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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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Podcast Episode #48: Stephen Fraser, Co-Founder of Spoonflower

Today on the While She Naps podcast I’m talking with Stephen Fraser, co-founder of Spoonflower. Spoonflower is the largest marketplace of surface designs by independent artists all over the world. Through Spoonflower anyone can upload an image, tile it as a repeat, and have it printed on wrapping paper, wall paper, or over a dozen… 

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Podcast Episode #47: Deborah Balmuth, Publisher at Storey

In today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast I’m talking about craft publishing with my guest, Deborah Balmuth. Deborah is the publisher at Storey Publishing. Storey specializes in how-to books and is the publisher of many well-known craft titles including The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapin, Quilting with a… 

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Podcast Episode #46: Rebecca Ringquist

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about embroidery with my guest, Rebecca Ringquist. Rebecca is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and designer. Approaching the technique of embroidery as a way of drawing, Rebecca has taught hundreds of people new ways of making marks on fabric with thread. Rebecca has a design… 

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