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Join Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, as she explores the sweet spot between craft, creativity, and colour together with some of the most inspiring knitters, spinners, designers, shop owners, and makers in this handmade community.

Join Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, as she explores the sweet spot between craft, creativity, and colour together with some of the most inspiring knitters, spinners, designers, shop owners, and makers in this handmade community.
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Join Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, as she explores the sweet spot between craft, creativity, and colour together with some of the most inspiring knitters, spinners, designers, shop owners, and makers in this handmade community.

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Episodes

074: Seasons of Craft with Felicia Lo

1/23/2018
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Thank you for joining us this season on The SweetGeorgia Show! This is the last episode this season and we are doing things a little differently from usual. This week, Felicia is by herself and wants to share with you the idea of “seasons”, why we do this podcast, and why we make it in the way that we do. Perhaps this discussion of seasons will inspire you to think differently about your own crafting life. Please join Felicia this week as she discusses the Seasons of Craft! In this...

Duration:00:20:27

073: Weaving What Makes You Happy with Jane Stafford

1/16/2018
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This week Felicia is joined by Jane Stafford: production weaver, teacher, and business owner behind Jane Stafford Textiles on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. For over 35 years, Jane has been exploring weaving and has built the most extraordinary career in textiles. Jane is the instructor for Louet dealers in North America and you might recognize her from her teaching on Louet’s instructional DVDs and videos. It’s also no coincidence that Jane shares her name with Louet’s newest...

Duration:00:55:35

072: Exploring Sustainable Fibre Farming with Anna Hunter

1/9/2018
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This week Felicia is joined by Anna Hunter: knitter, business owner, entrepreneur, community leader, and now shepherdess and homesteader. For some of our listeners in the audience who are from our local Vancouver, BC area, you’ll recall that Anna was the founder of the Baaad Anna’s yarn store in East Vancouver. About two and a half years ago, she sold the store to a longtime friend and customer Paula who has continued to build the store. Since that time Anna, her husband, and her two young...

Duration:00:49:28

071: Finding What Sings to You: Romi Hill on Shawl Design

1/2/2018
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This week Felicia is joined by Romi Hill, a knitwear and jewelry designer. Romi is an inspiration as a knitwear designer who has been working in a very specialized niche in the knitting world. She designs gorgeous shawl pins that go with her equally gorgeous lace shawl patterns. Romi’s work is breathtakingly delicate and awe-inspiring so it’s no surprise her Ravelry group is over 9,000 members strong! Please join us today as Felicia chats with Romi about how she found her passion in...

Duration:00:43:56

070: Regal Beading in Knitting with Sivia Harding

12/26/2017
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This week Felicia is joined by Sivia Harding, a knitwear designer who has been working with fiber and art ever since she can remember. As a youth she became obsessed with the fiber arts and dabbled in weaving, spinning, and dyeing as well as other activities. She finally came to knitting in the year 2000 and almost immediately began to design. Sivia is best known for exceptional lace and bead designs. Her patterns also include accessories, garments, and Möbius creations. Sivia has been...

Duration:00:41:29

069: Preserving Natural Dyeing Traditions with Kristine Vejar

12/19/2017
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This week Felicia chats with one of her personal heroes in the world of hand-crafted colour: Kristine Vejar. Kristine is a natural dyer, teacher, owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm and the author of The Modern Natural Dyer. She is also the founder of many thoughtful projects including The Seam Allowance and The California Wool Project. Please join us as Felicia and Kristine discuss Kristine’s rich and fascinating journey through textiles, yarn, and colour. In this episode, we talk...

Duration:00:51:24

068: Creating a Community Through Colour with A Yarn Story

12/12/2017
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Today Felicia welcomes another yarn shop owner to the show: Carmen Schmidt. Carmen is the owner of A Yarn Story, a knitting shop in Bath, England. She’s also begun a new venture called Walcot Yarns, with the goal of producing luxurious yarns and fabulous patterns for knitters and crocheters alike. A Yarn Story opened almost 3 years ago in 2014 and has become a destination shop for knitters and yarn lovers. Please join us this week as Felicia and Carmen discuss creating a knitting...

Duration:00:39:43

067: Publishing for a New Generation of Knitters with Pom Pom

12/5/2017
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This week, Felicia talks with Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck: the two co-founders and editors of Pom Pom Quarterly. If you aren’t already familiar with what Pom Pom is, it’s a beautiful, fresh, and modern quarterly magazine for knitting, crochet, and craft that was founded back in 2012. It’s a magazine that has lovely patterns, thoughtful articles, and useful tutorials. This past summer, they celebrated their 5th anniversary of Pom Pom. In the past 5 years, they have expanded out from...

Duration:00:29:51

066: Ambitious Artistic Knits with Linda Marveng

11/28/2017
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Today Felicia is joined by Norwegian knitwear designer Linda Marveng. With a background in architectural history, Linda’s design work is stunningly sleek, fashion-forward, and often highly textured with intricate cables. Linda has had several dream jobs in the yarn industry including working for Rowan as a design consultant and also at Loop (a heavenly yarn shop in Islington, London). In 2012, Linda published a Norwegian knitting book of patterns called To rett en vrang...

