate once there is a stronger market for non-super wash, and I want to communicate that interest to them. So excited to support this avenue.

  • Reply Friederike October 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I love hearing your podcast!

  • Reply Erin October 20, 2016 at 5:16 am

    What a fabulous episode! Tanis is truly an inspiration. Not just for Pershing her dreams one step at a time, but for being willing to risk for the sake of following her convictions. I hope many more dyers will choose to question the origins of their fibers by her example!

  • Reply Rain October 20, 2016 at 6:40 am

    What a giveaway! Thank you!! Would love to win!!

  • Reply Emilie Elizabeth October 20, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I love listening to the podcast whenever I have enough time to sit down and knit. Thank you for doing such an amazing job, Ashley. Also I have been looking for a good zipper-hoodie hand knit pattern so I’m probably buying it regardless of the giveaway; which is of a spectacular nature this time round.

  • Reply Becky October 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Wow! Thank you and this last podcast was amazing. They just get better and better.

  • Reply Erin J October 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Listening to the epsiode has inspired me to search for non-superwash yarn and begin adding it to my stash. Thank you for another interesting episode.

  • Reply Lauren F October 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Wonderful podcast as always! I look forward to curling up with a craft and listening to these after the children go to bed. I don’t usually make it to the website to leave a comment, but this week’s giveaway was just too exciting to pass up!

  • Reply Liz S October 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Great episode this week – what a wonderful thing when your side project becomes your life’s work! It was also a relief to hear that hand washing superwash yarns is recommended – I don’t think I’d ever feel comfortable throwing my hand knits in the machine! 🙂

  • Reply Katia October 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    As always, thank you for the beautifully inspiring episode!

  • Reply April October 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Amazing! I’m so glad j found you on Insta. Can’t wait to listen to more of your new podcasts and catch up on the old. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

  • Reply Angelica October 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for doing such a great podcast.

  • Reply Maritza de la Vega October 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Great episode! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Shannon October 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    LOVED this episode:) Thank you!

  • Reply Maya Davis October 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Wonderful podcast, beautiful ladies, gorgeous wool!

  • Reply Caitlin Brookes October 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Jenny October 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

    How lovely to hear the voice of Tanis! Such wonderful yarn!

  • Reply Jessica F October 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Your podcasts are great! I definitely feel like I’m not alone in my search for more information about designers, businesses, yarns and the fiber world. Thanks for the great giveaways too! It’s surprising, and weird, but I always forget about them.

  • Reply Alexandra Rosenberg October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    What a great story! I have looked at the beautiful TFA yarns for a long time and it’s so fun to hear the story behind the yarn!

  • Reply Rebecca G. October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Another inspiring podcast. I loved learning about Tanis’s journey.

  • Reply Roxanne Smith October 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    This was a great episode. I love Tanis’ yarns.

  • Reply Nix Houston October 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I just discovered this podcast. So wonderful to listen to!

  • Reply Katherine H. October 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Another great episode. I’m so glad to hear of dyers using Pure Wash. Thanks for bringing Tanis Fiber Arts to my attention.

  • Reply Carlin October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I’m behind on my podcast listening very I had to jump ahead with this comment because yarn and tea are my favorites!

  • Reply Rosie October 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Another great episode! Thank you for keep doing this Ashley.

  • Reply Kayla October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Such beautiful yarn!

  • Reply Francesca October 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for her another lively, inspiring episode. You really are one of the best interwievers I’ve ever heard. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us, Tanis. I really love how you managed to transition into non superwash wool. Only thing missing was the voice of the man doing the dyeing, bring him next time

  • Reply Kathy October 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I love a creative woman who can juggle work, family, self while ‘giving’ all with a smile and positive attitude! (and by giving, I mean sharing her craft with all the eager yarn shoppers of the world )

  • Reply Lyra Leigh-Nedbor October 20, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Love your podcast and all the makers you share with us!

