Making Podcast

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

February 1, 2018

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

/ listen /

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

/ notes & resources /

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

/ giveaway /

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

/ sponsors /

This episode is brought to you by our lovely sponsors.

The Net Loft in Cordova, Alaska. @thenetloft

Wool & Honey in Cedar, Michigan. @woolandhoney



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  • Reply Jennifer Garcia February 2, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I’m so glad you are back! I got very bad news about the illness of a close relative today and this podcast has saved me from the darkness. You give us humanity through creativity and making. Thank you.

  • Reply Tyne Swedish February 2, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Amazing first podcast ladies!!! I am so excited to learn more about different crafts!


  • Reply Teegan February 2, 2018 at 8:45 am

    So excited you’re back! I can’t wait until my littles are napping and I can listen.

  • Reply Jennifer Lutz February 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I’m so glad you’re back! I listened to your podcast this morning. Thanks for sharing your own personal stories, I found it very interesting. I agree when you said you didn’t like yarn podcasts where people talk about what projects they are working on, you wanted to hear more about people’s stories. I love that too! I’m looking forward to hearing your podcast each week, it’s my favorite 🙂


  • Reply Karin February 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

    What a treat to hear from two of my favorite creatives joining forces! Your energy is inspiring – I’m so excited to see what comes next 🙂

  • Reply Pat February 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Once again. Welcome back. I looked forward to your stories of makers and am so pleased they will continue. My fiber life is driven by color and anticipate your next issue and hours of enjoyment.

  • Reply Sue Hanson February 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    I so enjoyed thhe podcast with you two. I cannot wait for the new Color Zine to arrive. Madly trying to finish projects, always a treat. Thank you for doing this!

  • Reply Dianna February 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, this was such a treat! It’s so lovely to hear both of your stories in this context <3

  • Reply jo February 2, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you for continuing the wonderful work of bringing us access to makers! Enjoyed the podcast and love the magazine.

  • Reply Connie Kline February 3, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Great that you’re back! Love the fact that there’s always something new to me to make listening fun. Thanks!

  • Reply Martina February 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I am so pleased that you continue with your portraits of people who have a passion for making, wool, sheep and exploring ways to create in a more happy way. I have netted a few sweaters while listening and looking forwards to listening a few sweeter lengths longer.

  • Reply Linda February 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing your stories! Can’t wait to see your next issue of Making!

  • Reply Claire February 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I am SO glad this podcast has made a return and is even better than before! I cannot wait to hear more stories about maker’s through Ashley and Carrie. I have missed having Woolful in my life, it is such an empowering and inspiring podcast to listen too and has helped me form a deeper love and connection with the fiber community – which is now to be extended to the maker community as a whole. Looking forward to the next episode!

  • Reply Alicia Liang February 6, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The merging of Woolful and Making sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to see what two such talented women come up with!

  • Reply Alicia P. February 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Wow, well, this is fantastic. I’m so happy for you both. Carrie, hearing your story made me tear up. I haven’t thought about how healing making is for a long time. (I used to think about it a lot.) But you brought it back to me today, almost twenty years since a terrible accident started my own journey of healing-through-making, and I’m grateful for the reminder. I take it so for granted now. . . . I forget how hard-won so many of my stitches have been. . . .

    As the work-at-home mother to a five-year-old, I really have wondered how both of you have managed to start and maintain such incredible, conscientious, and generous businesses over the years. You’re like a power couple, as far as I’m concerned! Your pairing is absolutely thrilling and right in every way. It’s also just so good to recognize when change is needed, and to know that it can bring about even more beautiful things. I’m really happy for you guys, and wish you all the best. I’ll be listening. xoxo

  • Reply Becca February 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Really enjoyed this and hearing your stories. So happy I randomly googled “knitting podcast” a few weeks back and got to catch this right at the beginning!

  • Reply adamalia February 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    A big thank you for the podcast. This is (will be) my companion during my daily run to the office.
    It is the reason for being happy to drive for 50 minutes through home to work.

  • Reply Paola February 12, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Lovely to have the podcast back in this new format, and looking forward to seeing your collaboration unfold.

  • Reply Irene February 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    How wonderful to hear both of your stories. Thank you so much for your openness and warm voices! I wish you well in your new partnership

  • Reply Alison February 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Have just managed to listen to this and loved it as much as I expected I would! I’ve spent a lot of time these past months considering and experiencing the healing power of making – my second daughter, June Skye, was stillborn in August and making in a variety of forms has pulled me through a lot of dark days and nights since then.

    Thank you for putting into words so many of the thoughts that swim around in my head – knowing that there are other people out there who share these feelings is a great comfort. So grateful.

    With love from Switzerland…

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