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Woolful Podcast

Episode 26: Hannah Fettig – Maine fiber, simplistic design, balance and presentation

June 16, 2015

I’m very excited to share the twenty-sixth episode of the Woolful podcast. This week we get to meet a woman who many of you have heard of because of her incredible pursuits in the fiber community, Hannah Fettig of Knitbot.

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Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Stash, a local yarn shop based in Corvallis Oregon. The owner, Sonia was a very early supporter and encourager of the podcast and it’s been so great to get to know her a bit and watch all the positive energy she puts into her shop and fiber community. When in the Corvallis area, make sure to visit and you can find more info at stashlocal.com. And you don’t want to miss a pretty special event coming up, Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival in Eugene Oregon June 19-21. Stash will be there with a selection of special yarns and fibers from some of their favorite PNW indie dyers. So make sure to mark this on your calendar and find Sonia and her gang of Stash Enhancers.

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Fiber folk: I first got to know Hannah last year when we sponsored each other’s podcasts, her’s being the infamous knit.fm with Pam Allen. I quickly learned how much she cares about sharing this passion of her’s with others, so that they too can experience all the wonderful facets of this community. Her effort to create simple, timeless designs and tools has been an inspiration and encouragement to so many makers and their handmade wardrobes, including my own. What I love most though is Hannah’s desire to pursue her ideas while putting her family first. You can find Hannah at knitbot.com and on Instagram @knitbot.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a follow up to last week’s question: “When you’ve lost your fiber mojo and then re-ignited the spark again…what do you do to nurture that little flame until, once again, it becomes a warm fire?” We had some great answers from Kerry @kerryrobb, Leanne @leannecoppola, Maria @ninja.chickens, Nikki @fernfiber, Amy @urban_farm_wife, and Samantha @samanthamaylamb.

Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Kelsey Sylvia ! You’ve won 2 skeins of Powell from Mountain Meadow Wool. Congratulations!

The giveaway this week is sponsored by Knitbot and Quince and Co, and we’re giving away Hannah’s new book, Home and Away AND a projects worth of yarn from Quince and Co…you pick any pattern from Home and Away and Quince will provide the yarn! 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 another one of our episode sponsors Cream City Yarn, which was created by best friends, Kris Porritt and Lisa Ruesch in Brookfield, Wisconsin. I just love the inviting environment that Kris and Lisa have worked so hard to bring to their local fiber enthusiasts, in addition to a wide selection of natural fibers, vibrant colors, and engaging classes all year long. Be sure to visit Cream City Yarn if you’re near or passing through the Milwaukee area. You can also find them online at shop.creamcityyarn.com.

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Music by Jónsi.