  • Reply Megan Lynch October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This was one of my absolute favorite podcasts!!! I recently ordered 2 skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts rose grey & it is unbelievably beautiful. I love how this is such a family business. Thank you for this podcast!

  • Reply Carrie October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Oh that beautiful yarn and all those gorgeous little people. So many great comments too. Thanks for the fantastic episode!

  • Reply Eowyn Savela October 20, 2016 at 11:48 am

    So much loveliness! I have been wanting to try pure wash *crosses fingers*

  • Reply Meg October 20, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I am a new listener and am completely hooked! A beautiful job. The yarns are beautiful and I would love to try the tea Thank you.

  • Reply Chelsea October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I haven’t ordered any TFA yarn yet but can’t wait to try their pure wash – I just can never quite get the etsy updates to mesh with my schedule! Someday I’ll knit my niece a Christmas in July sweater, and hopefully all out of Tanis yarn.

  • Reply Sarah Beth October 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful! What a generous giveaway!

  • Reply Mary Anne October 20, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Ashley, I continue to enjoy hearing about life in northern Idaho, almost seems like a different country than here in southern Idaho. Have you had a chance to spin any of the German angora I sent to you? I would make great use of a sweater’s worth of delightful yarn as well as the book, tea and pattern.

  • Reply Kimberly Baxter October 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Great episode! I look forward to adding some PureWash to my stash.

  • Reply Zoe October 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I loved listening and learning from this podcast. I feel like I learn something new everytime I listen. What a generous giveaway. Thank you Ashley and Tanis for this opportunity.
    Warmly ~ Zoë (EspressoBean on ravelry)

  • Reply Monica October 20, 2016 at 11:58 am

    what a great episode and give-away. I have a soft-spot for Tanis’ yarn as we both live in Montreal. Plus those colours!! I would love to win this give-away! Thank you for another great story.

  • Reply Jessica October 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    If I could be so lucky…what an amazing prize pack!

  • Reply Martina October 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Beautiful…thank you for creating this space.

  • Reply Katie October 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Great episode! I follow Tanis on Instagram and on her blog so it was wonderful to hear her story.

  • Reply Jennifer October 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Your podcast has inspired me to be creative and hopeful again. I have loved everything I’ve heard, but Tanis’s story has been, beyond a doubt, the most touching story because it relates so closely to my life right now. I cannot thank you (and all of your guests) enough for the love and work you are doing.

  • Reply Juliet Nusbaum October 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Wonderful and inspiring as always!

  • Reply Angela Davis October 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Oh! How I enjoyed this podcast. Tanis’ story has inspired me to learn more, and, quite frankly has informed a new resolution for me! And for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, I am seriously craving pumpkin spice tea now too!

  • Reply Melanie October 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    My husband’s favorite socks were made with Tanis’s Purple Label, and all her colors are gorgeous! I love that she’s created this new base, and can’t wait to try it out (even if I don’t win the giveaway 😉

  • Reply Gail M October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    My very favorite thing to do….knit and listen to a Woolful podcast!

  • Reply Sindy October 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for another great interview and give away!

  • Reply Maggie Pascoe October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Loved hearing Tanis’ story, and her little life sound so dreamy. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the new PureWash and can’t wait to get my hands on some. For some reason I’m always drawn to the colors of superwash yarns, but ever since reading your blog post try to avoid them. Excited to finally have the best of both worlds 🙂 Thanks as always for your lovely stories. xox

  • Reply Michele October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I hope more dyers follow Tanis’ lead and add an Eco -friendly superwash to their inventory. Love her sense of color !

  • Reply Tonya October 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Oooh, what a great giveaway! I’ve been eyeing the R&R Hoodie for awhile. Fingers crossed!!

  • Reply Autumn Johnson October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Loved this episode! And that garnet colorway is calling to me ❤️

  • Reply Jennifer October 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, I would love to try Tanis’ PureWash yarn. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Reply Olga October 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Fantastic episode! I loved to hear TFA’s story, how it all started, about work/family time balance… Also really excited that Tanis found an organic alternative to superwash!

