The weave podcast, a project of GIST: Yarn & Fiber, 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.
Episode 134: Weaving Monuments As Memory Signifiers with Carolina Jimenez
In this week’s episode, LaChaun speaks with Carolina Jimenez a Mexican-American textile artist and designer living in Brooklyn New York. In Carolina’s weaving practice she makes monuments as memory signifiers, and vessels into which the past is poured, molded or reshaped (woven, unraveled, or stretched). These monuments reference the body-her body and ours-they speak to the magnificence of our daily lived experience and the monumentality of the mundane.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-134
133: Regenerative Storytelling with Amy DuFault
In this week’s episode, LaChaun is speaking with Amy Dufault. Amy is a sustainable textile industry writer. She works as the sustainability and communications Director for Botanical Colors as well as the Communications Lead for TS Designs. Amy also co-runs the Southeastern New England Fibershed, which has goals to create a digestible dialogue with farmers about climate change in order to create a regional supply chain that supports Massachusetts and Rhode Island textile businesses.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com
132: A New Look For Gist Yarn with Maggie Putnam
We have a special episode for you today, a conversation between myself, LaChaun, and Maggie Putnam, that will be a peek behind the scenes at GIST Yarn and what we’ve been up to. Maggie Putnam Studio is a one-woman creative office that crafts refined brand systems for conscious, intentional brands. And for the last seven months, we have been working on redesigning our GIST Yarn and Weave Podcast brand identity and rebuilding our website to better reflect the company we’ve become, and to better share our podcast episodes, and to better serve our community.
Maggie has led that process for us, working closely with our team to learn who we are as a company and translating those conversations into a redesigned brand identity that we are proud to have launched just last week. We learned so much working with Maggie and we thought it would be interesting to share a glimpse of the design process with our listeners and customers.
131: Letters from Our Community
Our team put together a really special episode for you to ring out this year, sharing some of our favorite customer stories that came into our email inbox this year.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-131
130: Regenerative Fashion with Lydia Wendt of California Cloth Foundry
In this week’s episode, LaChaun is speaking with Lydia Wendt, the Founder and Design Director of the California Cloth Foundry. Originally from New York, Lydia trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked with some of America's top fashion designers and brands, including Tom Ford for Perry Ellis America, Calvin Klein, Jones New York, and The North Face. Before founding CCF in 2014, she was a member of the faculty of the Academy of Art University's internationally recognized fashion department. There she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in textile design and sustainable fashion. Lydia’s past work in the fast fashion industry informs and guides California Cloth Foundry’s mission: to positively change the industry one bolt of fabric and garment at a time, for the health of the planet and the future of her two daughters.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-130
129: Weaving Sustainability And Social Justice with Sarah Gotowka of Luna Fiber Studio
In this week’s episode, LaChaun is speaking with Sarah Gotowka the founder and director of Luna Fiber Studio, A textile studio specializing in weaving and natural dyes, rooted in sustainability and social justice. Sarah is a Korean adoptee and also works part-time for the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York. There she mentors youth adoptees, and advocates around trans-racial adoption issues. Weaving and dyeing have been a powerful healing tool in Sarah’s journey of exploring her roots and connecting to her ancestral knowledge.
Show notes: www.gistyarn.com/episode-129
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Feed my soul!
Thank you for this wonderful podcast. Listening to others discuss fiber arts has provided so much for my soul and practice.
Thank you for your reflections. I share your sentiments.
Sew Fast Sew Easy!
Ahhh loved hearing the reference to Sew Fast Sew Easy on the Tammi Williams episode! I taught there for 9 years. Fantastic place. It sadly closed awhile back. But great memories and maybe Tammi took my class. Super interesting podcast and I’m so happy I recently discovered it!