The Episodes

063 Ask Kara & Tabetha Anything – Get Your BURNING Knitting Questions Answered!



In this Q&A-style episode, Kara welcomes returning guest and “sidekick in crime,” Tabetha Hedrick for another edition of Ask Kara & Tabetha Anything! Kara and Tabetha answer questions from live video audience during the live version of Power Purls Podcast, airing every Friday on the Power Purls Facebook page. Click here to watch the video and chime in with your own questions, or leave them in the comments below. 

How you put it all together thorough your own style, voice, and construction is what makes a design unique.

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062 How to Become an Intuitive Knitter in 7 Steps



In this episode, I share how to become an intuitive knitter in 7 steps. As a former knitting magazine editor, it’s all about the pattern, but sometimes relying only on a pattern can become like a crutch because we can get caught up in focusing upon what the pattern says instead of trusting our own wisdom. 

Patterns have their place, they are the beginning tools to help us learn, especially when you are new to the craft, but moving in the direction of trusting what’s on your needles is what this episode digs into, along with and tips for how you can take some tiny steps down that path.

Knitting patterns are the gateway to help us learn. Once you learn the tools, begin to question and reimagine them.

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061 Tara Swiger: Marketing Expert, Author & Host of Explore Your Enthusiasm Podcast


Meet Tara Swiger, marketing expert, author and host of Explore Your Enthusiasm podcast. Tara works with makers and artists to create a sustainable, lovable businesses. She does this through her books, the weekly podcast, online classes, and her in-person workshops. She leads adventures for makers who want to explore your own definition of success!

In this episode, Tara shares tips and strategies from her new book, Map Your Business a workbook of exercises designed to help you create your own personal blueprint to reach goals that are important to you, and how you can use it to define success, set goals and make a plan that you can stick with!  In this book, Tara takes an integrative approach, encouraging you to align your life and business, and she invites you to take a look at your progress each quarter to make sure you’re on track. 

“Your thoughts impact your feelings, which impact your actions.”

– Tara Swiger 

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060 Vickie Howell is Creating The Knit Show, a TV Series for Today’s Modern Yarn Crafter!


Vickie Howell is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network’s Knitty Gritty, her best selling knitting, crochet, and craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. Today, she shares details about a Kickstarter for Knit Show, which will be the first community-funded and internationally accessible episodic knitting & crochet series! 



“Breathe in. Craft out.”

– Vickie Howell 

This is your chance to get involved! Without 100 percent funding, this show cannot happen. Click here to help me support the show and let’s make this happen! Hurry, because the campaign ends April 19th!  The Knit Show is totally funded!

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059 Meet Stacey Trock, Designer, Entrepreneur & Founder of Fresh Stitches


Meet Stacey Trock, entrepreneur, designer and founder of Fresh Stitches, a successful crochet company and membership club.Stacey also has her hand in a number of pots in the yarn industry. She’s the Creative and Marketing Director for Louet North America and … she’s also a crochet/knitting and business teacher both internationally and on Craftsy, an author of multiple crochet books as well as a co-chair of the Business and Creative Services Leadership committee with TNNA.

Stacy also has a  superpower, which is education and community building. Whether it’s teaching someone how to use a crochet hook or instructing local yarn shops how to use social media for their shops, and she enthuses the world with her spunky, can-do-attitude.Stacey shares what it’s like to run a membership club and how she went from offering physical kits and how she reimagined her club this past November to create an all encompassing club and community.

“Curation is the content creation.”

– Stacey Trock

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058 Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director of Sweet Georgia on Setting Intention an Taking the Bull By the Horns!


In this episode, Kara chit chats with Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director of Sweet Georgia Yarns, and Contributing Editor of Creative Knitting Magazine. Tabetha is also Kara’s sidekick in crime co-host of the Ask Kara & Tabetha Anything series. In this episode, we share details about the upcoming Stitchucation Shawls 5-Day Challenge and Workshop starting April 10, 2017, sponsored by Sweet Georgia Yarns.

In the extended, patron only version, you’re in for a treat because Tabetha closes the convo with the 5 top things to master when submitting designs to yarn companies and craft publishers. This is valuable advice that you can use in any of your professional endeavors.

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“I’ve spent too long trying to make room for what I want, when, instead, I’ve needed to simply learn how to fit it into the ebb and flow of life as I live it now.”

– Tabetha Hedrick

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