  • Reply Gwen H October 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Love love love this episode! Especially the discussion of balancing life with a passion-driven business.

    A fantastically generous giveaway this time — thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • Reply Allison Kufro October 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    You are producing the best podcast I have ever listened to!

  • Reply Joanna Gardner October 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Wow!! So lovely….

  • Reply Violet Althouse October 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Such beautiful yarns and colors. My mother taught me to knit when I was five, more or less to get me out of her hair. Ahaha. I was hooked. Love the podcast. Very encouraging.

  • Reply Betsey sennott October 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Have enjoyed your podcasts for a long time and finally saying thanks! Wonderful giveaway-I could knit my first sweater!

  • Reply Lacey Goeringer October 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you all so much for the chance to win such loveliness ☕️

  • Reply Anne Marie October 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Enjoyed your podcast for the very first time!

  • Reply Heather October 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    What a beautiful, inspiring episode! Thanks so much for the giveaway. 🙂

  • Reply Fräulein Rucksack October 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you for this lovely episode and the chance to win this package!

  • Reply Lea Dietzel October 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I am so glad that you have helped me be aware what superwash is and this episode was fantastic in letting us know there is alternative that is still hand dyed and fun colors
    Thanks

  • Reply Jenna Wolf October 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I love love love tanis and her gorgeous yarn!

  • Reply Amy October 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I loved hearing from Tanis! I’ve had the pleasure of knitting with her PureWash, and it is divine. I would love to knit a whole sweater with it!

  • Reply Sonja Loyd October 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for another inspiring episode. I have wanted to get more involved with not just buying yarn but, like many who buy from farmers and have the mills spin and produce,then I would love to take the journey to dyeing fibers. I know I have alot of experimenting to do,but the whole process is exciting. I learning to knit from all of the fabulous craft driven people out their ,offering tips and basics to get started.I have crochet at a very young age,and my determination and desire to knit has now become my obsession to make lovely things. Thank you for the opportunity .

  • Reply Pascale October 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Great episode, thank you! I love Tanis, I’ve tried almost all her labels and everything is a delight to knit with. It was really cool to hear her talk about her passion.

  • Reply Robin October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my! So happy to hear she isn’t using superwash now..it prevented a purchase by me in the past. Such lovely colors and eco friendly!

  • Reply Carissa October 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    So cool to hear your story! Really love knitting, I’m a newbie and have only done scarves but I want to learn to do socks this winter on break and then a sweater!! Thanks so much for the encouraging story of how you started, I’m a college student, so to know that I could do more with this eventually is exciting.

  • Reply Cristin October 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    This was such a great podcast! I loved hearing about the struggles as well as successes, it’s so nice to hear that other families all are working hard, when I’m buried in motherhood myself. It sure puts everything in perspective!

  • Reply Rian October 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    XO I enjoyed this so much- I quit my job last week to start building our farm and get back into creative work- with my toddler. Thank you for the insight!! And COLOUR!

  • Reply Sarah October 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Wonderful interview and greatly inspiring! I appreciate the care and thought Tanis Fiber Arts puts into their product. I also love her design and color aesthetic, stylish and practical.

  • Reply beccamade October 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    What a generous giveaway, and what inspiring stories!

  • Reply Amanda October 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    So excited to hear from Tanis! Her yarn is so beautiful. Thanks very much for the giveaway!

  • Reply Helen Maloney October 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! And I really enjoyed listening…found you randomly on IG. Thank you!

  • Reply Stephanie Shoemaker October 20, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    This was one of my favorite’s. Thanks so much for the amazing listening and keep up the good work! Love the yarn and color choices.

  • Reply Hjördís Óskarsdóttir October 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I love your podcast and I would love getting some of that yarn

  • Reply Katherine Ebensperger October 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    First time listening to the podcast. It is always inspiring to listen to successful yarn life stories.

