The Stash Podcast

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April 13, 2017 Creative Conversations in Corvallis & Beyond: The Stash Podcast

Creative Conversations in Corvallis and Beyond

Sonia Ruyts The Stash Podcast got some local press recently! Keely Corder of The Corvallis Advocate reached out to me to discuss our shared love of podcasts and to ask about the story behind the podcast.  It was fun to reflect on why I started recording conversations with designers, artists, yarn dyers, and more. “Ruyts… Keep Reading

April 10, 2017 Episode027_StashPodcast_KnittedWit

Episode 027 : Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_027_Complete.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit Today I’m bringing you a juicy conversation about yarn, motherhood, and self-care with Portland-based dyer Lorajean Kelley.  Lorajean founded her yarn dying business, Knitted Wit, after being laid off from her day job. Just like that she went from… Keep Reading

March 20, 2017

Episode 026 : Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne of Mason-Dixon Knitting

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_026_complete.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 026 : Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne of Mason-Dixon Knitting Today I have the immense pleasure of speaking with two icons of the knitting world. Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne were very early influences to me in my knitting career. Their work showed me… Keep Reading

March 6, 2017 Episode 025 of The Stash Podcast : An interview with artist Amy T. Won

Episode 025 : Artist Amy T. Won

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_025_complete.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I believe that to be truly inspired, to live and create magically and extraordinarily, we must first be in awe of life, soak ourselves in wonder, be a friend to mystery and a lover of rapture. ~ Amy T. Won Today we’re exploring… Keep Reading

February 20, 2017 Episode 24 of the Stash Podcast featuring cookbook author Jessica Murnane

Episode 024 : Cookbook Author Jessica Murnane

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_24_complete_-_22017_6.24_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 024 – Cookbook Author Jessica Murnane Jessica Murnane is a wellness advocate, podcaster, cookbook author, and all around stylish and powerful lady. She can rock a hat and kaftan like nobody’s business, all while creating delicious plant-based meals for her new cookbook,… Keep Reading

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Episode 023 : Pussyhats, Craftivism & Next Steps

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_023_-_Intro_Final_-_2517_6.54_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS So, you’ve probably heard about these pink hats everyone was wearing at the women’s marches on January 21st 2017.  You may have even made some for yourself, your family and friends, or to donate to others. But what did it all mean, anyway?… Keep Reading

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Episode 022: Quilter Giuseppe Ribaudo

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_22_complete_-_12317_9.14_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS EPISODE 022 – Giuseppe Ribaudo Today’s guest is Giuseppe Ribaudo, former actor turned quilter and multimedia manager at Andover Fabrics.  I was first drawn to his work by his bold, unconventional use of color and his modern aesthetic. He’s been on my guest wishlist… Keep Reading

January 9, 2017 Chicken_Boots_Featured_Image

Episode 021: Saremy Duffy of Chicken Boots

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_21_Complete_-_1817_7.13_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS EPISODE 021 – SAREMY DUFFY Today’s guest is Saremy Duffy, founder of Chicken Boots. Chicken Boots is a company where knitting and sewing meet: thoughtfully designed and handcrafted bags and accessories made with knitters in mind. Saremy started out her career in the apparel… Keep Reading

December 26, 2016

Episode 020: Stylist Stasia Savasuk

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_20_Complete_-_122616_12.14_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS EPISODE 020 – Stasia Savasuk Today’s guest is style coach, power thrifter, and empowerment expert Stasia Savasuk. Her story is quite remarkable and takes us on a journey through her time in the peace corps to becoming a medical mother & fierce advocate for… Keep Reading

December 12, 2016

Episode 019: Designer Shannon Cook

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_19_Shannon_Cook_Completed_-_121116_8.33_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS EPISODE 019 – SHANNON COOK Today’s guest is Shannon Cook, a knitting and sewing pattern designer, author and publisher, and the writer behind the popular blog VERYSHANNON.COM. When she’s not designing knitwear or sewing patterns or writing books, Shannon can be found guzzling coffee, reading… Keep Reading

November 28, 2016

Episode 018: Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns

In this conversation Felicia Lo shares her journey to figuring out and accepting her passions and how that led her to pharmacy school, competitive ballroom dancing, graphic design, a burnout, and then, finally: her biggest mission yet: owning Sweet Georgia Yarns.

November 21, 2016 Kathy Dixon of Despondent Dyes.

Episode 017: Kathy Dixon of Despondent Dyes

Kathy Dixon is the dyer behind the brightly colored and tongue-in-cheek named yarn that is Despondent Dyes.

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Season 2 Premier: Kim Werker of Make it Mighty Ugly

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_16_-_Kim_Werker_-_Completed_-_103016_11.13_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 016: Kim Werker Kim Werker is a writer, editor, instructor and all around smart, creative lady.  She is also a self-described camp counselor for grownups – a title we dive into in this episode. In this conversation Kim shares with us her… Keep Reading

October 24, 2016 Stash Podcast Season 2

We’re Back! Stash Podcast Season 2 Preview

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Were_Back_Season_2_Preview_-_102316_9.43_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The Stash Podcast : Season 2 Preview I wanted to pop in today to say a couple of things. First: we’re still here! Season 1 of the podcast was so fun and inspiring to create. Our guests were as varied as the yarn… Keep Reading

March 28, 2016

Episode 015: Jenn Gauer of JaMpdx Ceramics

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_015_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 015: Jenn Gauer JaMpdx Ceramics is the creation of Jenn Gauer, a potter, and Meghan Radick, a former cake decorator. Their pieces combine beautiful hand thrown ceramic forms with a unique piping technique that looks like frosting on a cake. Jenn joins us… Keep Reading

