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Professional Weaver Podcast

57 EpisodesProduced by Professional Weaver SocietyWebsite

Through our interviews and discussions with weavers, manufacturers, show promoters, and patrons of the fiber arts we hope to build depth, transparency, and connection within the weaving community. We will also be taking your weaving questions to ask the experts.

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

51 : John Paul Morabito

July 18th, 2021

1:03:31

This week we are speaking with John Paul Morabito of Chicago, Illinois.

John Paul is a transdisciplinary weaver who engages the medium of tapestry …

50 : Erin Riley on becoming a weaver, establishing her artistic voice, how she fits into the weaving community and more!

July 11th, 2021

1:11:59

This week we are speaking with Erin Riley from Brooklyn, NY.

Erin is a tapestry weaver who has dedicated her time and life to creating tapestries …

49 : Tommye Scanlin on how she came to be a weaving teacher, what inspires her tapestries, and the process of writing her books.

July 4th, 2021

1:08:56

This week we are talking with tapestry Weaver, Tommye Scanlin, who resides in the Southern Appalachian region.

Tommye is an artist who observes and responds to her surroundings for inspiration. Her primary artistic …

48 : Tien Chiu on her about her growth into weaving, enriching the weaving community, how mathematics and technology influence her work.

June 13th, 2021

2:00:00

This week we are speaking with Tien Chiu.

Tien is a textile artist, a teacher, and a writer. She has achieved many awards and achievements with her weaving work, including such honors as her handwoven wedding dress as …

47 : Sean Dougall & Andrew Paulson on growing and developing their design practice, the challenges of weaving with metal, what inspires them to keep exploring, and more.

May 30th, 2021

1:10:43

This week we are speaking with the Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson of the design studio Dougall Paulson, based out of Southern California.

As …

46 : Jenny Shulkin on how OoLaLoom came about, how social media is used to drive her business, and a little bit on the inner workings of baby wrap weaving.

May 23rd, 2021

1:05:12

This week we are speaking with Jenny Shulkin of OoLaLoom Handwoven from Kingston, NY.

OoLaLoom was founded in Savannah, GA in the fall of 2013. Jenny …

45 : Margaret Fischer (Part 2) on how her business evolved, production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life.

May 16th, 2021

59:16

This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in …

44 : Margaret Fischer on how her business evolved, production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life.

May 9th, 2021

55:45

This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in …

S2E13 : Daryl Lancaster (Part 2) on her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, adapting her work to the digital market, and more

April 18th, 2021

53:47

This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than …

S2E12 : Daryl Lancaster (Part 1) on her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, adapting her work to the digital market, and more

April 11th, 2021

52:41

This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than …

S2E11 : Janet Phillips on becoming a weaver, teaching woven design, the importance of sampling to understand structure, and more

April 4th, 2021

54:53

This week we are talking with Janet Phillips from England. Janet has been designing and weaving for over 40 years after studying Industrial Textile …

40 : Rachel Snack on finding weaving, starting Weaver House, her new podcast, and more!

March 28th, 2021

1:17:09

This week we are speaking with Rachel Snack of Weaver House Co from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Weaver House is a project that Rachel created as an intuitive response to returning home after living in Peru, and the …

39 : Our Origin Story & Questions Answered! As told at the HGA's Careers in Textiles Symposium

March 21st, 2021

1:02:14

We have been keeping ourselves busy these past couple weeks, working with clients, getting stuff done at the spinning mill, and giving presentations about what we do.

This week we wanted to continue the conversation …

37 : Peggy Osterkamp on Finding Weaving, the Joy of Play & Sampling, Making Woven Art, Teaching, & more

March 7th, 2021

1:15:04

This week we are talking with Peggy Osterkamp. Peggy is the author of the New Guide to weaving series, Weaving for Beginners – An Illustrated Guide, …

36 : Anne Low on weaving on frame looms, studying and learning old techniques, and dividing time between art and utilitarian weaving.

February 28th, 2021

1:15:22

This week we are talking with Anne Low from Canada. Anne Low is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses sculpture, installation, textiles and …

35 : Lucy MacDonald on her weaving education, starting her own studio, what goes into her complex designs, and more!

February 21st, 2021

1:07:37

This week we are talking with Lucy MacDonald of Arra Textiles from Scotland. Arra Textiles is named after Lucy’s great grandmother, Arra MacDonald, born and brought up on Orkney, she passed down her love of textiles to …

34 : Comfortcloth in 2020

February 14th, 2021

1:04:24

We heard you, and this week we are talking about… ourselves!

We were recently asked to give a presentation about what we do and we thought this would …

33 : Bridgette Extraordinaire on learning to weave via apprenticeship, using 2020 time to design a new line, and more!

