YarnStories Podcast
YarnStories Podcast
Brilliant Idea Press, LLC
A podcast telling the tales behind our favorite fibers
Episode 216 | Sashiko Mending with Jessica Marquez
Today’s episode is about sashiko mending. I had the great pleasure to talk with Jessica Marquez, author of Make + Mend. Interview Notes: Emi Ito’s (Little Koto’s Closet) Article about Cultural Appropriation – “An Open Letter To White Makers & Designers Who Are Inspired By The Kimono And Japanese Culture” Sashi.co’s articles specifically about Sashiko … Continue reading Episode 216 | Sashiko Mending with Jessica Marquez
Jun 14, 2019
1 hr 1 min
Episode 215 | Fibrevolution with Shannon Welsh
Shannon Welsh, cofounder of Fibrevolution. Fibrevolution’s mission is to bring flax and linen production back to the state of Oregon (and really the United States). We’ll talk a little today about what happened to the industry there and what challenges Shannon and Angela face trying to bring it back Shannon (left) and Angela, Co-founders of … Continue reading Episode 215 | Fibrevolution with Shannon Welsh
May 29, 2019
46 min
Episode 214 | Kim Werker
Kim Werker is a writer, editor, and instructor living in Vancouver, BC.  Kim’s work really focuses on editorial and helping people find the joy and the fulfillment of making and learning to embrace failure and the ugly as a natural part of the process. Interview Notes: Kim’s Website Friendship Bracelets! from Purl Soho Interweave Crochet … Continue reading Episode 214 | Kim Werker
May 15, 2019
1 hr
Episode 213 | Hunter Hammersen
Today’s guest is Hunter Hammersen, a kindred spirit in geekery, knitting, collecting, and obsessive research. Also, we giggle a lot. Hunter is a prolific publisher and designer living in Maine. Interview Notes: Hunter’s Website & Blog Hunter’s Instagram Silk Road Socks (rerelease affiliate link) Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet 1, 2, & 3 (affiliate links) Rabble Rousers on … Continue reading Episode 213 | Hunter Hammersen
May 1, 2019
51 min
Episode 212 | Superwash Wool Part 2 w/ Cliff Cox
Cliff Cox is the Plant Manager at Chargeurs, a multi-national company with a plant in South Carolina that produces superwash and non-superwash wool sliver (combed and carded top). In this two-part series we will use the conversation with Cliff to dive into the deep mysteries of Superwash Wool and the ways it is made. Interview … Continue reading Episode 212 | Superwash Wool Part 2 w/ Cliff Cox
Apr 17, 2019
21 min
Episode 211 | Superwash Wool Part 1 w/ Cliff Cox
Cliff Cox is the Plant Manager at Chargeurs, a multi-national company with a plant in South Carolina that produces superwash and non-superwash wool sliver (combed and carded top). In this two-part series we will use the conversation with Cliff to dive into the deep mysteries of Superwash Wool and the ways it is made. Interview … Continue reading Episode 211 | Superwash Wool Part 1 w/ Cliff Cox
Apr 10, 2019
26 min
Delay for Episode 211
Hi everyone! Just a heads up that I’m recovering from a teaching trip (Fibromyalgia is no joke!) and so the next episode on Superwash Wool Processes will actually be coming at you next week, April 10, 2019 and then the second part will be released on April 17, which will get us back on the … Continue reading Delay for Episode 211
Apr 3, 2019
1 min
Episode 210 | Alicia Ruthrauff & Medical Textiles
Note:  We’ll be talking about some medical stuff and bodily functions, so if the idea of surgery or medical stuff or talk about menstruation products grosses you out, this is maybe a good episode for you to skip. Alicia Ruthrauff is a product development engineer working for the Secant Group. She’s also a knitter, and … Continue reading Episode 210 | Alicia Ruthrauff & Medical Textiles
Mar 20, 2019
34 min
Episode 209 | Anastasia Williams & Natural Dyeing
Anastasia Williams is the owner and dyer behind Garden Wool & Dye, a business focused on sustainable wool in naturally dyed colors. She grows, forages, and liberates the majority of her dyestuffs. She’s based in Elk Point, South Dakota. Interview Notes: Garden Wool & Dye Anastasia on Instagram, & Facebook The best book I’ve ever seen … Continue reading Episode 209 | Anastasia Williams & Natural Dyeing
Mar 6, 2019
40 min
Episode 208 | Carson Demers & the Ergonomics of Fiber Craft
In this episode, we chat with Carson Demers about his work in Ergonomics. He is a physical therapist who added a second career teaching knitters and spinners about the ergonomics of their craft. Interview Notes: Carson’s Website Carson on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Carson’s Book, Knitting Comfortably Ergonomics aka Human Factors Engineering Frank Gilbreth’s Study of Brick … Continue reading Episode 208 | Carson Demers & the Ergonomics of Fiber Craft
Feb 20, 2019
41 min
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