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Power Purls Podcast - Empower your creativity from the inside out

EMPOWER your creative life in this bi-weekly podcast with editor, designer and business coach Kara Gott Warner. Get the tools and advice to finally start and ROCK your fiber-loving crafty-preneur lifestyle!
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Oct 30, 2019

Kara and SweetGeorgia Yarns Design Director, Tabetha Hedrick show you how to go from HOT mess to planning diva! If you need a little organizational guidance, then you don't want to miss this "all things" planning and organization episode. The ladies show you how to whip your calendar into shape and how to customize a planning process to compliment your creative life!

Oct 16, 2019

Mary Jeanne Packer joins Kara Gott Warner to share a fascinating look inside the life and values of her business, Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill. With authentic connection at her core, Mary Jeanne walks us through the depth and breadth of that farm-to-fabric connection, from vision to craft to sustainability.

Oct 9, 2019

Learn the 3 SURPRISING reasons why you lack confidence in your knitting skills (and these reasons are NOT what you might expect!) Just understanding these 3 things is exciting news because they can have a positive impact on your life if you apply them!

Oct 2, 2019
 

Maybe you’ve struggled with keeping your projects, notes and swatches organized, and you’ve been searching for the perfect planning system to help, but imagine what it would be like if they all “lived” in one place? In today's episode, I'll share details about a special new planner especially with knitters in mind that will help you do EXACTLY that! If you are just as obsessed about planning as you are knitting, then this is episode is a MUST! 

Sep 25, 2019

Working with a coach is an investment we may think of as an "expense" rather than an "investment" in ourselves. When we see the value of working with a coach and how it helps us to uplevel every area of our life, then we'll see the magic happen. The inspiration behind today's episode is my own coaching experience with Pat Flynn, host of Ask Pat and Smart Passive Income podcasts. I'm seriously a fan girl. Just sayin.' You'll hear me get pretty transparent about my struggles with Power Purls Podcast, and how I asked him for help. Let's just say, his advice was truly mind-blowing and a total game-changer. Check out my commentary about my session with Pat in this episode of Power Purls Podcast.

Sep 18, 2019

Power Purls Podcast is back! Bridging the worlds of craft and life, Kara Gott Warner reminds us of the depth in the Power Purls name. It’s more than just knitting – this is confidence-building. This is intuition. This is learning. And it starts right where you are.

May 22, 2019

It’s more than designing for cables-queen Alison Green, Berroco’s Design Department Manager. Listen in as Alison takes us into the many roles her title brings, from managing over fifty patterns in a single season to learning how to simplify her approach. It's all about going with the flow.

May 8, 2019

Franoicse Danoy of Aroha Knits, is a bi-racial, multi-craftual maker of color. She empowers knitters to explore the intersection of of making with identity. Her designs draw on her Maori heritage, and she celebrates the myths, legends and other stories about her culture and relates them to knitting as an artform.

Apr 24, 2019

Today I'm chatting with returning guest, knitwear designer and contributor to The Knitter's Planner Meghan Jones. She shares insights and a peek behind the curtain into her designing process, and how she makes it all happen with four kids, and a pattern design business. Meghan also shares her love for the swatching process and views it like doing scales on the piano - "a dozen a day, will get you to love the swatching process because it will make you a more confident knitter."

Apr 10, 2019

Welcome to the very first episode of 2019 where you will meet Stephanie Palmer, creator of The Quilter's Planner! Last year, Stephanie reached out to me to help her create The Knitter's Planner, and as an organization and planning fanatic, of course I was thrilled to collaborate with her on this exciting venture!

In this interview, we dive into the details, and share what makes The Knitter's Planner unique, and why you'll want to get your hands on one if knitting and staying organized are on the top of your list! We are working hard to create a holistic approach to the planning process so you can connect the dots in your life and knitting, and customize the planner to suit your own creative personality. 

Oct 24, 2018

How you celebrate this little powerful piece of knitted fabric -- the knitted swatch? We use it in so many ways: as a blueprint to create a new design, bring together community, learn new stitches, and lovingly donate them. In this episode, I share ways to empower yourself and others through the 6 x 6 stitch block and how you can create your own swatch celebration movement in your shop, online, or in your local community. Let's KNIT TOGETHER!

 

Join the fun on Facebook Live Wednesdays! This week ... - Learn how to get arty with your swatches! - Resources for donating your stitch blocks - Tips for starting your own swatch celebration in your local area or online - Get people clicking those needles. Create a community - KNIT TOGETHER -Meet my son London for yarn crafting for kids on fall break! (He will make you laugh!)

 

Can't make it live? Check out the video archives here: http://www.PowerPurlsPodcast.com/VideoArchives Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Oct 17, 2018

Listener Stephanie Karpe asks: How do I approach people with ideas at trade shows? What's OK to ask and what's going too far? I would love to learn how to network, but I am the quintessential introvert and while I would LOVE to surround myself with other fiber lovers, I am so nervous!

 

In this episode, I answer Stephanie's question with tips for how to network online and the value of going to trade events and meeting others face-to-face. Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business!

 

Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Oct 10, 2018

If you've ever found yourself thinking "oh, I hate Mondays," then this episode will perk up your perspective! Practicing soulful self-care can provide expansion and the creative white space we need each day. Holding this space for yourself is expanding -- to savor those sweet tiny moments. We have the power to create a positive or negative world each and every day. So what you create is up to YOU. We can't control our external circumstances, but we can control how we view them.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 29, 2018

Amy Palmer and Alison Green from the Berroco Yarn Design Team show you how to empower your cable knitting and get started with a "Choose Your Own Adventure Knitalong." They share details about this special event, along with tips to make the most out of the experience so you can empower your cable knitting know-how!

