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.
146: Exploring Ancestry Through Art With Sobia Ahmad
In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Sobia Ahmad, an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores how our deeply intimate struggles of belonging can inform larger conversations about migration, the tenuous notions of home, personal memory, and cultural porosity. While exploring her ancestral knowledge, Sobia reimagines craft rituals and intergenerational storytelling as acts of liberation.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-146
145: Weaving Skies with Kesiena Onosigho
In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with one of our artists in residence Kesiena Onosigho. Kesiena's thought-provoking mixed-media collages and installations are informed by her lived experiences, curiosity, and the historic influence on arts & crafts from people within the African Diaspora.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-145
144: New Farm and Fiber Beginnings with Michelle Brooks and LaChaun Moore
In this week's conversation, LaChaun is switching roles to be interviewed by Michelle Brooks of The Stitchering Shop. You may remember Michelle from episode 110 where she talked about her practice of creating custom textile art pieces using a variety of fiber techniques such as tufting, embroidery stitching, and weaving. In this week's episode, LaChaun gives an update on her fiber and farming journey as well as some insights into her experiences in fiber and how they relate to Michelle's experiences as well.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-144
WEAVE: The Artist in Residence Program
Our WEAVE Artist in Residency program is a 12-week long remote residency that aims to support weavers and fiber enthusiasts who engage in community-based fiber practices. Each participant will receive a $1,500.00 cash stipend to use with no restrictions, and a $1,500.00 materials budget to shop for materials on the Gist Yarn website. We will select three Artists in Residence in 2022.
Residency Application: https://forms.gle/dfAcFhuPpJ1uL3X29
143: Making a Life with Melanie Falick
In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with author and maker Melanie Falick. Melanie traveled across continents to meet quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, all to uncover truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-143
142: Traditions in Cloth with Melvenea Hodges
In this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Melvenea Hodges. Melvenea is a Fiber Artist residing in South Bend, Indiana. She was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan where she began learning about fiber arts through experimenting with hair braiding, beading, and weaving. It was through these experiences she found joy and realized her talent in creating with her hands. She creates clothing and accessories using traditional techniques such as block printing, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. On a small scale, Melvenea grows processes and spins naturally colored cotton that she weaves with.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-142
I turn to this podcast to learn more about contemporary weavers! This is a great listen to discover artists! The focus topics are relevant to worldly issues and I appreciate that the hosts are bringing in a wide range of guests in order to share experiences and knowledge!
Feed my soul!
Thank you for this wonderful podcast. Listening to others discuss fiber arts has provided so much for my soul and practice.
Sad to see this end
Thanks for all of the great episodes. I’m still working through all that I have not yet listened to. I was sad to hear this would not continue but understand that podcasting takes a lot of time and cost. Wanted you guys to know the information from your previous podcasts is greatly appreciated.