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Entries from August 2015

Episode #55 Hawthorne Threads

August 17th, 2015 · Comments

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we're talking about running an online fabric shop with my guest, Lindsay Prezzano. Lindsay and her husband, Charlie, are the founders and co-owners of Hawthorne Threads.

Hawthorne Threads is an online fabric shop offering a vast selection of curated contemporary fabric collections, patterns, and thread for the modern sewer. Lindsay and Charlie are also digitally printing their own fabric line, sold exclusively on the site. What began as an Etsy business is now a thriving company with 30 employees and a warehouse. Lindsay's story is truly inspirational.

Visit Hawthorne Threads online.

This episode is sponsored by Porter and Hazel leather accessories. Visit them on Etsy and get a custom-made leather wrap bracelet, wallet, pet collar, and more.

Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

To get the full show notes for this episode, visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Meet with show host, Abby Glassenberg, each month for our Craft Business Roundtable, get access to courses and webinars taught by industry leaders, and much more.

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Episode #54: French General wtih Kaari and Molly Meng

August 11th, 2015 · Comments

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we're talking about crafting in community with my guests Kaari and Molly Meng. Kaari Meng is the founder and owner of French General, a shop and workshop space in Los Angeles that she's had for 18 years. Kaari and her husband, JZ, have written, photographed, and styled six books over the past ten years including French Inspired Home, Treasured Notions, Home-Sewn, Handmade Soirees, and their latest book due out this fall, A Year of Jewelry. Kaari also design fabric for Moda and Fabricut, steel-rule dies for Sizzix, and embroidery floss palettes and samplers for Cosmo Floss.

Molly is an artist, teacher, and story teller. She is the designer and owner of the greeting card company, 8mm. Her cards can be found in shops around the world. Molly also has an art studio and workshop space in downtown L.A., together with Robert Mahar, called Meng & Mahar.

Check out French General online.

Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

To get the full show notes for this episode, visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Meet with show host, Abby Glassenberg, each month for our Craft Business Roundtable, get access to courses and webinars taught by industry leaders, and much more.

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