Collage Creative With Amy Small

Sinopsis

The Collage Creative podcast is weekly interview show dedicated to uncovering the motivations, daily routines and practices of women and men who are living life on their own terms. They may do this through a business they’ve created or they may simply choose to live differently in some way. What I hope to learn is what gave them the courage to say the heck with it, I’m doing it my way. We will delve into their routines, habits, favorite books, podcasts etc. On the flip side, we’ll talk about the hard parts of doing what they do – like the failures they’ve gone through and the sacrifices they’ve made to live this way. Expect to hear from amazing people from the fiber and design world as well as small business owners local to Boston. I hope these conversations will inspire you to create your own happy and unique path, whatever that may be! New episodes are released every Thursday.

Episodios

  • Whitney Crutchfield ~ Puff Paint, the Crafts Dept and building We Gather!

    Whitney Crutchfield ~ Puff Paint, the Crafts Dept and building We Gather!

    07/05/2020 Duración: 43min

    Today on the show I have Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather – weaving and textile company that is all about the magic and joy of making. Whitney’s got such a good story – from puff paint, to the crafts dept at Martha Stewart, she has a lot of making experience under her belt! I am excited for you to hear her inspiring story – especially the small steps she took to make that big leap into starting her own business….Let's dive in!

  • Diane Ivey: Growing Lady Dye Yarns, Speaking out about Diversity Issues  Coping with Covid

    Diane Ivey: Growing Lady Dye Yarns, Speaking out about Diversity Issues & Coping with Covid

    30/04/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    Today on the show I have Diane Ivey. She is the owner and founder of Lady Dye Yarns, based right out of Boston a hop and a skip away from me. For a long time now, I’ve wanted to have Diane on the show and FINALLY here she is! Here are some of the topics we cover: coping during Covid, her best advice for starting a creative small business, how to make diversity and inclusion a bigger part of your business (or your life!) AND probably least importantly PEANUT BUTTER!

  • Nancy Ricci: Bali to NYC to Yarn!

    Nancy Ricci: Bali to NYC to Yarn!

    17/04/2020 Duración: 50min

    Today on the show I have Nancy Ricci the creator of Getting Purly with It! Nancy is a designer and blogger based in NYC. I’m excited for you to dive into this one – Nancy has a story to tell that is full of adventure! Her heart led her to NYC and then to yarn. As I relistened to this episode, I kept thinking, even though she is not elderly at all, she had this elder like wisdom about it. If felt very grounding and uplifting – especially as we are in the midst of the pandemic. Let's dive in! Shop notes here. 

  • Amy Small ~ The Spring Knitalong!

    Amy Small ~ The Spring Knitalong!

    02/04/2020 Duración: 20min

    I am getting back into the routine of doing solo episodes every tenth episode - so here we go! In today's episode, I dive into our upcoming spring knitalong. I cannot wait to get started and share more details with you! Show notes here. 

  • Tara Morris: Photography, finding yoga, thinking up  winning the human lottery!

    Tara Morris: Photography, finding yoga, thinking up & winning the human lottery!

    25/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    Today on the show I have Tara Morris. Especially now, I am so excited for you to hear this episode. Tara is a yoga teacher, photographer and world traveler. I am in awe of the way she’s woven all of the things she loves into her life and career. She tell us how she came to photography and yoga and why yoga is so important to her. She helps give us perspective on how to get through this crazy time we’re living in with the corona scare in full force. Show notes here.

  • Sabrina Ward Harrison: Getting us all a little more free!

    Sabrina Ward Harrison: Getting us all a little more free!

    20/03/2020 Duración: 51min

    Today on the show I have Sabrina Ward Harrison and woah friends this is a good one. It's a long episode that is just jam packed. Sabrina is an author, artist and teacher. Through her work, she encourages us to get vulnerable, lean into our true selves and let whatever it is inside out – messy, random – in whatever way. Speaking to her felt like one GIANT exhale, especially in light of Corona and the madness that is happening in the world right now. Show notes here.

  • Melissa Jenkins: Creative outlets, evolving her designs and the Mom juggle!

