100 episodes

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Crafty Planner Podcast Sandi Sawa Hazlewood

    • Visual Arts

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

    Sarah Watson {Episode # 140}

    Sarah Watson {Episode # 140}

    Before we get to today's guest, I wanted to let you know that I will be taking a hiatus from the podcast after this episode. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your support. One hundred and forty episodes is a tremendous milestone and I am proud of the stories I have been able to share and hope it inspired you, the listener. 
    Living in Brazil, Sarah Watson is an illustrator, fabric designer for Cloud 9 Fabrics, author, mother and wife. She has a degree in textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is passionate about repeat patterning. Well known for her floral and natural illustrations, Sarah supports human and environmental stewardship through volunteer work and donations. As a mother of two young children, she talks about her career evolution, why organic fabrics are important to her and changes she has made since moving to Brazil and becoming a mother. I hope you enjoy the episode. 
    For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. 
     

    • 44 min
    Gillian Whitcombe {Episode #139}

    Gillian Whitcombe {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 other sewists. During our conversation, we talk about her love for community building and teaching, the development of the "who we are" series on the Sewcialists, her fun sewing dares and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. 
     
    For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

    • 48 min
    Sara Trail and the Social Justice Sewing Academy {Episode #138}

    Sara Trail and the Social Justice Sewing Academy {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. For this interview, I start with a segment from Colleen Haraden, who is their Operations Director. We recorded before Quilt Con and talked about her volunteer experiences along with how their Quilt Con pieces came together. The second segment is an interview with Sara Trail, the Executive Director. We talk about her work with the Social Justice Sewing Academy along with her creative journey, the lessons she hopes to bring out in her student, the impact of trauma, and her work today. This is a thought provoking episode and I hope you enjoy it.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kim Eichler Messmer {Episode #137}

    Kim Eichler Messmer {Episode #137}

    Today's podcast guest is Kim Eichler-Messmer. Living in Kansas City, Kim is a teacher, author of Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts, fabric designer for Marcus Fabrics, owner of the Kansas City Textile Studio, textile artist and wife. Growing up in a creative household, Kim learned to sew from her father. She received her bachelor's degree in print making and master's degree in fine art/textiles. She has been an artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and currently teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute. 
    During our conversation, we talk about the common concerns people have in their first fabric dying class, designing her first fabric line, the sustainability of making, when she decides to say no and how she gets out of a creative funk. I hope you enjoy the episode.
     
    For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

    • 42 min
    Freddy Moran {Episode #136}

    Freddy Moran {Episode #136}

    Today's guest is Freddy Moran. Living in northern California, Freddy is a fiber artist, author, teacher, matriarch of quilting and mother of five boys and grandmother to eight girls and five boys. During our discussion, we talk about her relationship with Gwen Marston, her passion for color, how she creates with macular degeneration and her three pieces of advice for quilters.
    Special thanks to Darling Rose, Jessica Darling's fabric store, for sponsoring this episode. Crafty Planner podcast listeners may use the coupon code SHESCRAFTY for 15% off total purchase OR use HELLODARLING for free shipping.
    For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

    • 39 min
    Ellen Baker of The Long Thread {Episode #135}

    Ellen Baker of The Long Thread {Episode #135}

    Today's guest is Ellen Baker of the Long Thread. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen is a fabric designer for Kokka Fabrics, maker, author of 1,2, 3 Sew and 1, 2, 3 Quilt, as well as being a wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about changes in the quilting and making community over the last decade, how she integrates imperfection in her design process, crafting as a feminist act and how she shares her passion in her work. I hope you enjoy the episode.
     
    For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

SoBiased ,

So thoughtful, always a pleasure to listen to!

As soon as the little one is in bed, I throw on my Beats headphones, put on a podcast, and hit my sewing room. I always look forward to Crafty Planner episodes, and have burned through them all over a year. Sandi is a wonderful interviewer, and asks such thought-provoking and original questions. You can tell she spends a lot of time and effort researching her guests and topics, and loves the craft. One of my favorites!

Trashmagination ,

Inspiring chats

It is great hearing from craftspeople at all stages of their artistic journey.

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My fav podcast to commute to when I need some inspiration!!! It’s fabulous!

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