Power Purls Podcast | Candid Conversations with Knitwear Designers and Every Day Knitters with Compelling Back Stories

077 FiberBoss College LIVE Recap, Dealing with Overwhelm & Building a Crafting Biz!

Power Purls Podcast is now a live weekly video show! Join Kara Gott Warner on the Power Purls Facebook Page each week to watch live and interact with the week's featured guest. Click here to follow Power Purls on Facebook, and get a reminder when Kara goes live every...

076 Reflections on the Crafting Life with Knitted Bliss Blogger, Julie Crawford

Power Purls Podcast is now a live weekly video show! Join Kara Gott Warner on the Power Purls Facebook Page each week to watch live and interact with the week's featured guest. Click here to follow Power Purls on Facebook, and get a reminder when Kara goes live every...

075 How to start a dreamy fiber biz working with craft magazines

Today I'm answering a common question among budding knitwear designers: "Should I design for magazines?" We'll go over the main items you should consider before submitting a design proposal to a magazine, as well as my top tips for success in this area. If you've been...

074 How to get started as a Virtual Assistant with Jess Cook

Today Kara's Project Manager, Jess Cook, is here to talk about her work as a Virtual Assistant and Project Manager in the Fiber Arts industry. Jess works for a variety of creative business owners, most of whom are in the fiber arts industry. She creates email...

073 Best practices and tips for mindfulness from Tara Swiger and Kara Gott Warner

Today Kara welcomes Tara Swiger back to the show! Tara first appeared in episode 61, and now she's back to talk about the ways her business has changed since she was last here - including an increased focus on the practice of mindfulness. Tara has worked with makers...

072 Trisha Malcolm Celebrates 35 Years of Vogue Knitting Magazine

Today Kara talks to the Editorial Director and Vice President of Vogue Knitting, Trisha Malcolm. Trisha was the very first guest on this podcast, so we're so glad to have her back again today! Trisha is a magazine publisher with a focus on fashion-forward designs that...

071 Katie Krimitsos Inspires Women to be Their Own Biz Superheroes

  In this episode I actually got to host a live interview during the Podcast Movement conference with Katie Krimitsos, the founder of Biz Women Rock!. Katie specializes in group and 1:1 coaching to help female entrepreneurs build businesses that will enable them...

070 Fiber Alchemist Francoise Danoy transforms knitters with confidence

  In this episode Kara talks to knitwear designer and regular coaching client, Francoise Danoy. Francoise is a self-proclaimed Yarn Alchemist: she transforms yarn into knitwear designs for her tribe of Fibre Muses to enjoy, and also teaches others how to become...

069 Marketing Advice from Leanne Pressly, CEO of Stitchcraft Marketing

In this episode Kara is joined by Leanne Pressly, the CEO of Stitchcraft Marketing. Principal owner and multi-hat wearing fearless CEO of Stitchcraft Marketing. Leanne holds an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in English and has 20+ years of experience in sales and...

068 Abby Glassenberg, Maker, Sewer & Co-Founder of Craft Industry Alliance

In this episode, Kara welcomes Abby Glassenberg, sewing pattern designer, craft book author, teacher, and writer. On her blog, WhileSheNaps.com, she writes about the sewing industry, running a creative business, and the online culture of craft.  Abby has been blogging...

077 FiberBoss College LIVE Recap, Dealing with Overwhelm & Building a Crafting Biz!

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Power Purls Podcast is now a live weekly video show! Join Kara Gott Warner on the Power Purls Facebook Page each week to watch live and interact with the week’s featured guest. Click here to follow Power Purls on Facebook, and get a reminder when Kara goes live every week!

In this episode, Kara chats with special guests, Chelsea Fitch of Knit Fitch, Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits and Claire Probst of We Love Knitting! You may be remember Chelsea and Francoise (AKA Frenchie), because they are returning guests. Now, they are back again to chat about FiberBoss College LIVE. If your wish is to profit from your passion, then this is a must-listen to episode!  read more…

076 Reflections on the Crafting Life with Knitted Bliss Blogger, Julie Crawford

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Power Purls Podcast is now a live weekly video show! Join Kara Gott Warner on the Power Purls Facebook Page each week to watch live and interact with the week’s featured guest. Click here to follow Power Purls on Facebook, and get a reminder when Kara goes live every week!

In this episode, Kara chats with Julie Crawford, founder of the lifestyle blog, KnittedBliss.com. Julie is smitten with the written word, cozy knits, international travel and domestic pleasures. On the knitted bliss blog, Julie helps knitters and crafters get inspired by sharing projects, recipes and reflections on the crafting life! 

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075 How to start a dreamy fiber biz working with craft magazines

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Today I’m answering a common question among budding knitwear designers: “Should I design for magazines?” We’ll go over the main items you should consider before submitting a design proposal to a magazine, as well as my top tips for success in this area. If you’ve been wanting to grow your knitwear design biz, give this episode a listen!

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074 How to get started as a Virtual Assistant with Jess Cook

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Today Kara’s Project Manager, Jess Cook, is here to talk about her work as a Virtual Assistant and Project Manager in the Fiber Arts industry. Jess works for a variety of creative business owners, most of whom are in the fiber arts industry. She creates email newsletters, blog posts, website copy, and educational content for her clients so that they can focus on the most important work of running their businesses and growing their empires.

 

“Be open to the conversations that come up in your daily life where you can find an opening to offer your services.”

 

-Jess Cook

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073 Best practices and tips for mindfulness from Tara Swiger and Kara Gott Warner

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Today Kara welcomes Tara Swiger back to the show! Tara first appeared in episode 61, and now she’s back to talk about the ways her business has changed since she was last here – including an increased focus on the practice of mindfulness. Tara has worked with makers and artists for seven years, helping them learn to explore their own enthusiasm and build businesses they love. Now she has a new branch of her business, helping people who want to build a business that doesn’t include handmade products. In today’s special episode, which premieres here and on Tara’s own podcast, Tara and Kara discuss their thoughts on mindfulness and share tips for how you can build a mindfulness practice of your own.

 

“Mindfulness is just paying attention – to where you are and how you feel. From there, you can make better decisions.”

 

-Tara Swiger

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072 Trisha Malcolm Celebrates 35 Years of Vogue Knitting Magazine

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Today Kara talks to the Editorial Director and Vice President of Vogue Knitting, Trisha Malcolm. Trisha was the very first guest on this podcast, so we’re so glad to have her back again today! Trisha is a magazine publisher with a focus on fashion-forward designs that adapt to the needs of today’s knitters. Listen in as we talk about the special 35th anniversary issue of Vogue Knitting Magazine!

 

“It’s a creative job because every issue is different, and every time something new happens, it’s exciting!”

 

-Trisha Malcolm

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075 How to start a dreamy fiber biz working with craft magazines

Today I'm answering a common question among budding knitwear designers: "Should I design for magazines?" We'll go over the main items you should consider before submitting a design proposal to a magazine, as well as my top tips for success in this area. If you've been...

074 How to get started as a Virtual Assistant with Jess Cook

Today Kara's Project Manager, Jess Cook, is here to talk about her work as a Virtual Assistant and Project Manager in the Fiber Arts industry. Jess works for a variety of creative business owners, most of whom are in the fiber arts industry. She creates email...

072 Trisha Malcolm Celebrates 35 Years of Vogue Knitting Magazine

Today Kara talks to the Editorial Director and Vice President of Vogue Knitting, Trisha Malcolm. Trisha was the very first guest on this podcast, so we're so glad to have her back again today! Trisha is a magazine publisher with a focus on fashion-forward designs that...

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