26 episodes

Join host Allison Korleski as she brings you stories from all corners of the yarniverse. From Victorian murder mysteries to the trenches of the Western Front, from deadly dyes to futuristic fabric, each episode explores the connections between fiber, history, and humanity. 

Fiber Nation Interweave

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 473 Ratings

Join host Allison Korleski as she brings you stories from all corners of the yarniverse. From Victorian murder mysteries to the trenches of the Western Front, from deadly dyes to futuristic fabric, each episode explores the connections between fiber, history, and humanity. 

    The Crochet Coral Reef

    The Crochet Coral Reef

    In this episode, we dive into a place where art, ecology, science, and math come together into something extraordinary. And we learn how a 2300-year-old geometric system was blown out of the water by a woman crocheting blobby things. Welcome to the Crochet Coral Reef.
    Link to show notes: https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/crochet-coral-reef/
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    • 31 min
    I'm Sorry, Dave. I Can't Knit That.

    I'm Sorry, Dave. I Can't Knit That.

    Today’s episode is all about artificial intelligence—AI. What it is, what it ISN’T, what it can and can’t do. What happens when you try to teach a computer how to knit? Can a neural network match the creativity of a human? And what might happen if the Terminator became a knitwear designer?
    Find Show Notes links here.
    https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/ai-knitting-im-sorry-dave-i-cant-knit-that/
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    • 29 min
    Home Economics vs. Hitler

    Home Economics vs. Hitler

    On today’s episode, we explore the radical origins behind home economics. Hear how it became important enough to have its own federal agency. And learn how one particular sewing magazine became a game-changer during WWII. 
    Find Show Notes here.
    https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/home-economics-vs-hitler-sewing-wwii/
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    • 34 min
    Manx for the Memories: Saving a Sheep

    Manx for the Memories: Saving a Sheep

    We travel to the Isle of Man and hear the story of one of its oldest inhabitants: the Manx Loaghtan sheep. A sheep that’s been on the brink of extinction not once or twice, but THREE times. And we’ll talk about not just how it was saved, but why some things are worth saving in the first place.
    Find Show Notes here.
    www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/next-up-in-fiber-nation-manx-for-the-memories/
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    • 32 min
    Lycra: The Fabric of our Lives

    Lycra: The Fabric of our Lives

    Up to now, our daily dose of fiber has always focused on the woolly natural stuff. However, even the best diet has to succumb to a bag of Cheetos now and then. Consider this episode, about the crotch-hugging antics of spandex, as our cheat day.
    Show notes are here: www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/spandex-fabric-of-our-lives/
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    • 16 min
    Song Quilts: Stitching Together Women's Stories

    Song Quilts: Stitching Together Women's Stories

    Eliza Hardy Jones was a professional musician and an amateur quilter. Until a once-in-a-lifetime offer made her change her tune. Find out how she turns traditional folk music, sung by women, into a craft traditionally done by women.
    Show notes: www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/song-quilts/
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

alfonina ,

I absolutely love your show!!!!!

Dear Allison,
This is such a wonderful topic and the way you approach the subject is so rich in detail and research on the subject, that brings tears to my eyes, and memories of my childhood!
I was born in the early 60s in small village west of Argentina, by the Andes, no tv so we had a lot of time for play and school.
My mother taught us to sew and knit by age 5 to keep us busy in the cold winter, later I got more classes in school we had home economics in the afternoon including gardening, cooking and of course sewing and knitting.
Later in my 20’s I had the opportunity to come to California (study a broad) …. Long story short I end up in the Bay Area sewing for art to wear artist and later took classes of fibers culprit
And learn more about fibers and techniques that I love,
Occasionally, I volunteered at a school close by to small kid’s to sew .
I will like to teach what I learned but kids are not very interested this days and I’m afraid it is an art that maybe despair if we don’t do some thing about it ! Thank you for all you do!

LauraMaxine ,

Amazing Content!

Today’s episode (10/1/21) struck me hard! How powerful and informative!

Yankee Dawdle ,

Fiber Nation

Terrific storytelling about what all people can relate to, fiber and textiles. But the show also provides a global context for its subjects; eg, the role of sheep health in the study of human health. Engaging with juicy, surprising details.

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