Fri, 9 July 2010
Media Link: A Tweed Glows in Brooklyn (39:50)
There's a million crafters in Fiber City and we've all got a yarn to spin.
Jared Flood, better known to the knitting world as BrooklynTweed, is a much admired and sought-after designer, blogger, teacher & photographer. He truly is a one-man, A-to-Z fiber phenom. Jared can spin the yarn; he can design the garment; he can knit it up; and he can photograph it all to perfection, ready for glossy full-color fashion magazines. And, if you're lucky, you can have him show you how to did it. I have a secret suspicion that Jared has eliminated the need for sleep... or cloned himself. At least that's what my ego is hoping.
I spoke with Jared while he was on the Left Coast for a series of sold-out workshops in the Bay Area.
The following places, people and things were mentioned:
The WINNERS of our eighth Fiber Beat CONTESTS were as follows:
Thanks to everyone who facebooked, tweeted and shared all their fears and trepidations. Never fear. We'll get you ALL spinning!
Fiber Beat CONTEST for Episode No. 9
I have a signed copy of “Made in Brooklyn” for one lucky winner. Here’s all you have to do to enter: tell us the name of the photographer or photographers who have influenced your aesthetic, craft OR for whom you just FLIP! For example, I adore the work of Richard Avedon (fashion), Ron Fricke (film) and Julius Shulman (architecture). Now, it's your turn.
You can leave us pictures, links, text or all of the above, but please leave your comment on fiberbeat.com or on the Fiber Beat Ravelry forum. One winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS July 31, 2010.
A classically elegant thank you to everyone who downloaded and listened to the first FIFTEEN episodes (audio/video) of Fiber Beat. Let me know what you think and leave a review on iTunes!
As it happens, we're posting this episode on Jared's birthday, so Happy Birthday, Jared. Special thanks to Jared for his time and for his modern interpretations of the classics!
We used snippets of the songs below in this episode. If you like the music, please support the artists (links provided for your convenience):
My name is WonderMike and I'll see YOU on the Fiber Beat!!