In this weeks episode LaChaun speaks withauthor and maker Melanie Falick. Melanie traveled across continentsto meet quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, all to uncover truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today.
Maud is the founder of Behind The Hill, a textile company based in Brooklyn, New York. Behind The Hill creates unique and contemporary pieces for home decor using a variety of heirloom cotton which grows wild in shades of pink, terra-cotta, green, beige, and white in Mexico and Guatemala.
Lauren B. Fay isthe founder and executive director of the New Fashion Initiative. The New Fashion Initiative is a foundation creating interdisciplinary education and communications initiatives to promote circulatory collaboration, and accountability in the fashion industry.
Cynthia Alberto is the founder and director of The Weaving Hand, a weaving and healing arts center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.We invited her back on the podcast to talk about how she’s cultivating a healing environment using weaving during a time when we could all use some healing inspiration.
Susan Snider is the founder of Mad River Fiber Mill. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill is a full-service fiber processing mini mill in Waitsfield, Vermont, working with wool, alpaca, llama, mohair, and even angora fiber!