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A podcast for makers

Making Conversation Making Conversation

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    • 4.6 • 297 Ratings

A podcast for makers

    Embracing Change in Fashion and Design with Julie Robinson

    Embracing Change in Fashion and Design with Julie Robinson

    Today I’m talking with Julie Robinson whose journey as a maker crosses traditional routes with unconventional destinations. Throughout our conversation, we return to Julie’s bravery and risk-taking along her path. With an education and profession in the world of fashion design, her creations have shifted from creating for the masses to making for the individual. As a designer, Julie shares her expertise through patterns and masterclasses that inspire and clothe diverse bodies with care. 
    Julie’s exquisite knitwear designs and accessories are available on her website julieatwork.com and are featured in Making Magazine’s No. 12 / DUSK and No. 10 / Intricate, both available at makingzine.com. You can follow Julie’s journey on Instagram at @julieatwork and find her masterclasses at thetecheditorhub.com.

    This week we’re giving away a knit kit for the Rivi Hat designed by Camille Romano for Making Magazine. Each kit includes 2 skeins of Biches et Bûches Le Gros Silk and Mohair yarn to create your very own Rivi Hat as seen in our latest issue No. 12 / DUSK. To enter this giveaway, download our new app, Making, and leave a comment on today's podcast episode post. Find us in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with a search for "Making." Or enter the giveaway with a comment on today’s episode blog post at makingzine.com. The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this week's episode, Julie, the Making team, and our producer Alice Anderson. I hope you’ll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcription, visit makingzine.com and themakingapp.com. Have a wonderful week!

    • 47 min
    Navigating Artistry and Self Expression with Rachel Gloria Adams

    Navigating Artistry and Self Expression with Rachel Gloria Adams

    Today I’m talking with Rachel Gloria Adams. We cover a lot in this episode, from Rachel’s upbringing and the role her mother played in helping her discover her calling in art, to her experience as a Black mother and artist. Her unique perspective is visualized in bold graphic prints and natural forms. She also heads TACHEE, a textile design company featuring her bright prints on small batch clothing and home goods. Together with her husband Ryan, the pair founded the Piece Together Project, a rotating collection of murals in Maine’s East Bayside neighborhood, in Portland. This project celebrate the people that built and thrived in this special neighborhood.

    Rachel's art is featured on the cover of our brand new publication BRIGHT, and you can find her in the pages of our latest issue of Making No. 12 / DUSK - both available for purchase and 2022 subscriptions at makingzine.com. Follow Rachel on Instagram at @rachelgloriaia & @shoptachee. You can find more about Rachel and her work at rachelgloria.com. So settle in and enjoy listening to Rachel share her story…
    Giveaway Sponsor:  
    This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Barrett Wool Co., and we’re giving away a Nightfall Doll Kit designed by Susan B. Anderson. Each kit includes a printed cotton project bag filled with enough of Barrett Wool Co.’s Home Worsted Weight yarn to make all three Nightfall Dolls featured in the latest issue of Making No. 12 / DUSK. 
    To enter this giveaway, download our new app, Making, and leave a comment on today's podcast episode post. Find us in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with a search for "Making." Alternately, you can enter by commenting on today’s episode blog post at makingzine.com. 
    The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this weeks episode, Rachel, Barrett Wool Co., the Making team and our producer Alice Anderson. I hope you’ll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcription, visit makingzine.com. Have a wonderful week!

    • 48 min
    Finding Authenticity with Quayln Stark

    Finding Authenticity with Quayln Stark

    Welcome to Making Conversation, a podcast for makers where we share with you some incredible people within this community we love so much. Here’s where you get to listen to a little part of their making journey.
    Interview Intro: 
    I’m your host Ashley Yousling. Today I’m talking with Quayln Stark of QUOE. As an artist and designer, Quayln’s passion for self-expression and inclusivity shine through each of his creations. From sewing and quilting to knitting and crochet, Quayln pairs traditional fiber arts techniques with imaginative designs, colors, and textures. You can find his free Crochet Lentil pattern–an adorable amigurumi cat designed for Making–when you log in at themakingapp.com. Quayln is featured in the inaugural issue of our newest publication BRIGHT, a bi-annual magazine centered on diverse voices, repurposing, craftivism, and the future of making - now available for 2022 subscriptions at makingzine.com. You can follow Quayln’s process on the Making app, Instagram @portquoelio, and TikTok @quoe, and on his website quoe.us. 
    Giveaway Sponsor:  
    This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Purl Soho, and we’re giving away 5 skeins of their Tussock yarn in Blue Fjord - a deep navy blue 60/40 superfine kid mohair and silk blend. The winner will also receive a pair of Purl Soho Rose Gold Fabric Shears made in Sheffield, England perfect for making precise cuts on your most precious fabrics.
    To enter this giveaway, download our new app, Making, and leave a comment on today's podcast episode post. Find us in the Apple App Store with a search for "Making." And if you don't have an iPhone–not to worry. Our Android app will be out next week. In the meantime, you can enter by commenting on the episode blog post at makingzine.com. 
    The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this weeks episode, Quayln, Purl Soho, the Making team and our producer Alice Anderson. I hope you’ll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcription, visit makingzine.com. Have a wonderful week!

