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Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

January 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Announcing Making + Woolful

October 5, 2017

This week is a big week, as it marks the joining of forces between two amazing companies, Making + Woolful.

Together we are stronger and can bring more to this community that we love so much.

Making is now: the magazine you’ve come to love + a podcast for makers + a growing maker’s market.

The magazine will continue to publish twice a year. The Woolful podcast will now be the Making podcast, continuing to be hosted by myself, keeping the same format and creative journey approach with guests from all aspects of the making community—from production to finished work. The Woolful podcast will air through October and look for Season One of the Making podcast launching in January 2018. If you’re a subscriber through the iTunes or another platform, don’t worry, the RSS feed will stay the same and you’ll continue to get updates to new episodes of the Making podcast as well as access to all the past episodes of Woolful. The Woolful Mercantile will be a part of Making Market in November, where you’ll be able to find all the yarns, the calendar and some new fun things soon. The Woolful blog will remain a place I share about the going ons of our farm, wool inspiration, the podcast and Making in general.

Together Carrie and I have created the 2018 Sheep Wall Calendar, available for both retail and wholesale. Pre-orders for both wholesale and retail are now open, go here to view.

This calendar is a celebration, of wool, friendship and nature.

The fibers we work with each tell a story. Where they originated, who cared for them, and what they are to become.

Our hope for you in 2018, is that you’ll find more blessings within your making than ever before. Whether you knit, dye, crochet, weave, spin or sew – there is far more to learn, experience and appreciate.

We are really excited about this new journey and we hope you’ll come alongside us to support and encourage. Thank you for making what we do possible.

– Ashley


*Lovely illustrations by Emily Walker of @fernsandfins

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Episode 84: Sarah Sunshine – A wool love story, natural parenting, wool bedding, and Shepherd’s Dream

September 30, 2017


Sponsor: The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company focused on working with the best independent designers to bring you luxurious hand-dyed yarns in a range of inspiring colorways. The Yarn Collective has kicked off the launch with a trio of designers representing the best of modern knitwear design; Melanie Berg, Carol Feller and Bristol Ivy. Carol Feller’s line Bloomsbury DK, a 100% merino, comes in a range of 10 shades, selected by herself based on colors that work well together and enhance each other. “Each story also has neutral shades included which create links between all the colors.” She’s launched the line with 3 patterns; The Dango hat, Lignite Sweater and Russler Shawl, which were all designed to show how the colors were created to mesh together. Visit and follow along on Instagram @theyarncollective and make sure to visit, where you can purchase all The Yarn Collective yarns. 

Fiber folk: There are so many uses for wool outside of clothing and handcrafts, whether it be rugs, blankets, insulation…or my personal favorite, wool bedding. Sarah Sunshine and her mother Eliana Jantz pioneered bringing natural bedding back into our homes and what began in 1984 as a dream, grew into what today is now known as Shepherd’s Dream. I’ve loved hearing the story behind this amazing company and Sarah’s passion for what they do and bring to this community. I hope you’re inspired to look further into bringing more wool into your home, and supporting the producers and makers behind it. You can find Sarah at and on Instagram @shepherdsdream.

Photos by Shepherd’s Dream

Sponsor: Scratch is an innovative new yarn and craft supply shop located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They’re committed to providing a beautifully curated selection of yarns and supplies for knitters, as well as roving, tools, and kits for needle felters. Their shop also features embroidery, sewing, and select fine art supplies. Scratch operates with the guiding notion that makers are curious and creative, and  should be able to find exciting, high quality materials to work with all in one place.

Scratch is also home to the areas only handcraft focused makerspace–home to a sewing bar, multiple looms, common workspace, a tool library, and more! Explore their full schedule of classes, and weekly Craft Night focused on building the creative community in the Upper Valley. You can find their full selection of yarns, notions and supplies on their new website at, and on Facebook & Instagram: @scratchmakerspace

Update: Next week on Wednesday you’ll want to tune in for a couple of exciting announcements, including the release of the 2018 Wall Calendar, featuring 12 illustrated sheep breeds and natural dye plants. Make sure to check and woolful on Instagram next week for more info. 

Giveaway: The winner of our last episode’s giveaway is Kate. You’ve won a the ICON pattern project kit from Shibui and a copy of Rib Magazine’s Navigate. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Shepherds Dream and they’re giving away two standard sleep pillows, made with their Premium Eco-Wool batting and the winner can choose between flat, medium or full fills.

And here’s something special for Woolful listeners…from now through the end of the year, use coupon code Woolful5 to receive 5% off all items in the Shepherds Dream shop, except for already discounted items, wood frames and raw materials. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post. 


Music by Jónsi.