January 31st, 2021

1:33:09

This week we are talking with Bridgette Extraordinaire of Raanu Handwoven from Oregon. Raanu Handwoven is a closed loop production, meaning that Bridgette will reuse material waste created during the production process …

32 : Margot Becker on weaving as an artist and craftsperson, creating with a transparent supply chain, and pricing

January 24th, 2021

46:41

This week we are speaking with Margot Becker from Hudson, New York. Margot Becker is an artist, weaver, and educator.  Margot Handwoven is her line …

31 : William Storms on designing commercial fabrics, weaving fine art, and his collab with Crosby Street Studios

January 17th, 2021

1:33:54

This week we are speaking with William Storms from New York. William is a professional weaver in both the industrial and artistic realm. Through his industrial work he is working with Jacquard looms and designing …

The Value of Textiles (Audio Replay)

January 10th, 2021

1:42:01

This week, we will be sharing the audio from the first round table, just incase you missed it. This was a great discussion about the value of textiles and we hope that you enjoy our discussion.

Next week we will …

Beyond the Bauhaus : Inspiration for Contemporary Weavers (Video)

January 3rd, 2021

1:51

The Bauhaus, an acclaimed school that embraced the principle of equality among artists and the arts alike, has continued to influence and impact …

Rug Weaving with Eric Frisino (Video)

December 28th, 2020

1:52

This week, Eric will be demonstrating rug weaving on his Varpapuu loom. If you have any questions that come up from the demonstration, comment on the post or feel free to send us an email at hello@proweaverpod.com.

Weaving on an AVL with Tegan Frisino (Video)

December 20th, 2020

2:00

This week, we have a recorded live video of Tegan demonstrating on her AVL loom and talking about how she got into weaving, the pros and cons of the AVL, and answering questions. If you have any questions that come up …

30 : Anne Fernweh on fiber magic, starting her business, and the pros and cons of weaving on older looms.

December 13th, 2020

1:09:20

This week we are talking with Anne Fernweh of Witch Craeft from Vermont. In her bio, Anne quotes Alexander Langlands by saying "To be craefty is all …

29 : Jovencio De La Paz on inspiration, using a TC2, accessibility of complex weaving, and more

December 6th, 2020

1:22:07

This week we are talking with Jovencio de la Paz from Oregon.

Jovencio is an artist, writer, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and stitchwork as they relate to …

28 : Angie Parker on Pricing her work, Arts education in the UK, krokbragd, and color!

November 29th, 2020

1:30:06

This week we are talking with Angie Parker of Angie Parker Textiles in Bristol, England. In 2014, she established her business by creating …

Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild Annual Show & Sale

November 22nd, 2020

1:54

No show this week, because we are running a digital show and sale for our weavers guild. You can check it out here : HMWG.org/show. See you next week with out interview with Angie Parker!

Music by Guesthouse.

27 : Jessie Young on her studies and coming back to plain weave

November 15th, 2020

1:22:07

This week we talk with Jessie Mordine Young from New York City. Jessie is a textile curator, teacher and maker, primarily focusing on weaving and tufting. In some of her most recent bodies of  work, Jessie responds to …

26 : Artrider’s Jackie Jarit Sobel on what it takes to put on a show – Part 1

November 8th, 2020

1:26:52

This week we talk with Jackie Jarit Sobel, the Director of the craft show producer Artrider. Artrider Productions Inc. has been nationally acclaimed for producing innovative events in the Northeast since 1982 and …

25 : Building a US Supply Chain for Wool Yarn with April Zeilinger

November 1st, 2020

1:07:09

This week we will be talking with April Zellinger of Zelllinger Wool Company from Frankenmuth, Michigan. The Zellinger Wool Company, founded in 1910, …

24 : Erika Hewston on function vs decoration, sourcing materials, starting out, and her first solo exhibition

October 18th, 2020

1:18:43

This week we talk with Erika Hewston, a sculptural and wearable weaver from Pennsylvania. Though Erika has skills as a quilt maker and repairer, she …

23 : Evee Erb on Weaving in the world of craft, mistakes, advice & More!

October 12th, 2020

45:18

This week we will be talking with Evee Erb from North Carolina. Erb is a nationally award-winning American Artist who graduated from the Maryland …

22 - Peters Valley Craft Show is Going Online

October 4th, 2020

1:05:20

This week we talk with Brienne Rosner, the Gallery Director of the Peters Valley School of Craft, located in Layton, New Jersey.

Peters Valley School …

21 : Evee Erb on Weaving in Small Spaces, elevating fiber, & Fast Fashion

September 26th, 2020

1:18:10

This week we will be talking with Evee Erb from North Carolina. Erb is a nationally award-winning American Artist who graduated from the Maryland …

20 : Justin Squizzero Talks Linen, natural dying, & keeping close records.

