By Ani Lee
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The Close Knit podcast celebrates fibre artists from around the world. You'll hear from knitters, crocheters, natural dyers, weavers - all are welcome on the Close Knit Podcast.
||CleanEPISODE 36 :: Lily Schlosser and James Davis - Weaving Family History, Making Friends with Anxiety & Practicing Gratitude||In Episode 36 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to couple Lily Schlosser of Eli and Barry and James Davis of Engaged Weaving.||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 35 :: Tal Fitzpatrick - Creativity's Role In Community Resilience & Viewing Craftivism through a Constructive and Hopeful Lens||In Episode 35 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to textile artist and craftivist, Tal Fitzpatrick.||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode - EP 34 Continued :: Friendship Chats with Sam Ives and Abbey Rich||Mini episode (a continuation of episode 34) in which Ani, Abbey and Sam casually chat about friendship.||26 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTY FOUR :: Pillow Talk with Sam Ives - Maker & Mineral and Abbey Rich - Creating Clothing Thoughtfully & Tattooing Friends||In Episode 33 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani has a good old yarn to two dear friends, Abbey Rich and Sam Ives, clothing makers and tattoo-ers living in Melbourne.||28 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTY THREE :: Nate of Loop'nThreads - An Unexpected Introduction to Knitting & Co-facilitating 'Our Maker Life'||In Episode 33 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Nate Bryant of Loopn'Threads||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPUSSYHATS FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD :: 15th Sept 2017 - The What, The Where (& a note on intersection/integration)||We're raising money for Planned Parenthood on the 15th Sept on Instagram at @joyinthestruggle. Please share this with your friends and consider bidding on a beanie on the 15th!||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTY TWO :: Kinknit - Unexpected Parallels between the Kink and Fibre Community||The Close Knit podcast aims to hold space for conversation to be had about working with fibre in its many forms, within our selves and our communities. In Episode 32 of the Close Knit Podcast, I spoke to Kinknit. Kinknit combines two things that you might not have thought about combining before (or maybe you have - like many folks who’ve gotten in touch with them on the internet) - kink and fibre. Which, when you think about it, kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? interest in fibres and interest in ropes, interest in the tying of intricate knots. Afterall, knitting is just a series of knots, isn't it? We talk about how kinking uses kink, yoga and an active fibre practice in their management of their chronic illnesses, and how even when their body wouldn’t cooperate, they were still so fundamentally a spinner and a knitter. Rope and photo by @dwlphoto What i love so much about this chat is how we’re talking about something that is kind of taboo and not often talked about, especially in the fibre arts community - but it makes so much sense when kinking explains the parallels between these communities that they’ve noticed. image by @magnessvondoom My intention with the podcast is present people as their whole selves - and I love that we got to talk about all the ways that Kinknint shows up to the world as themselves - unashamed and proud of all the elements that make them uniquely them. photo by @sliversilverphotography / sliversilverphoto.com People/ Things we mentioned in the podcast: Fetlife - ravelry for kinkInto the Whirled - rad indie dyerIzznit - we love her badass knitting tattoos friend and badass Pajarolibrexx master weaver Megan Shimek Find Kinknit: instagramWant more? Subscribe: Itunes or Pocket CastsLike what you're hearing? Awesome! I'm glad you've found your way to this podcast. Please feel free to subscribe, leave a review on iTunes (this makes all the difference to reaching more people!) and share with your loved ones. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time! xx ani||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTY ONE :: Marlee Grace - Hiring Your Friends & Navigating Boundaries Between Projects and Self||In Episode 31 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Marlee Grace, an improviser and writer.||3 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTY :: Hanna Lisa Haferkamp & Verena Cohrs - Running Values - Aligned Businesses||In Episode 30 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and Verena Cohrs, two feminist knitters living in Berlin.||6 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE TWENTY NINE :: PILLOW TALK with Claire & Ashton of Wax and Wane Fiber||In Episode 29 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Claire and Ashton of Wax and Wane Fiber.||8 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY EIGHT :: Emma Peters - Permission to Make Mistakes & Teaching from an Honest Place||In Episode 28, Ani speaks to Emma Peters, a textile artist and lecturer based in Sydney.