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Entries from December 2015

Episode #63: Jenny Rushmore

December 21st, 2015 · Comments

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we're talking about starting an indie sewing pattern company from scratch with my guest, Jenny Rushmore. Jenny is a body positive sewing blogger and she recently also became a sewing pattern designer when she launched her company Cashmerette Patterns which creates curve-friendly patterns in sizes 12-28 and cup sizes C-H. Originally from the UK but now living in Boston, Jenny learned to sew at 30 and it transformed her life, leading not only to a new found body confidence but a change in career. Jenny is passionate about helping curvy and plus size women feel fantastic by learning to sew clothes that fit well and look great.

We recorded this episode at Grey's Fabrics in Boston's South End. Thank you to Sarah Grey for hosting us!

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This episode is sponsored by Spoonflower. Design, print and sell your own designs on fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap at Spoonflower or shop the Spoonflower Marketplace for millions of designs by indie designers. While She Naps listeners can get 15% off your next Spoonflower purchase with the cody abby15 through December 28, 2015. Visit try.spoonflower.com/abby for more details! Thank you so much for supporting the show.

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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 #62: Vivika DeNegre and Cate Prato, F+W Media Craft Editors

December 7th, 2015 · Comments

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast I'm visiting the offices of F+W Media here in Sudbury, Massachusetts, to talk with Vivika Hansen DeNegre and Cate Coulacos Prato. Vivika is the Editorial Director and Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork Magazine, and related titles. Cate is the Senior eCommerce Online Editor for F+W catalog brands, having spent more than a decade writing and editing for Quilting Arts, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Quilting Daily. We discuss craft magazine publishing present and future.

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This episode is sponsored by WordCraft, communication services for creators. Get in touch with Lauren Lang for a free quote at wordcraft-editorial.com.

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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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