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 26, 2018

This episode was inspired by a random conversation with a fellow knitter which turned into a comparison of the uncanny similarities between circular knitting and prayer beads. This chat also sparked the inspiration behind this episode, and 4 feel-good ways to increase your peace and create your own mantra of making!   

As makers, we know there's a special connection between our passion for craft and the divine, but what if we were to dig deeper below the surface to uncover profound benefits?  

It's a no-brainer that yarn crafting with hooks and needles makes us feel calmer and more able to handle what life throws at us, and now there's actually scientific proof to back this up. Yes, you can stitch away stress!

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce  

Sep 19, 2018

Learn my 5-step recipe to cook your secret sauce! It's easier than you think, and right under your nose! In this episode I share details about my valuable free guide, plus a bonus 6th step, where I go woo woo and talk all things self-care, how to create your own "making mantras" and affirmations to craft the blueprint for a purposeful, holistic (whole person, whole life process) to infuse your business with soulful spirit from the inside out.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 14, 2018

In this quirky post-workout episode, I share insights about why staying true to ourselves even if it feels uncomfortable is so necessary if we wish to turn our yarn crafting passion into a way to make a living. You'll discover why it's about cultivating relationships, not dollars, and playing the long game. I also share a story about an unexpected relationship that flowered when I least expected it because I put my heart in charge. If you lead with WHY no matter what, it will ALWAYS be a lamp to guide your way.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Aug 29, 2018

In this episode, discover what it takes to land yourself a spot as a guest on a podcast. Kara shares a step-by-step system to pitch yourself, how to communicate with a podcast host, and how to build authentic relationships that go beyond the mic to help promote your yarn shop and online creative business. You'll learn how to identify podcasts that align with your brand, and the basic framework to launch a podcast tour, and how to ask your network of friends, family, email subscribers to be on your "Tour Team" to help get the word out.

Want to get a free mini business coaching session with Kara? Sign up at http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

 

Aug 16, 2018

This episode answers a question posed by listener Cynthia who asks:

How can I learn more about those who use yarn crafts beyond selling patterns-- the networking, other income streams, teaching, etc.

Kara answers with 10 ways to blend your skills and passion to start a business to serve those in the yarn crafting space.

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

Aug 1, 2018

Copy scares people! You might fear that what you write will come off as too pressure-y or sales-y. Both of which are mindsets you have to let go of to discover online marketing success. You are providing a solution for someone -- it’s your responsibility to write copy that will excite your peeps to take action! Make it personal, creative, and authentic just like you!

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

 

Jul 18, 2018

Learn why it could be a mistake to do all of your own sample making and why hiring the right team of test knitters and crocheters, sample makers and tech editors will help you keep the passion in your knitting and crochet so you can knit and Netflix after you start a creative business!

 

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

 

Want to make knitted shawls YOUR way? Want to become a more intuitive knitter? There's a course for that! 

In 5 video lessons we start with the basics, and walk through the steps to customize your own shawl, through a series of video instruction, templates, charts and stitch patterns to enhance your shawl-making know-how!

In just 5 lessons, this course will teach you how to become a more intuitive shawl-maker and trust what's on your knitting needles to you walk away with the confidence that YOU CAN customize and create shawls your way! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2uy5Ezx 

 

 

 

 

Jul 6, 2018

Learn 5 amazing ninja tips to eliminate the "fly by the seat of your pants" approach to creating last-minute content for your creative business. Check out this must-listen-to episode if you struggle with staying consistent.

Want to get a free mini business coaching session with Kara? Sign up at http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner  

Jun 29, 2018

If you're stuck in a creative rut, it could be that you're trying to do too many things. In this episode, Kara and Tabetha discuss the value of starting with just one offering and how to take that idea, get ninja and spin it in multiple ways to get in the habit of repurposing your content. This not only saves you time producing new material, it also helps you discover the best ways to present your work.

Hey yarn shop owners! Are you struggling with getting peeps in your shop, and you'd like to learn digital marketing strategies to help move the needle on your business? Get a free mini coaching session with Kara! Sign up here: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

Support the show: http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

Jun 22, 2018

How do you know if your idea is viable? If you have an existing yarn crafting business, own a yarn shop, or you're a budding designer, this is a must-listen-to episode! If you struggle with confidence in an idea, and you're not sure if anyone will want your stuff, this episode explores 6 tips to gain confidence, and why being a perfectionist is really fear in disguise!

Want to get a free on-air mini coaching session with Kara? Send an email to: coachme@karagottwarner.com explaining why you would be a good candidate for a chance to get coached on an episode of Power Purls Podcast!

Click HERE to become a patron of Power Purls Podcast and let's keep this wonderful garden growing!

Jun 14, 2018

Learn ways to use your car like a mobile university and maximize your time to make it more productive by listening to educational podcasts and audio books, and even take it a step further to verbally record a business plan wearing your headset! If you want to use your time wisely, you can treat your car like a learning machine!

Want to get a free on-air mini coaching session with Kara? Send an email to: coachme@karagottwarner.com explaining why you would be a good candidate for a chance to get coached on an episode of Power Purls Podcast!

Click HERE to become a patron of Power Purls Podcast and let's keep this wonderful garden growing!

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