Each episode of the Making podcast is an intimate conversation where makers and artists reflect on their own creative journey, how they landed on their current art form, and how they have been shaped by it.
Guests from every facet of the making community--knitters, sewers, builders, weavers, potters, and painters--reflect on their own creative process, and how their role as makers more deeply connects them to the world around us.
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.
No. 6 / COLOR – Sewing Happiness with Sanae Ishida
I love hearing people’s stories, the journey, the deep and the not so deep. It’s the very reason I started the podcast back in 2014, because hearing someone’s story, their creative story, is inspiring and motivating. Sanae Ishida is a quiet force in this community, whether you’re familiar with her work or not, her story and message is so very powerful. She’s an incredible maker, designer, author and artist, in fact she painted the cover for our newest issue, COLOR and she’s had projects in nearly all of our past issues. I think you’re really going to enjoy what she has to share, so grab your project bag and settle in for an inspiring hour. You can find Sanae at sanaeishida.com and on Instagram @sanaeishida.
No. 5 / COLOR – Discovering your craft with Cal Patch
Cal Patch is a celebration of color, of crochet, of sewing and the confidence it takes to explore such crafts. If you’re a Making magazine reader you may be familiar with her work, from posies and hats, to wraps and her newest amazing project in COLOR, the Boxet Bag. Cal’s excitement around making is infectious and her encouraging story is one we hope you’ll enjoy. You can find Cal at cal patch.com and on Instagram @hodgepodgefarm.
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Many of you listeners might be familiar with a segment I used to have on the Woolful podcast called Man on the Street, well we’re reintroducing this fun segment to the Making podcast and for this week’s “Maker on the Street” I asked the question, “As Spring approaches, what colors are you most excited to welcome back into your landscape?”
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And a few updates from our Making magazine headquarters…all subscriptions and wholesale orders have shipped and we’re excited to celebrate the official launch of No. 5 / COLOR on April 20th. As a thank you to our wonderful subscribers, we have a few gifts and giveaways planned. We feel so lucky to get to work with every wonderful sponsor at Making, and we owe a big thank you to every one of them who donated all these goodies. All our 2018 Making subscribers will be entered into a random drawing for three packages. If you’d like to be entered, there is still time to subscribe—winners will be chosen next Friday, the 20th!
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This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Quince and Co and they’re giving away all the yarn needed to make Cal’s Boxet Bag project from COLOR.To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on the blog post makingzine.com.
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This episode is brought to you by our lovely sponsors.
A Verb For Keeping Warm – Oakland, CA averbforkeepingwarm.com
My Sister Knits in Fort Collins, Colorado. mysisterknits.com @mysisterknits
No. 4 / COLOR – Sewing with purpose, with Anna Graham
Anna Graham has her hands in a lot of sewing goodness these days and if you’re a Making magazine reader you may be familiar with her work, from petal pouches and totes, to wallets and her newest amazing project in COLOR, the Making Backpack. Anna’s ambition and passion is evident as she tells her makers journey, one I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to. We’re so inspired by her approach to making and hope you will be to. You can find Anna at noodle-head.com and on Instagram @noodlehead531.
No. 3 / COLOR Re-envisioning the fiber landscape with Jared Flood
Sometimes we forget that those behind some of the biggest names and companies in the industry are just that; people with a vision, makers with a mission and entrepreneurs with a passion and will so strong. Jared Flood is the force behind one of our favorite companies, Brooklyn Tweed. What started out as an idea, quickly grew into something much greater than even he anticipated. Backed by an incredible team and american wool, he’s paved much of the way for modern domestic yarn production and quality knitwear design. It was a pleasure to get to sit down and hear his story, and I hope you enjoy listening in. You can find Jared at brooklyntweed.com and on Instagram @brooklyntweed and @jared_flood
No. 2 / COLOR – Connecting with Mexico through handcrafted beauty, with Collectivo
Collectivo began as an idea in 2016 and was founded by Vail Fletcher, a professor of gender and environmental studies with a fascination for the handmade, Jessica Helgerson, an interior designer with a deep affection for Mexico, and Christina Niculescu, a travel-loving Spanish professor. Collective collects beautiful handmade goods straight from the source, with these three women traveling to remote indigenous villages to meet the makers and learn about the age-old traditions behind each craft and document the hours, weeks or even months that go into making a single piece. Each region has its natural materials, each village its speciality, and each family its own take on tradition. Their mission is to share with you their love for Mexico through the artistry and stories they collect along the way and Collectivo brings you these treasures and the stories behind them. You can find Collectivo at ourcollectivo.com and on Instagram @ourcollectivo.
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I love to listen to this podcast on grey drizzly days or long nighttime drives. As a life-long maker I identify so much with all of these people, but as a hobbyist I am inspired by how most of the interviewees have created businesses out of their passions. Hearing about the hard work and drive from these makers is pure inspiration. Thank you!