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Woolful Podcast

Episode 54: Zinzi Edmundson & Gigi Jack – Editorial history, Unbreakable bonds, LA and Knit Wit

April 7, 2016

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Sponsor: We Are Knitters is a young, modern, and fashion-forward brand with a focus on DIY and the handmade community. They believe in spreading the joy of knitting through unique, original kits that provide the recipient with everything they need to knit their own individual item – from start to finish. Kits contain yarn, needles (or a hook for crocheters!), a pattern, a little sewing needle and tag, and a recyclable bag to keep all your knitting supplies in! They source only the highest quality of fibers from Peru and work with their partners to ensure an ethical supply chain from start to finish – resulting in a product that you can truly feel good about (and also in!). 

Join their knitting revolution on Instagram at @weareknitters and make sure to become part of the community with the hashtag #weareknitters when you post pictures of your work and for a chance to be automatically entered into a number of monthly giveaways. And make sure to checkout We Are Knitters most recent cotton collection for this Spring…featuring some beautiful lightweight garments for the upcoming warmer weather. My favorites are the Saxon Top and the Abruzzo Sweater. You can find this and all their other supplies and kits at weareknitters.com

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Fiber folk: In a digital world, it seems print is ephemeral…but ask Zinzi Edmundson and Gigi Jack of Knit Wit Magazine and that’s what made the most sense…with their history in the print editorial world and desire for the tactile experience. Together they’ve created one of the most compelling textile and lifestyle publications, garnering some of the most interesting folks in the industry and helping share their stories and creativity. If you haven’t already experienced Knit Wit, I highly suggest you do. You can find Zinzi and Gigi at knitwitmag.com and on instagram @knitwitknitwit.

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Sponsor: Brooklyn General Store was created in 2002 and is owned and operated by Catherine Clark. Tucked away on a sweet block West of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods, Brooklyn General Store is the enchanting fiber and textile emporium we all dream of. Dreams full of wooly goodness, yards and yards of fabric, felt, dyes, patterns, tools, and handmade gifts. A little old and a little new…a classic general store for the maker who loves to make their own everything. With a charming studio, the shop hosts a variety of wonderful classes taught by special folks including Cal Patch, Nguyen Le, Heather Love and many more. With it’s floor to ceiling shelves, old rolling ladders, and old wood floors, it feels as though you’ve stepped into a wooly wonderland…I so wish I lived closer and could adopt this shop as my own lys, but thankfully they have an online shop filled to the brim with all of their fiber and sewing goods and gifts…including Knit Wit magazine. So if you’re in the Brooklyn area or just passing through, visit Brooklyn General Store in person and find them online at brooklyngeneral.com and on Instagram @brooklyngeneralstore

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Special Event: If you’re in the bay area, there’s a wonderful event “Pastoralism Prevailing” taking place on Sunday April 17th from 2-5pm. In support of Bay Area Shepherdess, super-hero farmer Joel Salatin is coming to the charming little beach town of Bolinas. Learn how to support New Pastoralism and discuss this agrarian mission promoting carbon sequestration, health of soil & water, good food, fiber & the pursuit of happiness, as we dine and imbibe during this inspiring afternoon in support of Bay Area Shepherdess, Brittany Cole Bush & other regional land businesses. 

Food faire and fine drink will be provided, as well as a live auction at the stunning venue with inspiring folk. You can learn more and purchase tickets at pastorlismprevailing.com

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Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Annette, you’ve won a copy of Tolt Yarn and Wool’s book Farm to Needle. Congratulations!

The giveaways this week are sponsored by Knit Wit and We Are Knitters and we’re giving away Issue 3 of Knit Wit magazine and a kit of your choice from We Are Knitters new Spring Cotton Collection. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post.

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Music by Jónsi.