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2018 Fall Releases: Knitting patterns and natural skincare

It’s about time! For the past several months you’ve seen and heard me allude to a few new products and I am finally ready to share more information about our 2018 fall releases. The Knitting Patterns Inspired by the scenes of Vermont near our homestead, I developed two new...

21: Janet Zug – Fun and functional handblown glass

Janet Zug of Zug Glass Studios has been blowing glass for over two decades. In the interview we discuss her start as a contract glassmaker with no experience and how her signature style has developed with her expertise. You can find more of Janet’s work on her website, or...

19: Phil Godenschwager – Art Glass and Metalwork Artist

Phil Godenschwager has a career spanning more than 40 years. From a graphic design degree and a vague interest in stained glass work, his career has taken him through a variety of media including print design, glass restoration, mural painting, art direction for an international animatronics company, private commissions,...

12: Ben DeFlorio, Photographer

Ben DeFlorio is a self-trained photographer who grew up in central Vermont. Although he slid into a career as a photographer gradually, Ben has honed his craft and his personal style over the past five years, and is now in high demand for weddings, senior and professional portraits, as...

Mossarium with Instructions from Jessamyn West!

A Mossarium like the one we will create with Jessamyn West will help bring a little green indoors! This simple and inexpensive project is fun to do on your own, with friends, or with your kids. Jessamyn demonstrates step-by-step what you’ll need to assemble your own mossarium using found...

11: Jessamyn West, Moss enthusiast

Librarian Jessamyn West is many things: a community technologist, an author, a sought-after speaker for library and technology conferences, a university instructor. In other words, she helps people use technology to access information and solve problems. In this episode, we discuss Jessamyn’s offline hobbies: taking walks in the woods,...

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...

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...

Starting an organic sheepskin tannery

When we couldn’t find a non-toxic option for tanning sheepskins from our flock, we decided to go full-scale DIY and start our own organic sheepskin tannery. Vermont Natural Sheepskins is the first commercial, organic tannery in the USA. In this video episode, Sarah shares how she and Rick decided...

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