March 14, 2016

Episode 014: Andrea Mowry of DreaRenee Knits

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 014: Andrea Mowry Andrea Mowry is the incomparable knitwear designer behind DreaRenee Knits. Known for her drool-inducing use of color, texture, and techniques like brioche, Andrea is gaining momentum quickly in the knitting world. Andrea and I recently met at the Lantern Moon Retreat where… Keep Reading

February 29, 2016

Episode 013 : Photographer Chris Becerra

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS EPISODE 013: Photographer Chris Becerra Chris Becerra is a professional photographer, dedicated father of 3, and all around passionate guy.  Whether he’s remodeling his home, outfitting a van into the ultimate on-the-go photography studio, or photographing a wedding or birth, Chris comes at… Keep Reading

February 15, 2016

Episode 012: Lauren Dahl

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_012_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 012: Lauren Dahl Lauren Dahl is a sewer, blogger, and mom to 3 small children living in Portland, Oregon. She started her creative journey making bags to sell at a Farmer’s Market and now runs a sewing blog and website designed to help… Keep Reading

February 1, 2016

Episode 011: The Spinsters of Spincycle Yarns, Kate and Rachel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 011: The Spinsters of Spincycle Yarns, Kate and Rachel Tattoos. Rap music. Bad ass van. Rachel and Kate are rock star rebels in the fiber world. From the very beginnings of their company nearly eleven years ago, they decided weren’t going to… Keep Reading

December 28, 2015

Episode 10: Q & A with The Stash Enhancers

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 10: Q & A with The Stash Enhancers It’s hard to believe we’re already at Episode 10, which also happens to be our last episode for 2015!  This has been such a fun project, and we’re all thrilled that you’re enjoying it…. Keep Reading

December 14, 2015

Episode 009: Bristol Ivy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_009_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 009: Bristol Ivy Bristol Ivy is a freelance knitwear designer living in Portland Maine.  Her work is inspired by playing with the tension between innovation and classic design.  You can find crisp architectural lines alongside soft organic shapes in her garments and… Keep Reading

November 30, 2015

Episode 008: Thea Colman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_008_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 008: Thea Colman Thea Colman is a knitwear designer living in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. After working in advertising, Thea took a break from the 9-5 life to work at home and raise her children.   Since then, Thea… Keep Reading

November 16, 2015

Episode 007: Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 007: Brooke Sinnes In this episode Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep produces naturally dyed fiber and yarn in Napa California.  I was first drawn to Brooke’s yarn because of its unique color palette. The natural dye process results in a soft yet saturated… Keep Reading

November 12, 2015

Minisode #2: Knitmas

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Minisode_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Welcome to second Stash Enhancer Minisode! These fun-sized episodes will pop up in between our regularly schedule episodes. Consider them a quick chat with your knitting friends (aka the Stash Enhancers), the group of talented fiber artists who work at Stash. In this… Keep Reading

November 2, 2015

Episode 006: Cirilia Rose

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_006_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 006: Cirilia Rose Cirilia Rose’s love of fashion and yarn has made her a standout knitwear designer. She has worked for Webs, Berroco, and Skacel, and currently she splits her time between the New Zealand based Zealana and Nordstrom. She is no stranger to Stash or the blog,… Keep Reading

October 30, 2015

Minisode #1 : Meet the Stash Enhancers

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Minisode_1_Complete_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Stash Enhancer Minisode #1 Welcome to our first Stash Enhancer Minisode! These fun-sized episodes will pop up in between our regularly schedule episodes. We’ll chat with the Stash Enhancers, our group of talented fiber artists who work at Stash. In this Episode Stash Enhancers… Keep Reading

October 19, 2015

Episode 005: Scarlet Tang of Huckleberry Knits

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_005_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 005: Scarlet Tang In this episode: Scarlet Tang is the talented dyer behind Huckleberry Knits. In this episode she shares her origin story and her obsession with color and everything wool. We touch on the issues facing the American wool industry and… Keep Reading

October 5, 2015

Episode 004: Jewelry Designer Liz Grant

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_004_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 004: Liz Grant In this episode Liz Grant is a talented jewelry designer and self-proclaimed magpie.  We first met 5 years ago and bonded quickly over new motherhood and a shared love for sparkly things. I fell hard for both her smart,… Keep Reading

September 21, 2015

Episode 003: Lee Meredith

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_003_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 003:Lee Meredith In this episode In Episode 003 of the Stash Podcast, we chat design, inspiration, and binge-watching Netflix with knit-wear designer Lee Meredith.  She shares the challenges of editing one’s ideas, what’s it’s like living as a creative in PDX, and… Keep Reading

September 15, 2015

Episode 002: Stephen West & StevenBe

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_002_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS   Episode 002: Stephen West & StevenBe In this episode: Stash founder Sonia Ruyts chats with Stephen West and Steven Berg during their recent visit to Oregon.  We talk about pushing through the boundaries of what has been done before to create something altogether… Keep Reading

September 13, 2015

Introducing The Stash Podcast

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stashpodcast/Episode_001_mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode 1 : Happiness is in The Potential For many of us, knitting isn’t just about making things with yarn. It’s about expressing ourselves, crafting a creative legacy. It’s about creating something from nothing, with our own hands and imagination. It’s about telling a… Keep Reading

June 29, 2015

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