Gillian Whitcombe {Podcast Episode #139}

Today’s podcast guest is Gillian Whitcombe of Crafting a Rainbow and the Sewcialists. Living in Canada, Gillian is a teacher, sewist, wife and community builder. She learned to sew at an early age and started her blog, Crafting a Rainbow, in 2011. After serving as an editor for the Curvy Sewing Collective, Gillian revitalized the Sewcialists website with collaboration from …

Sara Trail and the Social Justice Sewing Academy {Podcast Episode #138}

Today’s podcast episode is a bit different than those of the past. I became interested in the Social Justice Sewing Academy  in April of last year while working on my “Make a Difference” series and highlighted their work in this post. Since then, I have watched their progress through social media and saw pieces of their work firsthand at Quilt Con. …

Mark Lipinski {Podcast Episode # 128}

Continuing with my series on slow making, today’s podcast guest is Mark Lipinski of Pickle Road Studios. After a career in television production, including shows like Oprah, the View, Crossing Over and Sally Jesse Raphael, Mark decided to follow his creative passion and enter the quilting world. Never content to stay on the sidelines, Mark founded and edited Quilters Home …

Katrina Rodabaugh {Podcast Episode # 127}

Continuing October’s mini series on the value of slow making, today’s podcast guest is Katrina Rodabaugh. Living in New York, Katrina Rodabaugh is a writer, mender, natural dyer, teacher, wife, and mother. During our conversation, we talk about her five year Make Thrift Mend challenge and how one decision about sustainability can lead to a cascade of mindset changes. Being parents of …

Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co and Fringe Association {Podcast Episode #126}

One of the most prolific and thoughtful voices in the Slow Fashion and Making movement is Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co and Fringe Association. As the originator of Slow Fashion October, Karen encourages conscientious wardrobe decisions based on long term use and durability. Evidenced by her store, blog and thoughtful knitting tools like the Field Bag, Karen is committed …