Episode 139: Rhythm and Texture with Multimedia Artist and Musician Lea Thomas

On this week's episode, LaChaun speaks with Lea Thomas. Born in Hawaii and based in Brooklyn, Lea Thomas is a multimedia artist with a focus on music and weaving.

Episode 136: Heirloom Naturally Colored Cotton in Shades of Pink with Maud Lerayer of Behind The Hill

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.

Episode 129: Weaving Sustainability and Social Justice with Sarah Gotowka of Luna Fiber Studio

Sarah Gotowka is the Founder and Director of Luna Fiber Studio, a textile studio specializing in weaving and natural dyes, rooted in sustainability and social justice.

Episode 127: Historic Wild Indigo on Johns Island South Carolina with Leigh Magar

Indigo farmer,textile artist, and dressmaker Leigh Magar talks about her textile design studio “Madame Magar” which is inspired by art, nature, folkways, and history.

Episode 122: Indigo Growing and Natural Dyeing in Central Baltimore With Kenya Miles

Kenya is a textile artist, farmer, and the alchemist behind the Traveling Miles Studio.

Episode 120: Deconstructing Fiber Making with Kendall Schauder

Kendall talks about her “How to Grow Denim Project” where she works with salvaged raw cotton and indigo in order to document the steps required to create a 40-yard bolt of denim.

Episode 96: Quilting and Natural Dye Cultivating in Oakland with Kristin Arzt of Scrambles Quilts

Kristin is a quilter, natural dye grower and artist instructor residing in Oakland, California. She fuses yoga and wellness with her fiber practice and I'm excited to have her on the podcast this week to talk about her experience working in the beautiful natural fiber hub, Northern California.

Episode 95: Interdisciplinary Craft Making and Agriculture with Catherine Cross Tsintzos

Catherine is an Interdisciplinary-Multidisciplinary Artist with a focus on environmental and social issues, traditional fine craft and sustainability.

Episode 88: Reconnecting with Weaving Through Identity with Mariela Motilla

Mariela Motilla is a Mexican born artist who studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she found herself circling back to her ancestral roots of textile making in Oaxaca Mexico where she now lives and works.

Episode 82: Conscious Cultural Exploration in Oaxaca with Vera of Cosa Buena

Cosa Buena is a carefully curated, intimate retreat exploring the vibrant culture and traditions of Oaxaca. They offer hands-on ancestral craft workshops as well as the opportunity for attendees to nourish their body, mind and spirit in connection with Zapotec and Mixtec communities and lands.

Episode 80: Fiber Farming and Forestry with Casey Newman of Cedar Dell Forrest Farm

Casey Newman is an environmental educator, natural dye cultivator and co-owner and operator of Cedar Dell Forrest Farm. A forest farm that aims to maintain the health and integrity of the natural ecosystem while sustainably raising animals and growing food on the non-forested portion of the property.

Episode 78: The Colors of Norfolk England with Aviva Leigh

Aviva Leigh an experienced natural dyer and weaver of contemporary woven and stitched textiles living in Aylsham , a ‘cittaslow’ town in Norfolk, England.

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