How Jackie Rodriguez Built an Online Community Making One Vintage Inspired Dress at A Time

In this week’s episode, Jackie talks about the biggest mistake she made when attempting her first pattern. She also shares her sewing journey, how she stays focused when social media is noisy, and overcoming her fear or creating videos.  Jackie Rodriguez is […]

The Truth About the Knitting Industry w/ Liz Piatt

The knitting industry has come a long way, but there’s still room for improvement. In this week’s podcast episode, knitter and podcaster Liz Piatt candidly speaks about barriers within the knitting industry and why she started a podcast to educate minorities about […]

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Why Craft Entrepreneurs Need Business Operating Systems w/ Adrienne Singleton

Bio: Adrienne is a single mother to one daughter, a full-time corporate employee and a long-time lover of all crafts.  Youneak Designs was birthed after creating handmade bracelets for gifts and over the past 10 years it has evolved into a full […]

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Why Building An Inclusive Culture Matters w/ Bernadette Smith

BIO: Bernadette Smith is founder and CEO of Equality Institute and award-winning author of four books. Her fourth book is Inclusive 360: Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization. Bernadette has presented to enthusiastic audiences of CEOs, associations, entrepreneurs, leadership teams, sales professionals, account executives, […]

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How Handmade Sellers Can Use Etsy to Build a Brand and Have a Successful Store w/ Taylor Smith

Guest Bio: Taylor is a former teacher & co-owner of Studio Sisters, along with her sister Katie. Studio Sisters is a lifestyle brand for creative entrepreneurs that produces vinyl stickers. Her Etsy shop is ranked in the top 0.1% of all Etsy […]

How To Find a Niche, Own It, Monetize It w/ Judi Townsend

BIO: Judi Townsend, known as the “mannequin queen” is founder and CEO of Mannequin Madness. While seeking a mosaic mannequin for a home garden project, she had no luck. Instead, she discovered a Bay-area business, selling and renting mannequins was going out […]

Spreading Messages About Social Issues Through Crochet Designs/ Nkese Lewis

BIO: Seattle native, Nkese Lewis has been creative since a child. She often makes handmade gifts for family and friends. Even though she learned various crafts, she returned to crocheting. She’s known for using granny square techniques along with vibrant colors in […]

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How A Local Yarn Shop Gained Global Attention w/ Lynn Coe

BIO: Lynn has been crafting since a child.  Her love of knitting led her to become owner of Knit 1, a yarn store in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.  Also, she has started to embrace new crafts such as crochet and needle punching. […]