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 has become known for her design and cocktail parings, releasing her designs under the playful name Baby Cocktails. Some of her most popular patterns are women’s garments and accessories; and with names like Dark & Stormy, Vodka Lemonade, and Irish Coffee, you can see she has fun while she works.
In this episode we talk at length about Thea’s designing process and how she chooses the yarn she knits with. She tells us how she switches gears when she feels like she’s spinning her wheels creatively, and shares her choices about how she uses her voice in a noisy world. We also chat about the fun of collaborating versus competition, how she took a hobby she loved and turned it into a career, and the story behind her very first cocktail.
In this episode
Thea & Sonia met at the Lantern Moon Retreat at the Timberline Lodge. Before they knew it, drinks at the bar turned into a photoshoot for Thea’s Blackberry Bramble cowl.
Sonia and Thea talk about a lot of designs! You know you want to see pictures, so check out the , Polka Knot Hat, Buck’s Hat, Daisy’s Hat, Beekman Tavern, Stillhouse Vest, and the Gin and Tonic Sweater
Yarn is more than just the string that makes a sweater; yarn has a story to tell. Check out Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, The Uncommon Thread, Eden Cottage Yarns, O-Wool, and Green Mountain Spinnery
Clara Parkes has a lot to say about yarn, including cormo! Read her journey with Clara Yarn Cormo 2.0 at Knitter’s Review
Local yarn shops are everywhere! Check out a few that Thea visited overseas: Loop London, Yak, and Stephan and Penelope
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