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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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Podcast Episode #44: Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Pantastico of Cloud9 Fabrics

Today on the podcast I’m talking with the co-founders of Cloud9 Fabrics, Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Pantastico. Established in 2009, Cloud9 is a leading source for organic cotton fabrics for home sewists. The base cloths of their fabrics is made from 100% certified organic cotton which is then printed with eco-friendly low impact dies…. 

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Podcast Episode #43: Founder and Director of Squam Art Workshops, Elizabeth Duvivier

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast I’m talking with Elizabeth Duvivier, the founder and director of Squam Art Workshops. Elizabeth founded Squam in 2008 after being enchanted with her experience at Artfest and wanting to create something similar on the East Coast. Squam has since become a premier art retreat attracting top… 

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Podcast Episode #42: Gather Here and Fancy Tiger Crafts

On today’s episode of the While She Naps we’re talking about what it takes to run a successful brick-and-mortar fabric and yarn shop with my guests, Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran of Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver, Colorado, and Virginia Johnson of Gather Here in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fancy Tiger and Gather Here have a lot… 

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