September 19th, 2020

1:51:41

This week we talk with Justin Squizzero of The Burroughs Garret in  Vermont. Squizzero challenges modern definitions of progress by creating functional textiles that celebrate the natural world and the dignity of human …

19 : Pricing, Finishing, & Shows with Constance Collins

September 12th, 2020

57:36

This week we talk with Constance Collins of Constance Art Couture from Indiana. Constance expresses her artistic voice through pattern and color. …

18 : Woven Art with Constance Collins

September 4th, 2020

1:29:58

This week we talk with Constance Collins of Constance Art Couture from Indiana. Constance expresses her artistic voice through pattern and color. …

17 : Bringing Traditional Oaxacan Weaving to the US with Francisco & Laura Bautista

August 29th, 2020

53:03

This week we are talking with Francisco and Laura Bautista of Bautista Fine Hand Wovens from Oregon. Francisco (a fourth generation Master weaver) and his wife Laura were born in Teotitlán del Valle (teohtetlan del …

16 : American Spun Yarn with David Jagger & Susan Mills of JaggerSpun

August 21st, 2020

56:34

This week we speak with David Jagger and Susan Mills from JaggerSpun yarns in Springvale, Maine. JaggerSpun yarns have been a staple in many weavers …

15 : If You Can Cut it We Can Weave It with Hannah & Joyce Wallace

August 15th, 2020

58:09

This week we talk with Hannah Wallace and her mother Joyce about their handwoven rugs from Easton, Pennsylvania.

Together as 4th and 5th generation rag rug weavers, they upcycle all different materials into their …

14 : Community Organizations Part 1 : Hudson Valley Textile Project with Gail Parrinello

August 7th, 2020

1:13:34

This week we are talking with Gail Parrinello owner of the Cornwall Yarn Shop in Cornwall, NY and President of the board for the Hudson Valley Textile Project.

Gail started her yarn shop in 2004 with the intention of …

13 : Working with a Spinning Mill with Mary Jeanne Packer

July 31st, 2020

1:20:34

A little over ten years ago, Mary Jeanne started the Battenkill Fiber Mill, which processes raw wool and spins it into beautiful worsted yarn for …

12 : Don't let Perfection Get in the Way of Progress with Lindsay Wiseman

July 24th, 2020

1:35:27

This week we are talking to Lindsey Wiseman of Central Oregon Textiles from Oregon. Lindsey’s woven work showcases the artistry and bold colors of a …

11 : Ask the Difficult Questions of Your Work with Kat Howard

July 17th, 2020

58:27

This week we talk with Kat Howard from New York. Kat Howard is a fiber artist who blends the literary nuances of poetry into the textural work of weaving. Her MFA background in Book Art and Creative Writing, has given …

10 : Working with Fashion Designers with Jamie & The Jones

July 10th, 2020

1:21:10

We are doing a something a little different this week. We are talking to a business that utilizes handwoven fabrics from weavers in their final …

9 : Be Patient, Never Give Up with Joseph Young

July 3rd, 2020

1:04:18

This week we talk with Joseph Young of Interwoven from California. Joseph is a weaver who specializes in contemporary Zapotec weaving. For a little background, the Zapotec are an indigenous people that have lived in the …

8 : Get A Good Seam Ripper with Denise Kovnat

June 26th, 2020

1:08:50

This week we talk with Denise Kovnat from New York. Denise is a weaver, dyer, and self proclaimed “free-ranged seamstress” who loves painted warps, …

7 : Go For It, Whats the Worst That Could Happen with Katie Strano

June 19th, 2020

1:16:18

This week we talk with Katie Strano of Heddle Over Heels from Connecticut. Katie is a production weaver who creates yardage for clothing and her own wearable weaving designs. The desire to make functional beauty is …

6 : Don’t Apologize for the Price of Your Work with Amanda James

June 12th, 2020

1:27:00

This week we talk to Amanda James of Thief and Moth from Wisconsin. Amanda is a production weaver who creates beautiful, handwoven yardage for …

5 : Just Keep Going with Julia Lines

June 5th, 2020

57:34

This Week we talk with Julia Lines of Machine in Hand from Pennsylvania. Julia is a production weaver who creates unique utilitarian and ceremonial …

4 : Be Clear About Your Goals with Lilly Marsh

May 29th, 2020

1:17:40

This week we talk with Lilly Marsh from Queensbury, New York. Lilly is a production weaver whose work is directly connected with her active role in …

3 : Do Not Undervalue Your Work with Sydney Sogol

May 22nd, 2020

1:31:43

This week we talk with Sydney Sogol of Syd’s Threads from Durham, North Carolina. With an eye on the environment around her and her hands …

2 : Do what you love and dont be afraid with Frittelli & Lockwood

May 15th, 2020

1:16:40

This week, we are super excited to have our guests, Cecelia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood of Frittelli and Lockwood. They have been involved with …

1 : The best solution is often the simplest with Scott Norris

May 8th, 2020

1:13:34

Our first full episode! This week we kick things off talking with Scott Norris of Elam's Widow. Scott is a prolific weaver who lives in Mass. Working …

Trailer

April 29th, 2020

1:10

Welcome to the Working Weaver Podcast, we are excited to have you. Check out this trailer to find out more.

Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/

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