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On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (11/04/13), my guest will be the very talented Fiona Ellis. Fiona is a British trained knitwear designer & has been designing commercially since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Knitwear Design from DeMontfort University.Her original designs have been sold to major fashion houses in New York, London, & Paris for mass-market production and have been widely published through premier knitting magazines such as Vogue Knitting International, Interweave Knits, and Knitter’s Magazine, also online at twistcollective.com. You can also find her patterns being carried by many leading yarn companies.She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits & Inspired Fair Isle Knits, both published by Potter Craft. They each contain instructions for 20 all new patterns with the addition of written & visual materials reflecting her design philosophy. Fiona has an innate creative flair, a keen sense for developing trends & trend prediction, and a unique talent for being able to communicate not only design ideas but also the principles of creativity. She's also just a lot of fun to talk to. I hope you'll join us next Monday for what should be a wonderful interview with a remarkable lady.
Andi Smith is a knitter, crocheter, and embroiderer. She is originally from Yorkshire, England, but has lived in the US for over 20 years. She is a mom and special needs advocate volunteer. Her first book, Big Foot Knits has just been released by Cooperative Press. You can find her on Ravelry, facebook and Twitter as Knitbrit, as well as on her blog. Blog: http://blog.knitbrit.com/ Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/andi-smith Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitbrit/443560905712905 You can Big Foot Knits Here!
Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid. Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy, Fiesta Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.
Amazing Designer Kristen TenDyke joins Marly to talk about her book Finish Free Knits as well as her new adventure into self publishing! Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!
Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid. Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Indian Lake Artisans, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.
Next edition of Fiber Hooligan (9/30/13) my guest will be the very talented and very sweet Andi Smith. Originally from Yorkshire, England, she now lives in Ohio with her husband, two sons, dog, two cats and 14 chickens. She thoroughly enjoys exploring the different techniques that knitting, crochet and embroidery present and is always eager to share what she learns with others. Andi is an amazing designer and prolific knitter. Constant knitting is a family trait which she learned early from her mom and grandma. We're going to be talking about her fiber arts story. We're going to be talking about her first book, Big Foot Knits from Cooperative Press… which gives you all the tools you need to create a custom fitted sock that fits your individual shape and curves. And we're going to be talking about some other great design collections that she's working on.Andi is a delight and I'm looking forward to our conversation. I hope you'll join us for the show.
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (9/16/13) my guest will be Meg Swansen of Schoolhouse Press.Meg was taught to knit by her mother, British-born designer/writer Elizabeth Zimmermann. Meg & her mother began to work together in 1965 & ran their knitting-supply mail order business, Schoolhouse Press, until Elizabeth’s retirement in 1990.Meg was the first to be profiled in Vogue Knitting’s “Master Knitters of the 90’s” series and her designs & articles have appeared in Knitter’s, Vogue Knitting, Threads & Interweave Knits magazines. Elizabeth, Meg & Chris (Meg’s husband) began to produce books & instructional videos in 1981. At present, Schoolhouse Press has published 34 books, & 16 knitting DVDs.Schoolhouse Press supplies handknitters with books, wool, buttons, needles, kits, DVDs & assorted tools. Meg continues to publish books, design for & produce her semi-annual booklet, Wool Gathering, import wool from Iceland, Finland, Canada & the Shetland Islands, produce a free eNewsletter through her website, write articles for Vogue Knitting magazine & run four sessions of summer Knitting Camp.Meg has written 5 knitting books & lives with her cats in an old schoolhouse in central Wisconsin.I have had the great privilege & pleasure of knowing Meg for most of my life. I'm very excited to have her as my guest. You won't want to mis
Our friend Melissa Wehrle joins Marly to talk about her new book Metropolitan Knits. Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid. Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (8/19/13) my guest will be the very talented Susan B. Anderson. Many people know Susan from her popular knitting blog at www.susanbanderson.blogspot.com. Her designs have appeared in Knit Simple, Interweave Knits, Parents, Crafts Beautiful, and elsewhere. She is the author of Spud & Chloë at the Farm, Itty-Bitty Toys, Itty-Bitty Nursery, Itty-Bitty Hats, and of course her newest book, Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys. We'll be talking about her designs, her teaching schedule, and her newest book. Susan is one of those really talented and sweet people in the industry. I'm really looking forward to this show. I hope you'll join us.
Deb Accuardi is a maker. She handspins, knits, cooks and gardens in her Mt. Hood home. She cherishes each moment by living her creative life full of intention, and pursuing things that fulfill her need to make.
Listen in as Deb shares her life and work around natural handdyeing, handspinning, gardening and cooking from her own gardens. You'll hear first hand how these centuries old crafts are interrelated and cross paths as she expirements and expands her fountain of knowledge.
To learn more about creative workshops, tutorials, e-books and patterns, visit iCreateFlix.com.
A veteran of the nineties Columbus, OH indie music scene, SouMacMillan was the voice behind Caroline/Double Deuce band PetUfo. She is the author of _Chrysanthemum_, a punk rock coming of age story, and has been published in numerous anthologies, including Subatomic Books’ _One Step Beyond_ and Mark Eleveld’s _The Spoken Word Revolution Redux_. Sou lives in Worcester, MA with her husband and son, where she games, and knits, and endeavors to write science fiction stories.
Come find out how one Wise Woman's journey with authoring a book on knitting turns into a magical and mystical moment out of time for Reba Linker, dancer, artist , storyteller and author! Her nine months with a knitting instructor birthed an amazing twist of fate with her soon to be released book in August, Follow the Yarn! What was to be an tribute to her instructor actually wove threads of life's learning, wisdom and healing trauma from her childhood for Reba Linker! Wise Woman Reba followed her yarn and ended up on the Yellow Brick Road! Come dance with us down that road as Reba shares her discoveries with us. The Sharon McWilliams Show brings you this magnificent moment with Follow the Yarn! “Poignant and poetic, heartfelt and funny Reba knits a neat story of life, learning and love. Readers will eagerly follow her yarn, and gain greater understanding of the stitches they use to create the fabric of their own lives.” ( Laurie Graff, author of You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs)
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (07/08/13) my guest will be designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit. Franklin is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and proprietor of The Panopticon, one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. On an average day, upwards of 2,500 readers worldwide drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons, and the continuing adventures of Dolores the Sheep. He recently founded Yarn Shaming, because while he loves yarn, yarn does not always love him back. Franklin’s varied experience in the fiber world includes contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Cast On: A Podcast for Knitters, Twist Collective; and a regular columns for both Knitty.com and Lion Brand Yarns. Several of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com. He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally; and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Midwest, Sock Summit, and the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.I'm very excited that he could fit the show into his very busy schedule. I hope you'll join us for what should be an historic episode.
Brian Stetten and Ruthann Amarteifio----still looking for Democracy!
Join us as Hedrick Smith, discusses his latest book: "Who Stole the American Dream?", an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. Smith knits together political and economic developments and significant shifts in American capitalism under the last six presidents.
Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter and editor for The New York Times, an Emmy Award-winning producer/correspondent for the PBS show Frontline, and author of several books including the famous "The Power Game".
Check out his Web site: http://hedricksmith.com/
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