The weave podcast, a project of Gist Yarn, brings together a community of fiber artists and people who love weaving, farmers and mill owners, textile artists and loom manufacturers, to tell the stories of the threads that bind us together.
141:Teaching and Designing Tapestry Weaving with Tommye Scanlin
In this week's episode, Sarah speaks with Tommye Scanlin. Tommye is a well-known tapestry weaver, tapestry teacher, and the author of The Nature of Things: Essays of a Tapestry Weaver, as well as her newest book, Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond. In their conversation, Tommye talks about how she began teaching weaving, and what inspired her to write her latest book.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-141
140: Exploring Tapestry Weaving with Rebecca Mezoff
On this week's episode, Sarah speaks with Rebecca Mezoff. We are really thrilled to welcome Rebecca Mezoff back onto the podcast. Rebecca is a contemporary tapestry weaver in Fort Collins, Colorado, and a tapestry weaving teacher, both in-person and online. She's written books about tapestry weaving, including the recently published book The Art of Tapestry Weaving. We first spoke for the podcast in 2018 for episode 11 and since then, Rebecca and I have stayed in touch and Rebecca has been really instrumental in giving feedback throughout the development of our new line of wool tapestry yarn, Array. We have been collaborating on an exciting project that she’s going to be launching soon and we're excited to share more details in this episode!
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-140
139: Rhythm and Texture with Multimedia Artist and Musician Lea Thomas
On this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Lea Thomas. Born in Hawaii and based in Brooklyn, Lea Thomas is a multimedia artist with a focus on music and weaving. Her woven work is centered around hand-looming natural fibers that she dyes with botanical pigments. Her frequent use of indigo is symbolic of her Japanese heritage, honoring a lineage of kimono makers and textile artisans in her immediate ancestry.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-139
138: Introducing Twofold with Gist Yarn's Christine Jablonski
On this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Christine Jablonski, the Director of Operations for Gist Yarn, and designer of Twofold, our upcoming subscription box for rigid heddle weavers. Her theme for this project is double weave. Over the course of a year, she will take you step by step through this exciting technique to weave four projects of setts, textures, and widths not available with single-heddle weaving. In addition to her duties at Gist, Christine has taught extensively and is also a weaver and exhibiting fiber artist. You can find her on Instagram as @soulspaceart.
Twofold Subscription box sign-up: www.gistyarn.com/pages/twofold
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-twofold
137: Entangling Craft and Tech with Shanel Wu
In this week’s episode, LaChaun speaks with Shanel Wu. Shanel is a Taiwanese-American, nonbinary, queer, maker who uses their fiber skills to entangle craft and tech. Shanel works with smart textiles, weaving, computational craft, and hardware hacking all while pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Technology Design, at ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder.
136: Heirloom Naturally Colored Cotton in Shades of Pink with Maud Lerayer of Behind The Hill
In this week’s episode, LaChaun speaks with Maud Lerayer. Maud is the founder of Behind The Hill, a textile company based in Brooklyn, New York. Behind The Hill creates unique and contemporary pieces for home decor using a variety of heirloom cotton which grows wild in shades of pink, terra-cotta, green, beige, and white in Mexico and Guatemala. They are partnered with three communities of Indigenous people in Central America who still grow, spin, and weave color-grown cotton, the same way it has been done for centuries. They work directly with their artisan partners, to strive to keep ancient traditions alive while working hand in hand with the weavers.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-136
Feed my soul!
Thank you for this wonderful podcast. Listening to others discuss fiber arts has provided so much for my soul and practice.
Not enough about weaving
I don’t hear anything about the process of weaving here. It’s all about (mostly) women who talk about how they work out their traumas with the art of weaving. But nothing about the specific pieces or how they did them. It should be called something else.