We’ve known ReBecca for more than 10 years, and have come to appreciate her thoughtfulness and creativity as our friendship has grown. Join Sarah in conversation with ReBecca as we discuss her growth from accidental shepherd to committed advocate; her books that explore the human connection with the land; and her interest in our local
I’ve been working quietly behind the scenes on a new design for a project bag for portable crafts, and couldn’t do it without the expert guidance of a professional seamstress like Pauline Van Gulden. Pauline was kind enough to sit down with me for a chat about her career and approach to designing. Some of
Sometimes, it takes a life-changing experience to realize what you really want to do with your life. That’s what happened to the owner of The Knitting Nook, Lisa Plourd, when she fell through the ice and ended up in the emergency room. After her recovery, Lisa decided to combine her favorite things: eating, drinking, and knitting,
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 follow her on Instagram. Janet’s work is
Kristen Judkins grew up spinning and knitting, but didn’t have her own fiber farm until she won some angora goats in an online essay contest. Join us for a chat about all things fiber and learn about the small mill where Kristen also processes roving and yarn for other shepherds. You can find Kristen’s work
Linda Doane is a national treasure in the shepherding world. After sampling some imported Shetland fleeces, she decided she had to have a flock of her own. The problem? No one was raising this breed in the United States. Working with a Canadian partner, Linda and her husband Tut imported the first flock of Shetland
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 well as documentary and journalism photography.
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 traditional production method, and the effect
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.