S1E17 : Sean Dougall & Andrew Paulson on growing and developing their design practice, the challenges of weaving with metal, what inspires them to keep exploring, and more.

This week we are speaking with the Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson of the design studio Dougall Paulson, based out of Southern California. As co-founders of the multi-disciplinary art and design studio, they seek beauty through new forms of weaving, furniture, lighting and objects. Using narrative as the thread that binds ideas together, their unique take on visual storytelling is the starting point for the creation of objects that straddle the fine, decorative, and graphic arts. They approach their practice with a focus on curiosity and discovery. Specifically speaking about their handwoven work: the art textiles explore the ways in Continue Reading…

S2E15 : Jenny Shulkin on how OoLaLoom came about, how social media is used to drive her business, and a little bit on the inner workings of baby wrap weaving.

This week we are speaking with Jenny Shulkin of OoLaLoom Handwoven from Kingston, NY. OoLaLoom was founded in Savannah, GA in the fall of 2013. Jenny creates microbatch handwoven textiles with handdyed, high quality natural fibers and intricate weaves with a focus in baby wrap and ring sling carriers. She also produces multi-use fabrics, scarves & apparel fabric, and throw blankets. OoLaLoom is a member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance and Consumer Product Safety Commission compliant. The weavings she creates are in rich earthy tones, highlighted with the intricate patterns produced in multi-shaft weaving. Using a variety of materials, Continue Reading…

S2E15 : Margaret Fischer (Part 2) on how her business evolved, production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life.

This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in California when she was just 9 years old. Since then weaving has dominated her life and has brought her great joy. Her studio has grown and evolved from working out of her home in California, to a barn in Petaluma, moving to New Mexico, and to a multiple building workshop in Colorado. The size of her team ebbing and flowing with every iteration of Continue Reading…

S2E14 : Margaret Fischer on how her business evolved, production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life.

This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in California when she was just 9 years old. Since then weaving has dominated her life and has brought her great joy. Her studio has grown and evolved from working out of her home in California, to a barn in Petaluma, moving to New Mexico, and to a multiple building workshop in Colorado. The size of her team ebbing and flowing with every iteration of Continue Reading…

S2E13 : Daryl Lancaster (Part 2) on her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, adapting her work to the digital market, and more

This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. She Continue Reading…

S2E12 : Daryl Lancaster (Part 1) on her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, adapting her work to the digital market, and more

This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. She Continue Reading…

S2E11 : Janet Phillips on becoming a weaver, teaching woven design, the importance of sampling to understand structure, and more

This week we are talking with Janet Phillips from England. Janet has been designing and weaving for over 40 years after studying Industrial Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles, graduating with a First Class Honors Degree. Color and texture are still the foundations that keep her weaving. She dyes most of the yarns she uses and she is continually experimenting and sampling to find new weaves and textures.  Janet also has a deep commitment to teaching others to be creative with their weavings. She has authored two books, Designing Woven Fabrics and Exploring Woven Fabrics, which encourage weavers Continue Reading…

S2E10 : Rachel Snack on finding weaving, starting Weaver House, her new podcast, and more!

This week we are speaking with Rachel Snack of Weaver House Co from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Weaver House is a project that Rachel created as an intuitive response to returning home after living in Peru, and the continual longing to be at the loom. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. She can normally be found in the studio or nearby in the woods, always inspired and constantly creating.  Weaver House is a yarn shop, Continue Reading…

S2E9 : Our Origin Story & Questions Answered! As told at the HGA’s Careers in Textiles Symposium

We have been keeping ourselves busy these past couple weeks, working with clients, getting stuff done at the spinning mill, and giving presentations about what we do. This week we wanted to continue the conversation about how we got to where we are and take the opportunity to answer some questions along the way. We are sharing the audio from our presentation at the Careers in Textiles Symposium that was hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America this past Friday. In case you missed it and the other fabulous talks from other industry leaders, check out the website weavespindye.org/cit to Continue Reading…

S2E8 : Crystal Gregory on the different ways of learning and teaching weavings, how much there is still left to learn, and creating artwork using woven fabric

This week we are speaking with Crystal Gregory in Kentucky. Crystal Gregory is a sculptor whose work investigates between textile and architecture. If the nature of architecture is fixed and permanent then the opposite would be a textile, collapsible and movable. Both mediums define space, create shelter, and allow privacy. A textile, however, has the advantage of flexibility. It is a semi two dimensional plane that has the ability to fold, drape, move and change to its surroundings. It is pliable.  Gregory received her BFA from the University of Oregon and her MFA from the School of the Art Insitute Continue Reading…