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10: Bent Hill Brewery – Unusual flavors, uncompromising taste

Mike Czok, founder of Bent Hill Brewery brings unusual flavor combinations to the Vermont beer scene. From coconut chili porter to cherry graham cracker and blood orange IPA, Mike’s not afraid to step boldly into experimental territory in his quest for great-tasting beer. But shock value isn’t what he’s...

9: Becca Webb of Two Potters – Tradition, beauty, and function

Becca and Nathan have formed a strong partnership in their pottery business. It’s not just in their roles as married co-owners, but also by involving friends and neighbors in the complex and taxing process of wood firing a 30-foot kiln. Join me and Becca for a conversation about this...

8: Interview with Scott Russell, The Homebrew Guru

Scott Russell has been involved in home-brewing for over 30 years. From a chance experience with his first beer-making kit, Scott’s exploration of brewed beverages has led to roles as home-brew store manager, brew club organizer, author, and teacher. Join me for a chat with The Homebrew Guru himself...

7: Chris Lann – Primitive Techniques & Modern Design

Chris Lann takes the concept and commitment to handcrafting seriously. Not only are his pendants hand-crafted, the chains they hang from are painstakingly woven using techniques that are thousands of years old. Join me in conversation with this master craftsman and learn more about what inspires his work and...

6: Donna Druchunas – teacher, designer, craftivist

Donna Druchunas is a full-time knitting and crochet instructor and designer. She has published dozens of books and booklets, taught hundreds, even arranged knitterly tours. Join us for a conversation about knitting traditions, diversifying as a small business owner, and finding community in craftivism. Find Donna’s books, information about...

5: The Felted Gnome Knows: Susi Ryan’s Felted Fantasy

Susi Ryan and her love of magic and fairy tales is reflected in her fantastical creatures and whimsical artworks. Using the technique of needle felting, where wool is painstakingly built up and embellished, Susi creates creatures, figures and even hats with a charming personality all their own. From an...

4: Brocklebank Craft Brewing: Beyond pale ale

Ben Linehan, owner of Brocklebank Craft Brewing, knows what he likes: crafting easy-drinking beers with subtle flavors; brewing on a small-scale and part-time basis; keeping his beer and his community involvement engaged on a local scale. Join us for a conversation with Ben and Anne Linehan, the husband and...

3: Tammy White, Fiber Farmer at Wing & A Prayer Farm

Like so many farmers, Tammy White does a lot. She’s a fiber specialist, raising sheep, angora goats, alpaca and other non-fiber animals as well. She’s a teacher and facilitator, opening the farm to workshop participants and taking her classes on the road. She’s a baker, a gardener, a marketer....

2: Upper Pass Beer & First Branch Coffee For Local Brews

If you are familiar with Upper Pass Beer Company and products like Cloud Drop and Hip 2 the Hops, you know that Andy Puchalick and Chris Perry enjoy brewing hop-forward, East-coast style IPAs that the Vermont brew scene has made popular. But this brewery and the owners’ approach to...

1: Jennifer Kortfelt: Weaving with color

Jennifer Kortfelt is a professional weaver and knitter who loves to experiment with color. Her approach combines traditional textures with modern palettes to create fun, and sometimes surprising accessories. Join us for a conversation about inspiration, working with clients, and spur-of-the-moment sock machine purchases.

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