Wed, 19 January 2011
Media Link: ChromaPhilia (66:50)
There's a million crafters in Fiber City and we've all got a yarn to spin.
This episode of Fiber Beat is underwritten by Bobbin's Nest Studio, from Santa Clara, CA. Bobbin's Nest is a fabric and yarn store specializing in: knitting, sewing, crochet, and hand embroidery. In 2011 they will be hosting Sharon McMahon of Three Irish Girls and other independent fiber artists for Stitches West in Santa Clara. Join them in February 2011 for this exciting event.
Welcome to Episode 15: ChromaPhilia which is double long episode with two colorful interviews back to back.
This past October I was given the most perfect of presents for my birthday: I was granted an audience with two men who are huge proponents of color and fiber expression: Brandon Mably & Kaffe Fassett. First up on the episode is an interview with Brandon. We spoke about his work as manager of the Kaffe Fassett Studio and his evolution as a knitwear designer, author & workshop leader.
Next on the episode is an interview with the celebrated artist Kaffe Fassett, who has published designs in knitting, embroidery & quilting. We spoke about many things, including his current book on simple shapes producing spectacular quilts, his development as a fiber artist and how he became the only living artist to have a solo show at the Victoria & Albert museum.
The following people, places and things were mentioned:
Fiber Beat CONTEST for Episode No. 15
I have a signed copy of Kaffe Fassett with Liza Prior Lucy's Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts for one lucky listener. All you have to do to enter is tell us which of Brandon's or Kaffe's designs brings you the most joy. My favorites are Kaffe's Icon sweater and Brandon's Jester sweater. If you'd like to see examples of their work, you can search on either designer's name in the pattern section of Ravelry. Now, it's your turn.
To enter the drawing, 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 February 8, 2011.
The winner of the Fiber Beat CONTEST for Episode No. 14 is Heather of the colorful In Case of Zombie Apocalypse blog. Her signed copy of "It Itches" is on its way to her home. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Heather.
I would like to thank sponsor Bobbin's Nest for their continued support and to thank you our awesome listeners for downloading and listening to our first TWENTY-TWO episodes (audio/video) of Fiber Beat! Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to extend a 70 mm, surround sound, technicolor thanks to Brandon Mably and Kaffe Fassett.
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!!