Ashford probably needs no introduction for many of you - the much beloved New Zealand Manufacturer of weaving and spinning equipment. I love Ashford looms and am an Ashford dealer, so I spend lots of time helping many of you pick out the perfect loom.
In 2015, Cindy was frustrated by limited macrame rope options available in the US, and she began working with manufacturers to create cotton macrame string and rope to use in her own work, and to share with other macrame artists and weavers.
As weavers and spinners around the world know, Schacht is a beloved company making beautiful, high quality equipment for weavers and spinners. All of their products are made in Boulder, Colorado, and they are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
In this conversation we talk about how she cultivated a creative weaving practice to help her through a very challenging time, how she sees her work as a feminist and an artist intersecting, and lots more.
This week, we're turning the tables a bit, LaChaun will be interviewing me (Sarah) for the show. In our conversation, we talk about how I became a weaver, and what inspired me to create the this little weaving yarn shop and start this podcast.
Jane is an accomplished Canadian weaver and much beloved teacher who has taught many weavers over the decades of her career. She also hosts an online weaving guild which welcomes weavers all over the world into her class even if they aren't able to travel to Salt Spring Island in person to take a workshop.