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'A Smaller Life' is a podcast hosted by a small business owner, that's me Saskia, who wants to grow by going smaller and who wants to choose better to do better. Join me on my journey where I figure out how I can make my needle craft business based on ethical and conscious choices more relevant in this era and for myself. Made for business owners and crafters alike.

A Smaller Life Saskia de Feijter

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'A Smaller Life' is a podcast hosted by a small business owner, that's me Saskia, who wants to grow by going smaller and who wants to choose better to do better. Join me on my journey where I figure out how I can make my needle craft business based on ethical and conscious choices more relevant in this era and for myself. Made for business owners and crafters alike.

    #20 - Julia (Jules) Billings @ Woollenflower on natural yarn dyeing and sustaining your business

    #20 - Julia (Jules) Billings @ Woollenflower on natural yarn dyeing and sustaining your business

    In my podcast A Smaller Life, I talk to makers and business owners in my industry (and sometimes beyond) about making conscious choices and growing your brand by actually going smaller.

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Julia (Jules) Billings and her business Woollenflower.
    Jules is a yarn dyer with an expertise in natural dyeing, she teaches dyeing and knitting techniques and makes re-used tweed pouches. She's such a positive force. I talk to her about the process of natural yarn dyeing and how it can be done with respect for the environment. We chat about the dip in sales caused by the lockdowns and look ahead at what's coming.

    This is where you’ll find….
    Website: www.woollenflower.com
    Instagram: @woollenflower

    Please share the episode and the podcast as I rely on you, my Wollies, to expand our community. Spreading the word is all done organically without paid advertising.

    Please rate, review and subscribe. It only takes a couple of minutes but means the world to me. Do it on apple podcast by clicking the subscribe button, scroll down and rate by tapping a star and review by clicking 'write a review'. It helps to spread the word!!


    Building Better Businesses Circle (BBBC) - our new mastermind group for creative businesses in yarn/wool is OPEN!! If you are interested to combine talents of other entrepreneurs and power up together to make our businesses sustainable and stay balanced while doing it. Getting the focus, accountability and drive to FINALLY get things done so that you can work smarter and not harder... go over to https://community.ja-wol.com/, scroll down and click on the BBBC for more information. 


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=20035553&fan_landing=true)

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    #19 - Floor, Tama en Maaike talk about their experience as a member of the Conscious Knitting Club

    #19 - Floor, Tama en Maaike talk about their experience as a member of the Conscious Knitting Club

    In this episode I welcome Floor, Tama en Maaike who have been active founding members of the Conscious Knitting Club. 
    We talk about what made them decide to join, how the club is structured, what the value has been to them and how much time they invest. 
    This interview was such a great experience for me because these women really proved to me that what I had envisioned for the club has become a reality. Connecting to other knitters and getting to a deeper level of consciousness about what and why and how we knit. 
    I hope you'll enjoy this episode and if you want to become a member of the club, we'd love to have you, just go HERE and scroll down to see the special membership plans.

    In my podcast A Smaller Life, I talk to makers and business owners in my industry (and sometimes beyond) about making conscious choices and growing your brand by actually going smaller.

    Please share the episode and the podcast as I rely on you, my Wollies, to expand our community. Spreading the word is all done organically without paid advertising.

    Please rate, review and subscribe. It only takes a couple of minutes but means the world to me. Do it on apple podcast by clicking the subscribe button, scroll down and rate by tapping a star and review by clicking 'write a review'. It helps to spread the word!!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=20035553&fan_landing=true)

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    #18 - Mary Jane Mucklestone - on Fair Isle Knitting and knit and travel

    #18 - Mary Jane Mucklestone - on Fair Isle Knitting and knit and travel

    In my podcast A Smaller Life, I talk to makers and business owners in my industry (and sometimes beyond) about making conscious choices and growing your brand by actually going smaller.

    In this episode I welcome knitwear designer, teacher and Fair Isle expert Mary Jane Mucklestone.

    Mary Jane and myself have briefly met on several occasions when I travelled to Shetland for Shetland Wool Festival, a festival to celebrate the heritage of Shetland Wool and knitting. I was excited to really get some time to talk to her about exactly that, traveling for work, designing and teaching techniques like Fair Isle knitting and what it means to be a a non- Shetlander that is known for this specific technique. Inclusivity in knitting and our excitement to discover, research and then share what we've learned. Listen to a very lovely and knowledgeable, talented knitter that has a lot to share on stranded knitting and Fair Isle knitting in particular.

    At Ja, Wol we loved her patterns, we actually did two Knit a Longs (KALs) with her patterns and had so much fun with it. 

    This is where you’ll find Mary Jane

    Website www.maryjanemucklestone.com 
    Instagram @mjmucklestone
    Patterns on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/designers/mary-jane-mucklestone

    Please share the episode and the podcast as I rely on you, my Wollies, to expand our community. Spreading the word is all done organically without paid advertising.