    • 54 min
    On Renewal with Arounna Khounnoraj

    On Renewal with Arounna Khounnoraj

    Today we talk with Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou. It's no secret that Arounna is a powerhouse in the creative world. Whether working as an artist, designer, maker, instructor–and even as a student–Arounna's passion for one-of-a-kind creations has followed her throughout her life's journey.

    Arounna's story tells of her deeply personal connection to making that began in the home during childhood and continues in the creative spirit shared by her children. From inspiration to finished product, Arounna's passions for material, form, process and experimentation are key to her personal and creative growth.

    Together with her husband John Booth, Arounna co-founded Bookhou–a multidisciplinary studio showcasing their individual and collaborative work from textiles to woodwork–including patterns, tools, and finished goods for makers.
    Arounna is the author of Visible Mending: A Modern Guide to Darning, Stitching and Patching the Clothes You Love and Punch Needle: Master the Art of Punch Needling Accessories for You and Your Home available now, and the upcoming book Embroidery: A Modern Guide to Botanical Embroidery coming soon. View the shop at bookhou.com and follow on Instagram @bookhou.

    This week's giveaway is sponsored by Harrisville Designs, and we're giving away one of their amazing punch needle kits designed in collaboration with Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou punch needle kits.

    The perfect introduction to the punch needle process–each kit provides everything you need to create a unique wall hanging inspired by the colors and shapes of Autumn foliage and flora, including 5 balls of Harrisville Designs' Turbine yarn, punch needle template, monk's cloth, and an 8x10 inch frame.

    To enter this giveaway, download our new app, Making, and leave a comment on today's podcast episode post. Find us in the Apple App Store with a search for "Making." And if you don't have an iPhone–not to worry. We'll be releasing the Android app in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can enter by commenting on the episode blog post at makingzine.com.

    The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this weeks episode, Arounna, Harrisville Designs, the Making team and our producer Alice Anderson. I hope you'll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcription, visit makingzine.com. Have a wonderful week!

    • 53 min
    Making as Self Care with Leila Raven

    Making as Self Care with Leila Raven

    Leila Raven is an artist, knitter, designer and maker, Leila leads a life where her creative and technical sides often converge in unlikely ways. Through personal connection and mindful process, Leila has found herself leading many creative endeavors in her career, pushing past personal and societal boundaries, into a space of self-love, spiritual, and physical healing. Through her story, Leila shares her excitement and love for creating honest, meaningful work and digs deeper to uncover a need for connection and communication among a diverse range of voices and backgrounds. Leila’s fingerprint is embedded in our Making publications, as well as in the hearts of our team and our community, through her contributions, creative direction, and open and honest friendship. You can follow her work at calloftheraven.com and on Instagram @leila_raven. 

    • 49 min
    No. 7 / COLOR – Knitting Narratives with Anna Maltz

    No. 7 / COLOR – Knitting Narratives with Anna Maltz

    Anna Maltz is charming and delightful, and her voice is strong…as an artist, designer, entrepreneur and story-teller. If you follow her on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with her sweater spotting adventures along with her ingenious new book, Marlisle – a beautiful combination of marled and fair isle knitting. Anna has spent her life exploring as a maker, and observer of beauty, both in the expected and unexpected. Here she share’s a bit of her story and what drives and inspires her. Grab your latest project and have a listen…I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. You can find anna at annamaltz.com and on Instagram @sweaterspotter. / listen / You can also and listen and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher. / notes & resources / Anna Maltz / Guest site Marlisle / Anna’s new book Farrell Hat / Anna’s hat design in Making No. 5 / COLOR Woollenflower / Julia Billings, natural dyer Garthenor yarn / Yarn mentioned by Anna and used in Farrell Hat – Find it at makingzine.com / giveaway / This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Anna and Making and we’re giving away a copy of Anna’s book Marlisle and 2 skeins of Moeke Elena yarn in Natural. To enter this giveaway, […]

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
297 Ratings

297 Ratings

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Return of Making

Was delighted for new episodes! The prior 95 have had a lot primal influence on my evolution as a fiber artist. I look forward to hearing, learning, growing more.

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So enjoyable

Loved listening to Leila Raven today

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Love this podcast!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while and love when a new episode comes out. Love hearing and learning about the journeys of those being interviewed. I find it very inspiring! Keep up the great work!

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