154 episodes

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.

Weave Gist Yarn

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 135 Ratings

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.

    WEAVE: The Artist in Residence Program

    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.

    Shownotes: www.gistyarn.com/artist-residency-2022

    Residency Application: https://forms.gle/dfAcFhuPpJ1uL3X29

    • 9 min
    143: Making a Life with Melanie Falick

    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

    • 50 min
    142: Traditions in Cloth with Melvenea Hodges

    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

    • 45 min
    141:Teaching and Designing Tapestry Weaving with Tommye Scanlin

    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

    • 36 min
    140: Exploring Tapestry Weaving with Rebecca Mezoff

    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

    • 35 min
    139: Rhythm and Texture with Multimedia Artist and Musician Lea Thomas

    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

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

phaleym2 ,

Feed my soul!

Thank you for this wonderful podcast. Listening to others discuss fiber arts has provided so much for my soul and practice.

Malo Beto ,

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.

brewarr ,

Sad

A disappointment

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