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Making Podcast Woolful Podcast

Episode 33: Laurie Gonyea – Fiber entrepreneurism, silver spun yarn, therapeutic fibers, and Feel Good Yarn Co

September 1, 2015


Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Feel Good Yarn Co, the creator of SilverSpun yarn. This incredible cotton and silver blend yarn is produced using only American sourced fibers and is spun by the folks at North Carolina State University. Aside from it’s beautiful texture and stitch definition, SilverSpun yarn has some pretty amazing therapeutic and thermal properties because of it’s unique silver content, which you’ll hear a lot more about in this episode. They recently introduced two new products, a colored version of their flagship product, the sport weight SilverSpun yarn and a new fingering weight version of the SilverSpun…perfect for socks, shawls and other knits. Make sure to visit for more information and to buy this very special yarn.


Fiber folk: One of my favorite things since starting this podcast is being introduced to some of the most amazing people in the fiber industry and the things they are up to. One such person is the spirited Laurie Gonyea of Feel Good Fiber Co, who is doing something pretty exciting with her yarn SilverSpun. As I got to know Laurie a bit better, I loved seeing and hearing her enthusiasm, not only for this great product, but for entrepreneurism and how these two things combined can have a very positive affect on many peoples lives…as makers, as receivers and as women and mothers in business. You can find Laurie at and on Instagram @feelgoodyarnco.







Earlier this Summer, Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits posted a helpful and thorough review of the SilverSpun yarn…I encourage you to check it out to learn more from another knitter/designer’s perspective.


Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Laura! You’ve won a copy of Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campchiaro from Knitterly and a 3-pack of the Knitters Graph Paper Journal from Rowan Morrison Books. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Feel Good Yarn Co and we’re giving away the Pompeii hat kit, which includes a skein of natural SilverSpun yarn and a skein of dyed SilverSpun yarn, along with the Pompeii Hat pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post.