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Making Podcast Woolful Podcast

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

October 8, 2016

marian rae publications

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 or look for it at your local yarn shop. Follow along on Instagram @soveryshannon and @janerichmond and make sure to tag your photos #withinknits.


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 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 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 and follow along on Instagram @plumdeluxe


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 to be inspired and look for more details later this month on the podcast and blog.


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.


Music by Jónsi.