S1E4 : Be Clear About Your Goals with Lilly Marsh

This week we talk with Lilly Marsh from Queensbury, New York. Lilly is a production weaver whose work is directly connected with her active role in the fiber shed community. She views the weaving and textile world through the lens of her PhD in American Cultural Studies at Purdue University, with a focus on American Craft in the 20th Century. Out of her studios in Queensbury and Glens Falls, New York, she produces fine scarves, shawls, and simple garments, as well as throws and blankets. Her work primarily showcases the beautiful qualities of naturally colored, regionally sourced wool, but she Continue Reading…

S1E3 : Do Not Undervalue Your Work with Sydney Sogol

This week we talk with Sydney Sogol of Syd’s Threads from Durham, North Carolina. With an eye on the environment around her and her hands rhythmically working on AVL looms, Sydney brings to life wearable pieces that celebrate how nature and technology can work together to make art. She hand paints her warps with wide swaths of bold colors, pulling color palettes and ratios from her research of birds and marine wildlife. The complex weave structures she creates make the colors shimmer throughout the cloth. Her computer aided designs also serve to accentuate the qualities of the yarn she uses. Continue Reading…

S1E2 : Do what you love and don’t be afraid with Frittelli & Lockwood

This week, we are super excited to have our guests, Cecelia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood of Frittelli and Lockwood. They have been involved with textiles for decades, and just so happen to be our weaving mentors. They have been producing their line of handwoven wearables from various studios, but most currently out of the Textile Studio in Saratoga Springs, NY. Their clothing for men and women are wonderful pieces that showcase their combined talents of textile design, tailoring, and finishing touches that would make any person look dashing. When Cecelia and Richard introduce us to other people, the running joke Continue Reading…

S1E1 : The Best Solution is often the Simplest with Scott Norris

Our first full episode! This week we kick things off talking with Scott Norris of Elam’s Widow. Scott is a prolific weaver who lives in Mass. Working out of his converted garage, he creates beautiful heirloom fabrics using hand dyed linen. His pieces have evolved over time to a select palette, precise structures, and a luscious, crisp hand. We met Scott when he came to speak  at our weaver’s guild about the work he does. We then properly met him on the Working Weaver’s Studio Trail that takes place every October in Western Massachusetts. His studio was open and inviting. Continue Reading…

Trailer

One of our favorite things about being professional weavers are the connections we make not only with other weavers but with others in the supply chain. Through discussions with weavers, manufacturers, show promoters, and patrons of the fiber arts on this podcast we hope to build depth, transparency, and connection within the weaving community. in our upcoming episodes we cover topics ranging from our first big sale to our biggest mistakes. What it’s like going to shows and how the community has changed over the years. But best of all, we answer weaving questions submitted by you! (click here to Continue Reading…

We are Starting a Podcast!

During this podcast we will be answering your questions, or finding weavers who can. We will also be interviewing amazing professional weavers about their career, how they got where they are, and what makes weaving special to them. We are accepting questions from weavers of all levels, and are very interested to hear your questions so send them our way below!