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Woolful Podcast

Episode 31: Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran -Coffee shops, Fiber travel, Partnership and Handspun tiger fluff

August 11, 2015

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Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver Colorado. This inspired place is owned and operated by self proclaimed fiber nerds, Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran…two women who’s hope and journey have allowed them to share their knowledge, adventures and passion in fiber, and this is reflected in their beautiful shop as well as their endeavors in creating their own yarn Heirloom, which you can find in their shop, both in person and online. Make sure to share and visit fancytigercrafts.com

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Fancy Tiger Crafts has some great upcoming classes and workshops taught by some of our favorite fiber folks. This week on August 13th and 15th, Bristol Ivy will be teaching two classes, Brioche 101 and Knitting Outside the Box. On September 3rd, Meghan Shimek will be teaching a tapestry weaving workshop, which includes a loom designed by Meghan herself. For more information and to register, visit fancytigercrafts.com/classes

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Fiber folk: I first got to know Jaime and Amber via Instagram and later on in person when they were visiting the Bay Area. These two incredibly creative and inspiring women are just as sweet and hilarious in person as you can imagine, but what’s even greater is how their journeys crossed paths and later joined to create the amazing store we know as Fancy Tiger Crafts. Their passion for handmade wardrobes, teaching and creating community is evident in every facet of what they do. You can find Jaime and Amber at fancytigercrafts.com and on Instagram @fancytigercrafts, @fancyjaime and @fancyamber.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How do the warmer Summer months affect your fiber habits?”. We had some great answers from Jennifer @jay_kay_knits, Kerry @kerryrobb, Sonja @atreebytheriver and Melissa @hey_lady_hey.

Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Sarah! You’ve won 2 skeins of Woolfolk Tynd and the Fure Armwarmers pattern from Knit Purl. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts and we’re giving away two skeins of their Heirloom Romney yarn in the color of your choice, along with their beautiful Imposter’s Shawl pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the post page.

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Sponsor: I wanted to make sure and thank our other sponsor today, Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. Portfiber offers something very special to the Portland community, helping foster the fiber arts through various classes and events and encouraging the connection between maker and medium. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine and shop online at portfiber.com

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Music by Jónsi.

Woolful Podcast

Episode 22: Shannon Cook – Musical influence, British Columbia, Pursuing dreams and Building community

May 19, 2015

I’m very excited to share the twenty-second episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a wonderfully enthusiastic woman who’s energy is as contagious as her passion, Shannon Cook of Very Shannon.

 

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Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com.

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Fiber folk: Shannon is a knitter, sewer, designer and mother. Her desire to encourage others is evident through her blog and the various other places you’ll find her, but her ambition and hunger to make and inspire is what initially attracted me to her work. You can hear the smile in her voice and the happiness she finds in creating. You can find Shannon at veryshannon.com and on Instagram @soveryshannon.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How has music influenced your fiber arts?” We had some great answers from Brienne @brienne_moody, Jennifer @jaykay_knits and Brittany @woodandwoolco

Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Erin Joelle! You’ve won two skeins of Wensleydale wool from Flying Fibers. Congratulations!

The giveaway this week is sponsored by Very Shannon, and we’re giving away a collection of 5 patterns of your choice, designed by Shannon Cook. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below.

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Music by Jónsi.

 

Transcription coming soon!

Woolful Podcast

Episode 13: Jocelyn Tunney and Sasha Duerr – Organic fiber, realizing dreams, regeneration and permaculture

March 3, 2015

I’m very excited to share the thirteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two amazing women who’ve focused their lives and businesses on sustainability and helping bring awareness to what you live and make with, Sasha Duerr of Permacouture and Jocelyn Tunney of O-Wool.

 

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Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com.

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Fiber folk 1: Jocelyn is a very special entrepreneur who’s had a unique fiber journey that led her to own and build O-Wool, a wonderful yarn company that focuses on sustainable and organic fibers, including a certified organically grown and processed, machine washable yarn. You can find Jocelyn at O-Wool.com and on Instagram @owool.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I changed it up a bit and asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to ask me a question and I’d answer one. Brienne Moody asked a great question about time management, how to make time for making, but also planning and reflecting on what you’re creating.

Fiber folk 2: Our next guest, Sasha Duerr has a background rich in permaculture, regenerative design and thoughtful making and consuming that has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I came across her “Seasonal Color Wheel” which is a beautifully painted color wheel poster which illustrates the palette of natural dyes available from seasonal plants common to the bay area, based on mordants used and time of year. You can find this color wheel for sale at interfaceartgallery.com. You can find Sasha at permacouture.org and on Instagram @sashaduerr.

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Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Leslie Eaton! You’ve won a skein of Hole and Sons yarn and a pair of Brittany double point needles. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by O-Wool, and we’re giving away three skeins of O-Wool’s Local, a gorgeous organic merino and alpaca blend yarn, so you can make Jocelyn’s Blue Bell Hill Scarf Pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below.

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This week we’re beginning the March Woolful Knitalong. I have been waiting weeks to start on this and am so excited March is here! We’ll be knitting the Moto Vest, designed by Shelli Westcott, owner of Knitterly and creator of Radius Yarns. This vest is so simple and versatile in both design and materials and I can’t wait to see all the lovely vests you knit. Later today I’ll be posting all the details about this knit along on both the blog and Ravelry, so stay tuned for some words from Shelli and myself.

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Music by Jónsi.

 

Transcription coming shortly!