    You can rate, review and subscribe on Apple podcasts in 5 minutes and it would really make a difference in getting the stories out there to a bigger audience.

    asmallerlife #asmallerlifepodcast #consciousliving #consciouslifestyle #consciousentrepreneurship #ecoconscious
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    #17 - Cinthia Vallet @fromcinthia- on designing & selling smart and soulful knit animal patterns

    #17 - Cinthia Vallet @fromcinthia- on designing & selling smart and soulful knit animal patterns

    In this episode I welcome Cinthia Vallet, designer extraordinaire of animal knitting patterns. 


    Cinthia is a very charming and lovely person, her designs are super smart, starting at the head, knitting down, all in one piece. This way you immediately connect to the animal you are making. The designs are beautiful and cute and definitely not just for kids. 


    We talk about her inspirations, how she works at home finding balance as a designer and as a mom in covid times. Cinthia's patterns are great to use up stash or use that luxury hand dyed yarn you love so much, you only need a small amount. 


    Find her beautiful designs here and have a look at all the pictures of the cute creations via her IG account. @fromcinthia

    Please share the episode and the podcast as I rely on you, my Wollies, to expand our community. Spreading the word is all done organically without paid advertising.

    You can rate, review and subscribe in 5 minutes and it would really make a difference in getting the stories out there to a bigger audience.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=20035553&fan_landing=true)

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    #16 - Monique Boonstra @ Kantwerk on how she gets paid the right price for her knitted lace designs

    #16 - Monique Boonstra @ Kantwerk on how she gets paid the right price for her knitted lace designs

    In this episode, I welcome Monique Boonstra, a very talented lace knitter and designer and general lovely person. She explains that her skills are part talent and part hard work and many hours of practice. She shares her practice with us and offers over an hour of insights and inspiration to knitters and (starting) business owners in the knitting industry.
    If you have questions about how to calculate prices for your knitting and where to find customers that will pay the right price, Monique Boonstra gives us a masterclass in how she calculates the prices for her very intricate lace knitted shawls. Spoiler; she doesn't have an hourly rate but figured out a way to get a fair price and still she gets customers that order multiple (!!) shawls from her.

    With this podcast I want to take you with me on my journey to discover the answers to these questions: What do we buy, Where do we buy, Who do we buy from… Or don’t we buy at all but use what we already have? And how relevant is my job as a yarn shop owner selling people stuff when we already have more than we need? How can I make my life as an entrepreneur and textile crafter smaller and more relevant to these times?
    Have a question? Want to leave a message? Click the voicemail tab on the right, or scroll down to leave a text message. I'd love to hear from you!
    Find me at www.ja-wol.com and @jawolrotterdam on instagram.
    This podcast is so much fun to make but it isn't free. Support the podcast via my Patreon page. You'll get all sorts of extra's, like mini behind the scenes podcasts. You can become a sponsor and get your name on the podcast and much more! 
    Please share the episode and the podcast as I rely on you, my Wollies, to expand our community. Spreading the word is all done organically without paid advertising.
    You can rate, review and subscribe in 5 minutes and it would really make a difference in getting the stories out there to a bigger audience. Supporting the podcast without money but by sharing is just as valuable!! 
     


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    AM Art & Stationery Handmade, hand-lettered stationary and pen pal matching. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=20035553&fan_landing=true)

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    #15 - Saskia Maas @ Ovis et Cetera talks about why she consciously chose the acid dye process for her yarns

    #15 - Saskia Maas @ Ovis et Cetera talks about why she consciously chose the acid dye process for her yarns

    Want to know in what ways acid dyeing is better for the environment than natural dyeing? Don't miss this episode of A Smaller Life!


    In my podcast A Smaller Life, I talk to makers and business owners in my industry (and sometimes beyond) about making conscious choices and growing your brand by actually going smaller.
    In this episode, I welcome Saskia Maas (@ovisetcetera), an indie yarn dyer focussing on colour and the origin of fibers. Saskia makes it her business to make very conscious decisions about where her yarn comes from and what processes she uses so the impact on the environment is minimal and the effects are maximal.

    Saskia and myself share more than a first name, we share a lot of values a great friendship and some fun memories. Listen in on our conversation to learn more about Saskia's inspirations and her process.

    ps did you know she owns a bunch of horses and knows a lot about plants?
    Find Saskia on IG @ovisetcetera and her webshop: https://ovisetcetera.com/
    Have a question? Want to leave a message? Click the voicemail tab on the right HERE, or scroll down to leave a text message. I'd love to hear from you!
    Find me at www.ja-wol.com and @jawolrotterdam on instagram.
    This podcast is so much fun to make but it isn't free. Support the podcast via my Patreon page. You'll get all sorts of extra's, like mini behind the scenes podcasts. You can become a sponsor and get your name on the podcast and much more! 


    Click and Become a Patron! 




    AM Art & Stationery Handmade, hand-lettered stationary and pen pal matching. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=20035553&fan_landing=true)

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