Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review {Episode #112}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, community, makers

Continuing my garment sewing podcast series, today's guest is Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review. We talk about what motivated Deepika to create her website in 2001, why she feels that now is our time to sew, the technological changes since she started the website and what excites her about those changes and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode. imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. Along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. See it all at imaginegnats.com and use coupon code “memademay” for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of May.

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Ashley Nell Tipton {Episode # 106}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, diversity, community, makers
 

Today's podcast guest is Ashley Nell Tipton. Living in San Diego, Ashley is a fashion designer and winner of Season 14 of Project Runway. During our discussion, we talk about her design process for plus sized clothes, her experience on Project Runway and the importance of self acceptance. There are a few cuss words but I have not labeled this episode as explicit so I'm warning you now. I love Ashley's energy and perspective and hope you enjoy our conversation.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Simplicity Patterns is proud to sponsor this podcast episode with Ashley Nell Tipton. Ashley brings her bold fashion sense to our creative group and designs wearable plus sized clothes. She has a fantastic knit bodysuit pattern (Simplicity number 8344) and a dress, top and skirt combination pattern (Simplicity number 8345). We can't wait to see what she comes up with next! You can see her latest collection at simplicity.com

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Jen Hewett {Episode #105}

Today's podcast guest is Jen Hewett. Living in San Francisco, Jen is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist, teacher and mother to Gus, her adorable dog. During our discussion, we talk about her personal challenges such as Print, Pattern, Sew along with her 52 Weeks of Printmaking. We delve into the importance of self confidence while making, the sensitivity to nuance created when in between "worlds", how anxiety can shape creative work, and more. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Hunter's Design Studio for sponsoring this episode (and check out her latest quilt pattern: a tribute to Carrie Fisher and General Organa with proceeds going to ChickTech)
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Sarah Bond {Podcast Episode #101}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

For episode #101 of the Crafty Planner podcast, my guest is Sarah Bond. Living in Philadelphia, Sarah is a quilter, teacher and mother. During our podcast, we talk about the interaction between her quilts and her family's history, fostering a community through teaching, how her practice has changed since the election, and more.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
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Aneela Hoey {Podcast Episode #99}

 
Today's podcast guest is Aneela Hoey of comfortstitching. Living in England, Aneela is a textile designer, author of Little Stitches about hand embrodiery and an upcoming book called Stitched Sewing Organizers. She has designed fabric for Moda Fabrics and now designs for Cloud 9 Fabrics. She is also a pattern designer, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about her creative journey training as a commerical textile designer to today, her thoughtful design process including the story behind the cat print in her Hello Petal fabric line, her role in the e-zine Fat Quarterly, her decision to share her cancer diagnosis and so much more. 
 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. 
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Lisa Congdon {Podcast Episode #97}

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity, community, makers

I'm honored to introduce today's guest, Lisa Congdon. I had the privilege of hearing her keynote address at Craftcation a few years ago and wanted to share her wisdom on the podcast. Lisa is a surface designer, illustrator, author of seven books, speaker, teacher, wife and animal mom. During our conversation, we talk about her creative journey starting in the education field and how a chance art class led to her art career. She gives advice on how creative people can develop their own voice and the importance of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. As a proponent of integrating her experiences into her work, Lisa talk about how politics has changed her practice and the impact of judging Quilt Con on her work. After years of living in California, she and her partner recently moved to Portland, Oregon so we talk about the move and her feelings about her new neighborhood. We also touch on how daily/weekly projects motivate her along with the aftermath of the Cody Foster lawsuit. I hope you enjoy the episode.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Diane Gilleland / Episode 86

Posted by craftyplanner in community, makers

Today's podcast guest is Diane Gilleland. Living in Oregon, Diane is the genius behind Crafty Pod who has written three books, taught all over the country and for Creative Live along with being an early craft blogger and Podcaster. During our podcast, we have a thoughtful and deep conversation about the ever changing craft industry and why she decided to leave. This is a raw and emotional episode meant to be thought provoking so if there is a need to respond to it, I would appreciate a kind one. Thank you.

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Jo Packham / Episode 83

Posted by craftyplanner in community

Today's podcast guest is Jo Packham. Jo is the creator and editor in chief of the Where Women Create, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create Business magazines, owns her own publishing company, has a line of Sizzix dies, co-founded the Creative Connection, and has owned and operated local stores in Ogden, Utah.  During our podcast, we talk about how she looks for artists to showcase in her magazines, how defeat should be a badge of honor and the importance of knowing your own truth. 

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Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott / Episode 67

Today's podcast guest is Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott. Living in Toronto, Canada, Libs is a fabric and quilt designer, teacher, wife and mother. During the podcast, we talk about her work with textiles and the design world, her relationship to music, how she designs her quilts using a computer program and so much more. 

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to Andover Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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Vickie Howell / Episode 60

Posted by craftyplanner in community, makers, fiber arts

Today's podcast guest is Vickie Howell. Living in Austin, Texas, Vickie is a fiber artist, teacher, tv host, author, wife, and mother. As the host of Knitty Gritty, she helped me see fiber art as a craft for a younger generation while encouraging me to explore color. During our podcast, we talk about her definition of success, internet jealousy, her thoughts of art versus craft and how she wants to give people permission to see positivity.  I hope you enjoy the episode. 


This episode is sponsored by Creativebug. 