Duration:00:35:20

065: Slow Fashion and Mindful Making with Emma Welford

11/21/2017
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This week Felicia is joined by knitwear designer, Emma Welford. Emma lives in Western Massachusetts and has been knitting since 2007 and designing since 2011. She is a fellow multi-craftual maker who also sews her own clothes, crochets, and spins on her Lendrum spinning wheel. Emma is no stranger to SweetGeorgia as she has designed two amazing patterns for us in the past: her Fall Break socks and the adorable Ribbonscardigan. Please join us this week as Felicia and Emma discuss slowing...

Duration:00:35:43

064: Masterful Weaving with Laura Fry

11/14/2017
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When you think of mastery in the fibre arts, a few names may spring into your mind. You might think of experts in the field who are working professionally, proficiently, and prolifically. In the field of weaving, you may think of Laura Fry. Laura Fry is a full-time professional hand weaver who started weaving in 1975. In her 40+ years of her weaving career the focus of her weaving has evolved and, in addition to still being a production weaver, she is a dedicated teacher in the field and...

Duration:00:56:25

063: Planning Your Knitting Life with Martina Behm

11/7/2017
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This week Felicia is talking with knitwear designer Martina Behm. Martina, a mother of two who currently resides in Northern Germany, has been knitting since she was 12 but started getting serious about it in 2006. Since that time she has developed many fun and well-loved knitting patterns including the Trillian shawl, theBrickless shawl, and the Hitchhiker shawl (which has been knit nearly 28,000 times on Ravelry alone!). In addition to designing knitting patterns, Martina has expanded...

Duration:00:33:30

062: Leah Churchley on Combatting Chronic Illness with Crafting

10/31/2017
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Today Felicia once again chats with Leah Churchley. You might remember Leah from episode 16 of the podcast where she talked her about her experiences with anxiety and how she managed it with knitting. That was back in October 2015, so it’s been about 2 years since we’ve heard from her. Since that episode, lots has happened in Leah’s life, including coming to work at SweetGeorgia as our Digital and Educational Media Assistant. Please join us for this week’s episode as Felicia and Leah...

Duration:00:38:06

061: Evolving your Creativity and Craft with Jean Chung

10/24/2017
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On this week’s episode, Felicia is chatting with Jean Chung, a knitwear/clothing designer who has been knitting since 1992 and designing since 2011. She has been published in Twist Collective, Knitscene, and Holla Knits. Jean is now focusing on publishing her designs only on her blog, Candy and Bagel, and designing and selling dancewear locally to have more time for her family and her full-time legal career. Please join us as Felicia and Jean discuss expanding and exploring new creative...

Duration:00:28:15

060: Patty Lyons on Teaching the Mindful Knitter

10/17/2017
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Today Felicia is chatting with Patty Lyons: a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in the pursuit of training the mindful knitter. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty teaches at knitting shows around North America including Vogue Knitting Live, Stitches, and more. She can also be found teaching online through Interweave, Annie’s, and...

Duration:00:50:22

059: Starting a Weaving Movement with Maryanne Moodie

10/10/2017
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This week Felicia chats with Maryanne Moodie: a weaver, creative artist, and instructor. Maryanne is a fibre-obsessed maker working between Melbourne and New York. She divides her time between designing woven wall hangings, developing weaving kits, and teaching sold out workshops around the world. She has published a book On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide as well as two online weaving courses. Her designs are lush, tactile, and gorgeous and have been featured in New York Magazine,...

Duration:00:57:29

058: Fall with SweetGeorgia Vol 3 Launch with Tabetha Hedrick

10/3/2017
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This week Felicia chats with SweetGeorgia’s Design Director, Tabetha Hedrick about the new Fall with SweetGeorgia collection. The ladies discuss their hectic fall schedules and reveal the inspiration behind the 12 new patterns released just in time for the fall season. So grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, snuggle under a chunky knit wrap, and enjoy a lively discussion about the latest pattern collection from SweetGeorgia yarns! In this episode, we talk about: Fall with SweetGeorgia...

Duration:00:33:26

057: A Conversation on Colour with Kaffe Fassett

9/26/2017
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This week, Felicia speaks with Kaffe Fassett, a leading textiles designer and practitioner of contemporary crafts. He has a loyal following of patchworkers, knitters and embroiderers all over the world. A Californian by birth, he moved to the UK in 1964 where through a series of collaborations, he built his name and reputation. He began by creating knitwear designs for Bill Gibb and Missoni. He became a leading light in the knitwear revival of the 80s. Further explorations led him to...

Duration:00:41:11

056: What I Did This Summer by Felicia Lo

9/19/2017
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In this episode, Felicia gives a little preview into the upcoming episodes of Season 3 of this podcast and reviews her summer spent building the School of SweetGeorgia, an online video-based fibre arts school for colour-obsessed crafters. Hear about the details about the upcoming "Dyeing Intentional Colour" course as well as the "Colour Play" mini colour theory workshop. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/podcasts/ Did you like this episode...

Duration:00:16:14

055: Minisode! School of SweetGeorgia // putting it in the universe and on Patreon

5/9/2017
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It's only been a couple weeks since we closed up Season 2 of The SweetGeorgia Show, but I'm back today with a little tiny minisode about my Patreon and School of SweetGeorgia announcement yesterday.

Duration:00:16:13