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Entries from October 2015

Episode #59: Malka Dubrawsky

October 19th, 2015 · Comments

My guest on today's episode is Malka Dubrawsky. Malka is a fabric designer and quilter who is best known for her hand dyed and pattern fabrics. She has a degree in studio art from the University of Texas in Austin and trained to be a printmaker, but finding herself home with young children and without a press she began to work in fiber art. After several years exploring art quilts, Malka became interested in connecting with people more directly by creating functional items out of her own hand dyed and patterned fabrics. Today she designs and sews quilts and pillows and creates hand dyed yardage, all of which she sells in her online shop, A Stitch in Dye. Malka is the author of two craft books, is an instructor on Craftsy, designs fabrics for Moda, and will soon be opening a maker space in Austin, Texas where she lives.

Today's episode is sponsored by Okan Arts, a fabric shop in Seattle, Washington specializing in vintage Japanese yukata cottons. Visit Okan Arts online to check out what the offer: okanarts.com.

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Episode #58: Rob Appell of Man Sewing

October 5th, 2015 · Comments

On today's show we're talking about teaching quilting online with my guest, Rob Appell. Rob is the host of Man Sewing, a YouTube channel of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. He is a quilter and national quilting instructor who travels and teaches at many premier quilting shows and retreats. We talk about overcoming life obstacles in order to focus on pursuing a creative life. Hear about how Rob first became acquainted with Jenny Doan and what it's like to prepare for and tape videos for Missouri Star. Rob gives us tips on staying organized and continuing to pursue art even when making art is your job.
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Today's episode is sponsored by Pattern Workshop. Hundreds of students - both aspiring and well-established designers - have used Lauren's step-by-step method to create their first PDF sewing patterns or improve upon their current processes. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/1V5zUXP

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