||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE TWENTY SEVEN :: Anna Barberio of For Flynn Protest Art - Art as Self-Care and an Act of Resistance||In Episode 27 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Anna Barberio of For Flynn Protest Art.||13 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY SIX :: Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch - Subversive Embroidery, Craftivism & Processing through Stitching||In Episode 26 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch.||21 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY FIVE :: Deva O'neill of Phaedra Clothing - On Being Self-Taught & Exploring Indigo Dyeing||In episode 25 of the Close Knit podcast, Ani speaks to Deva O'Neil of Phaedra Clothing, a maker and indigo dyer based in Cornwall.||28 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMINI EPISODE :: THANK YOU + AN INTRODUCTION - JOY IN THE STRUGGLE||A brief minisode where Ani asks the podcast-listening community for support in a craftivism movement, and seeks feedback.||16 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY FOUR :: Olive Riley of Spinning A Yarn - Keeping the Business in the Family + Balancing Full Time Work and Creative Projects||In Episode 24 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Olive Riley of Spinning A Yarn.||25 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY THREE :: Emma Lehan of The Fleece and Wheel - Having and Go + Thoughts on Sourcing Locally||In Episode 23 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Emma Lehan of The Fleece and Wheel.||12 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE TWENTY TWO :: Brandi Harper of purlBknit - The "Happy Hustle" of working in Fibre + Notes on Ethnicity in Craft||In Episode 22 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Brandi Harper of purlBknit, a knitter based in Brooklyn.||27 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY ONE :: Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose - The "Chaotic Crisis Pregnancy Business Plan", and Building a Creative Practice Alongside Motherhood||In Episode 21 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Lisa Anderson Schaffer of Zelma Rose a fine artist and maker of sculptural jewellery living in the mountains outside San Fransisco, CA.||14 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWENTY :: Sophe Probst of Urban Roots Handmade - Moving Toward Zero Waste + Asking For What You Want||In Episode 20 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Sophe Probst of Urban Roots Handmade, a maker of linen and hemp linen textiles for the home and body.||29 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE NINETEEN :: Julie of Little Loom - Interpreting Fibre In a Free Form Way & Navigating the Complexities of Making and Selling Work||In Episode 19 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Julie of Little Loom, a free form fibre artist with a focus on weaving and macrame, using ethically-sourced plant and animal fibres.||15 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE EIGHTEEN :: Georgie Nicolson of Tikki Knits - Supporting Local Producers, Large Scale Community Textile Art, Becoming a Knitwear Designer||In Episode 18 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Georgie Nicholson of Tikki Knits, a knitwear designer from Australia.||1 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're taking a little break... See you in Nov!||The Close Knit Podcast is taking a short break to catch up on interviews, editing, and build up sponsorship!||13 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE SEVENTEEN :: Emily Michetti of Your Daily Dose of Fiber - Finding a Love of Alpaca in Peru, Working on Turning a Passion into a Business||In Episode Seventeen of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Emily Michetti of Your Daily Dose of Fiber - a spinner and alpaca lover.||6 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE SIXTEEN :: Sarah Belcher of Blue Highway Hand Dyes - 'Comparison is the thief of joy', creating a local yarn, and exploring natural dyes||In Episode 16 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Sarah Belcher of Blue Highway Handdyes, a knitter and natural dyer based in Texas.||1 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE FIFTEEN:: Kylie Norton - Embroidery Artist - Exploring Intersectional Feminist Theory, Menstruation, and Indigenous Culture and Traditions||In Episode 15 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Kylie Norton who is a large-scale embroidery artist exploring themes in feminism and indigenous cultures, focusing on menstruation.||22 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE FOURTEEN:: Jacinta of Plump and Co - Finding Your Way as a Tactile Person, and The Roller Coaster of Starting a Business||In Episode 14 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Jacinta, the founder of Plump and Co - a felted XXL yarn and knitting company.