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Podcast Episode #55: Hawthorne Threads

Today on the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about running an online fabric shop with my guest, Lindsay Prezzano. Lindsay and her husband Charlie own Hawthorne Threads, an online fabric shop offering a vast selection of curated contemporary fabric collections, patterns, and thread for the modern sewer.Charlie and Lindsay Prezzano, co-founders and owners of… 

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Podcast Episode #54: French General with Molly and Kaari Meng

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about crafting in community with my guests, sisters Molly and Kaari Meng. Kaari Meng is the founder and owner of French General, a shop and workshop space on Riverside Drive in Los Angeles. Kaari and her husband, JZ, have written, styled and photographed six… 

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Behind the Podcast: Surround Yourself with Great People

My friend, Sandi Hazelwood, and I are doing a little series about podcasting together. Today and Monday you’ll get four posts – two from each of us on our own blogs – focusing on aspects of podcasting both technical and conceptual. We’re looking at questions like why are podcasts important as a listener and as… 

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Podcast Episode #52: Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about running an independent publishing company with my guest, Amy Barickman. Amy Barickman founded Indygo Junction, a sewing pattern and book publishing company, in 1990. Indygo Junction has published over 1,200 print pattern titles and 80 books. Amy also develops products for licensed programs… 

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Podcast Episode #51: Christine Haynes

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast my guest is sewing pattern designer Christine Haynes. Christine is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of self-published vintage-inspired sewing patterns. She has written four books, How to Speak Fluent Sewing, Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers, The… 

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Podcast Episode #50: Salley Mavor and Mimi Kirchner

Today on the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about stitching and doll making with my guests, Salley Mavor and Mimi Kirchner. Salley Mavor creates 3-dimensional works of art that tell stories with needlework and found objects. She embroiders, wraps, embellishes and paints different materials and then hand stitches them together. Salley’s book of nursery… 

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