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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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Dec 23, 2016

Does working with color excite you? Are you curious about what it takes to manufacture hand-dyed yarns?  If so, listen in as  Kara Gott Warner interviews Beth Casey, owner of Lorna's Laces, one of the first hand-dyed yarn companies, about her fulfilling and creative work in her wonderful world of yarn. 

 

Beth Casey, business owner and entrepreneur, has been supplying the globe with colorful yarns since 2003. This has afforded her the special advantage of witnessing a new wave of thinking in the way we look at yarn. Ten years later, she introduced Mrs. Crosby, releasing a  whole new range of vibrant possibilities. Listen and find out more about the ins and outs of what happens behind the scenes in the exciting business of running a yarn company, in this week's episode of Power Purls Podcast.

 

Join Kara and Beth as they discuss:

 

  • What prompted Beth to start a hand-dyed yarn company.
  • The fun process of choosing and putting together the colors for a season.
  • How Beth's company manages to keep its finger on the pulse of current trends and tastes.
  • What distinguishes Beth's company from the other ones, from a business perspective.
  • Where Beth's job satisfaction lies.
  • Why Beth chooses to keep her company small.
  • The importance of remaining positive.
  • The delicate balance involved in taking responsible risks.
  • How Beth overcame her notion that she was not born creative.
  • Beth's advice when it comes to choosing color.
  • Beth's take on the TNNA. (The National Needle Arts Association)
  • The difference between Mrs. Crosby and Lorna's Laces.
  • The fabulous surprise giveaway to a lucky listener.

 

 

Links:

 

Lorna's Laces: www.lornaslaces.net

 

Mrs. Crosby:  www.mrscrosbyplays.com

 

Give-away: powerpurlspodcast.com/bethcasey

Dec 9, 2016

Welcome to Power Purls Unplugged, with me, Kara Gott Warner. Your comments have shown me that the raw, unpolished aspect of a live podcast certainly has an appeal to many of you. I love getting your feedback. It's been necessary, in order to balance the different time zones and to find the best time frame for this show. Join me today, as I talk to the Power Purls Facebook Group, live, while recording my podcast. We will discuss what being creative with your knitting means to you. Take your knitting to the next level. Let's keep the conversation going! 

 

Catch me live at 12pm EST Fridays, on Facebook.com/PowerPurlsPodcast. To watch past broadcasts, you can find them in the video library on the Power Purls Facebook page.

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • Kara talks about how to make more space and margin time for creativity
  • The inspiration for making FB live a podcast - my episode with Marly Bird
  • What does “creative” mean in knitting creatively?
  • Listen to my episode with Marly Bird and become inspired!
  • Kara talks about: How the indirect passion for sitting with knitting for hours on end has given me certain things in my life.
  • Can you take a chance with your knitting? Go without a pattern and see what comes?
  • Don't be afraid while attempting something.
  • Kara says: “Those magical mistakes are where the magic happens”.
  • Get crazy and try a new way! See what happens!
  • How different gauges of yarn can really be a creative feature
  • Feeling intuitive? Just jump in! Go with it! Try it!
  • Just keep going and “embrace those beautiful holes”.
  • Kara urges and encourages you to “go free, without a pattern and try it out”.
  • You can stand a chance to win a “swagbag” worth over $100 from Plymouth Yarn!
  • How you can support the show and get some sweet rewards and perks for as little as $1.

 

With special thanks to my Patreon supporters! Support Power Purls on Patreon! Check out the details here to learn how to become a patron of the show... there are some pretty sweet rewards for getting in on this ground-floor level!

 

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