||15 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THIRTEEN :: Rhiannon Owens - The Next Step - Finding and Celebrating Sustainability in Craft||In Episode 13 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Rhi Owens of The Next Step, a versatile crafter dedicated to sourcing materials responsibly and making mindfully.||1 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWELVE :: Nadine Hulme - Adagio Mills : Crowdfunding + Starting from Scratch||In Episode Twelve of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Nadine Hulme - co-founder of Adagio Mills, an fibre mill in Orange, New South Wales.||19 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE ELEVEN :: Kate Smalley of Tracing Threads - Beginner's Edge + The Joy of Making from Scratch||In Episode Eleven of the Close Knit Podcast, I speak to Kate Smalley of Tracing Threads. Kate and i are email pen pals turned real life friends. i found Kate through her blog, tracing threads a few years ago when she posted sewing and knitting projects||11 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TEN :: Lizzy Mendinsky of Above the Canopy - Fibre Arts in Cultures around the World and Beanie-Ribbing Turned Necklace||In Episode Ten of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Lizzy Medinsky of Above the Canopy. Lizzy is a knitter who creates colour knit necklaces from ethically and sustainably sourced materials.||4 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE NINE :: Sky Carter of Sky Carter Colour - Experimental Weaving, Playing with Colour, and Practicing Art Full Time||In Episode Nine of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Sky Carter of Sky Carter Colour - a weaver using experimental techniques and unique fibres based in Sydney.||27 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE EIGHT :: Catherine Wendland - Knitting for the Love of Good Wool, Small Scale, Local Production, and Staying Grounded in a World of Social Media||In Episode 8 of the Close Knit podcast, Ani speaks to Catherine Wendland, a knitter based in the Pacific Northwest with a love of local, small batch wool.||20 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE SEVEN :: Gina Rockenwagner of Poppy and Pima - Serendipitous Job Offers, Knitwear Design and Improvisational Quilting as a Creative Outlet||In Episode Seven of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Gina Rockenwagner, owner of Poppy + Pima, knitwear designer, and quilter.||13 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE SIX :: Meghan Navoy of A Wool Story - Zero Waste Knitting and Sustainable Fibre Revelations||In Episode Six of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani chats to Meg Navoy of A Wool Story. Meg is a knitter who brings new life to thrifted jumpers by unravelling them, dyeing them, and knitting them into new, wearable items.||30 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE FIVE :: Lauren Hunter - Costume Making, Realising Designers' Visions, and Medieval Footwear||Episode Five of the Close Knit Podcast, in which Ani speaks to Lauren Hunter, a costume maker, and student of Costume Design at NIDA.||16 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE FOUR :: Emily Hundt of In The Folds - Discovering Upscale Upcycling and Creating Patterns that Challenge and Delight||In Episode 4 of the Close Knit Podcast, Ani speaks to Emily Hundt of In The Folds, a sewer and pattern maker who is dedicated to using reclaimed and preloved materials.||2 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE THREE :: Laura Taylor of School of Hard Knots - Balancing Work and Craft, Digging Deeper and Sticking With It||Episode 3 of the Close Knit Podcast, in which Ani speaks to crocheter and crochet teacher, Laura Taylor of School of Hard Knots||18 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE TWO :: Kylie Walsh of We Heart the Arts - Learning the art of Wrapping and Finding your Community||Ani chats to Kylie Walsh of We Heart the Arts, a Sydney-based weaver, wrapper, and creative arts show curator.||4 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE ONE :: Caitlin Murray of Raglan St Wears - Running a Knitwear Business, 19th Century Tapestry Design, and Finding Inspiration||Caitlin Murray - Raglan St Wears :: Sourcing materials, gathering inspiration, and keeping that motivation flowing||20 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClose Knit Now Has a Podcast!||Find out what the Close Knit Podcast is all about - thanks for tuning in!||15 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Super excited about this new fibre focused podcast. Loved the first episode and can't wait to hear more!
Relaxing and fascinating
I felt like I was sitting down with these two amazing ladies as they discussed a huge range of topics. I learnt quite a lot about Caitlin and Raglan Street wears too. Very enjoyable. I shall be back for more.
A fibrey coccoon of joy and comfort.
I love listening to the close knit podcast while working or out and about, in the car or on a run! Ani's questions and considerations not just of fibre art, but also of life and the things that drives us makes for a really interesting listen.