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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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Podcast Episode #40: Creativebug with Kelly Wilkinson and Liana Allday

Watching someone make something is an ideal way to learn a new craft. I think video is an incredibly exciting new frontier in craft publishing and I’m especially excited by the beautifully produced video classes found on Creativebug. For me these classes are every bit as special an experience as opening a well-designed craft book,… 

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Reflections on a Year of Podcasting

I started a podcast by accident. In February of 2012 I was finishing up the manuscript for Stuffed Animals and knew that I didn’t want to immediately write another book. I decided to explore how other people had created businesses doing what I loved: designing sewing patterns for stuffed animals. I figured if I talked… 

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Podcast Episode #38: Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell, Founders of Craftcation

What makes a craft conference great? How can you create a truly transformative, relaxing, and inspiring experience for a broad range of attendees? Today on the While She Naps podcast I’m talking with two women who have the experience and understanding to answer these questions. Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell are the organizers of Craftcation,… 

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