You can find the show notes can be found on my website: craftyplanner.com/podcast 

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John Q Adams / Episode 59

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

Today's podcast guest is JQ Adams from Quilt Dad. Living in North Carolina, John is an author, pattern designer, quilter, husband and father of three children. During our podcast, we talk about how he balances a full time career and his quilting, his collaborations, and his thoughts on the quilting community.


Music by Mekanism Sound. 

This episode is sponsored by Creativebug, Fat Quarter Shop and Sewtopia. 

You can find the show notes on my website: craftyplanner.com/podcast.

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Brandon Mably / Episode 55

Today's podcast guest is Brandon Mably of Kaffe Fassett Studio. Living in London, England, Brandon is a knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns and Vogue Knitting. He also designs fabric for the Kaffe Fassett Collective. During our podcast, we talk about his instinctive use of color, how he never stops learning and his positive and inspiring perspective on life.

This episode is sponsored by Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. 

You can hear the show notes at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

*Please note that the previous version omitted ten minutes at the end of the interview. This is the latest version. Thank you!*

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Valori Wells / Episode 54

Today's podcast guest is Valori Wells. Living in Sisters, Oregon, Valori is a fabric and pattern designer along with the daughter of Jean Wells. During our podcast, Valori talks about the day to day life of a fabric designer, working with her mother, the challenges of living in the moment when you are self employed and how traveling has changed her perspective. 

*This episode has been labeled explicit due to language.*


This episode is sponsored by Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. 

You can find the show notes at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

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Kathy Doughty / Episode 44

Today's podcast guest is Kathy Doughty of Material ObsessionLiving in Australia, Kathy is a quilt store owner, fabric and quilt designer, teacher, wife and mother. Well known for her love of color and modern interpretations of traditional quilts, Kathy and I talk about the promise of joy with each new project, her fabric crusade for the love of brown, how she shares the permission to be "you" and so much more. 


This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com), Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com) and Free Spirit Fabric  (freespiritfabric.com)


Music by Mekanism Sound. 


You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com).

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Bill Volckening / Episode 41

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, community

Today's podcast guest is Bill Volckening. As a self proclaimed "quilt magnet", Bill is a quilt collector, appraiser, author and exhibit curator. During our conversation, we talk about why he started collecting quilts, the beauty of imperfect quilts, his books and what he sees is the next trend in quilting.


This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and The Modern Quilt Guild (themodernquiltguild.com/). Music by Mekanism Sound. You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).


I will be taking two weeks off for the holidays. See you in the New Year!

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Susanne Woods / Episode 33

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, community, makers

Today's podcast guest is Susanne Woods of Lucky Spool Media.  During our chat, we talk about how Lucky Spool produces each of their books, her perspective about the future of illustrated books, how she balances life and work and her latest project, Mighty Lucky.


For show notes, please check out this post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys

If you want to donate to the podcast, you can find the details here. Thank you! 

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Craft Industry Alliance / Episode 31

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, community, makers
For today's podcast, I talk with Abby Glassenberg (while she naps) and Kristin Link (Sew Mama Sew) about their new collaboration, Craft Industry Alliance. We talk about how they came up with the idea for the organization, what they want to provide their members and why this is important to them both personally and professionally. This is not a sponsored post. I was curious about their trade organization and wanted to learn more. Even if you are not interested in joining, the discussion about their values and industry perspective is interesting and refreshing. 

For show notes, please check out this post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys

If you want to donate to the podcast, you can find the details here. Thank you! 

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Sienne Josselin / Episode 26

Posted by craftyplanner in community, makers

Today's podcast guest is Sienne Josselin. We talk about how nature influences her work, her experiences vending at both Renegade Craft Fair and Patchwork Show along with the many ways she builds community around her. 

For show notes, please check out this post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys

If you want to donate to the podcast, you can find the details here. Thank you! 

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Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, community

Today's podcast guest is Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps. We talk about how her grandmother introduced her to quilting and continues to influence her work, her quilt design process and why her dual professions as a midwife and quilter are a reflection of her values. 

For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 
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Lisa Solomon

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity, community, makers

For today's episode, I chat with Lisa Solomon. She is a Bay Area artist and teacher. We chat about how she uses color in her work, the benefits of collaboration and social practice along with our experiences being "hapa". As a warning, there is one cuss word in the discussion but I am not going to tag this episode as explicit. 

For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 
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Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

In episode #14, I chat with Giuseppe of Giucy Giuce, we talk about his creative journey as both a knitter and quilter, how he designs his projects and his experiences as a gay, male maker.


For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 

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Mary Fons

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, community, makers

In Episode 13, I chat with Mary Fons. We talk about the "soul" of quilts, "activism through consumerism", why she left Quilty and what she is working on now. 

For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 

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Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

In Episode 12, I chat with Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini, This is a "no holds barred" episode.  We cuss (hence the explicit rating) and talk about her childhood in New York and brief stay in the Dominican Republic. She describes about how she and her husband have been treated in quilting stores and her worse youtube comment received to date.  You might want to listen all the way until the end to hear about her newest adventure.


For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys

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Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell of Dear Handmade Life

Posted by craftyplanner in community, makers

In Episode 11, I chat with Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell from Dear Handmade Life.  We talk about what happens behind the scenes of putting together maker events, how Nicole and Delilah work together as partners and family members and most importantly, we laugh and enjoy our conversation.  I hope you enjoy it too.

For more information and show notes, please check out this post Music by Beastie Boys

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