  • Reply dorinalouise October 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    these interviews are always so inspiring

  • Reply Zara October 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you so much for your inspiring podcasts.

    I loved Tanis’s story of the power outage, such a great reminder to give ourselves permission to down tools and have family time… Especially for those who work from home…
    Beautiful yarn, beautiful colours.

  • Reply Megan October 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This was a fascinating episode! As the mother of a toddler, I love to hear how women manage their creative endeavors in the thick of parenthood!

  • Reply Natasha Lung October 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Its hard to pick favourites because I love all your podcasts, but I particularly loved this one because of my fellow Canadians being featured! I’m working on my Timber cardigan from Within and Tanis is so inspiring! I would love love love to knit the R and R hoodie out of her purewash (for me and my daughter!)

  • Reply Jen October 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Loved hearing about the evolution of this business and the balance of family and home and work.

  • Reply Dana Nelms October 20, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve been following Tanis on Instagram for some time. I would love to get my hands on some of her yarn!

  • Reply Ellen October 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Fantastic episode, listening is always a highlight of my week!

  • Reply Elizabeth October 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    You guys…
    Amazing.
    Thank you.

  • Reply Joanne October 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Great podcast as always.
    Hope the addition gets done soon.

  • Reply Jamie Wadkins October 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Great episode and very interested to hear about the development of a non superwash yarn from Tanis!

  • Reply Lisa October 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Swatching a new project while listening for the first time to your podcast and was simply delighted to listen in on your conversation. Love hearing how someone took an interest and grew it into a sustainable way of supporting their family without compromising!

  • Reply Sara Sands October 20, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you for interviewing this great and inspiring lady! So excited to try her Pure Wash yarn, great to see her take a step forward in what matters to her. It’s not always easy to make a change to what has already been successful.

  • Reply Anna October 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Loved this!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Serena October 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    So much good stuff in this one!

  • Reply Jayne Kellogg October 21, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Great podcast. Sounds like wonderful yarn. Looking forward to trying it.

  • Reply Anne October 21, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to hear about TFA’s Pure Wash yarn! I love her colours, and her story. Thank you for a wonderful podcast!

  • Reply Joanna S. October 21, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I love all the color!

  • Reply Heather Best October 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I’ve always been inspired by Tanis and their family business. It’s great to hear about more eco friendly, and fashion friendly yarns taking their place in the market.

  • Reply Cheryl Rogalsky October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I just discovered your podcast and totally enjoyed this episode! I’m a huge fan of Tanis Fibre Arts so it was great to listen to your interview with Tanis. Looking forward to catching up on your previous episodes! Thanks for doing what you are doing!
    Cheryl

  • Reply Shelli Widmer October 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    It was great to listen to you and Tanis as I knitted my first stranded mitten ever. Loved learning and understanding about Superwash, and why to avoid it!

  • Reply Chris October 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Very inspiring and looking forward to trying out their yarn

  • Reply Kathryn Dickinson October 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to such a wonderful new yarn line! I’m also excited to check out Plum Deluxe. Checking them both out today!

  • Reply CarolineJG October 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    What a lovely episode. I really enjoyed your discussion with Tanis. I never thought about super wash before, I’m going to read your blogpost about it now.

  • Reply Teresa in Texas October 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I love your podcasts and love TFA!

  • Reply Angela October 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    What a great episode and giveaway! I’ve been a fan of Tanis’ yarn right from the start and love every color. I’ve not tried the Purewash line yet but hope to soon.

  • Reply Kaarina October 22, 2016 at 7:33 am

    What an interesting episode! Thanks again for all the work you put into each one!

  • Reply Sally B October 22, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Very informative & great to get a view into the TFA world!

  • Reply Kate October 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Inspiring podcast! Live to hear their story!

  • Reply Savannagal November 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    TFA yarn certainly is beautiful. Thanks for sharing their story.

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