    Melissa Jenkins: Creative outlets, evolving her designs and the Mom juggle!

    16/03/2020 Duración: 52min

    Today on the show I have Melissa Jenkins. Melissa is the owner and founder of Melissa Jenkins Designs – a jewelry company that makes stunning brass and yarn jewelry! I cannot wait for you to hear her story – from her creative childhood to how she balances owning her business and being a mom to two little kids. There’s a lot of us to resonate and learn from here, let’s dive in!

  • Shelley Brander: Evolving and focusing Loops  Knit Stars

    Shelley Brander: Evolving and focusing Loops & Knit Stars

    04/03/2020 Duración: 42min

    Today on the show I have Shelley Brander. She is the founder of Knit Stars which 10,000 people have participated in (which is insane, percolate on that). She is also the owner of the Tulsa based yarn shop Loops, as well as an online knitting community called Loops Together. Oh and she is also a published author with another book all about her story coming out in Jan 2021. I’m thrilled for you to hear from her! Stick around for the end when I share more about all the travel I did in February, my intensifying yoga practice and my business goals for 2020. Show notes here. 

  • Gaye Glasspie: Becoming GG Made It

    Gaye Glasspie: Becoming GG Made It

    13/02/2020 Duración: 44min

    Today on the show I have Gaye Glasspie aka GG Made It. She’s a prolific knitter, a designer and a youtube podcaster. Her impact on our community reaches far – her work packs a punch and in this episode you’ll see why. Learn about why orange is so meaningful to her, the double meaning of GG Made it and so much more. What I love the most is her authenticity, warmth and strength. It is truly contagious. Let's dive in!

  • ChiWei Ranck: 1 Dog Woof, Transitions  Learning to be Gentle with Ourselves

    ChiWei Ranck: 1 Dog Woof, Transitions & Learning to be Gentle with Ourselves

    06/02/2020 Duración: 38min

    Today on the show I have Chiwei Ranck, she is the creator of 1 dog woof. She’s a designer (crochet and knitwear!) and a blogger. I love this episode A LOT because Chiwei really goes deep with me. She opens up about moving and how hard transitions are in the midst of being a mom and trying to grow an online business. I love her vulnerability and willingness to get help both personally and on the work front. If you are going through or have gone through a transition or even just have kids – this is a fantastic episode for you to listen to. Show notes here. 

  • Crispina ffrench: Zero waste, upcycled alchemy and creative small business

    Crispina ffrench: Zero waste, upcycled alchemy and creative small business

    31/01/2020 Duración: 01h17min

    Today on the show I have a new friend that has an amazing business story to tell us! Her name is Cripsina ffrench and she is zero waste designer and teacher. I encourage you to stick around to the end when we get into mindest, the power of what we think and how we feel.  Show notes here.

  • Yasmenda McCoy: The Fantastic Stories of Designs by Yasmen

    Yasmenda McCoy: The Fantastic Stories of Designs by Yasmen

    23/01/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    Hi there! Welcome to Episode 112 of the Collage Creative Podcast. Today I am thrilled to have Yasmenda McCoy on the show. She is the crochet jewelry designer behind Designs by Yasmen. I’m so excited for you to hear Yasmenda’s stories – she tells amazing stories! And how she gets through rough months is priceless advice for all of us....well for all of us who cope with tough times....which I think is everyone! I'm excited for you to hear from her. Let's dive in!

  • London Kaye: Spreading Joy through Yarn Bombing

    London Kaye: Spreading Joy through Yarn Bombing

    09/01/2020 Duración: 39min

    Today on the podcast, I have London Kaye. London is a crochet artist with a specialty in yarn bombing and fiber installations.  Her work is happy and brings those who encounter it unexpected little joys! In this episode we go deep into her story which is fascinating. I love how she pushed herself to find that thing that lights her and was open to that chance encounter that changed everything.Show notes here. 

  • Jessica Carey (again!): Making her way onwards and upwards through team and staying true to herself

    Jessica Carey (again!): Making her way onwards and upwards through team and staying true to herself

    12/12/2019 Duración: 33min

    Jessica Carey of the Hook Nook is BACK. Her original episode, episode #8 aired over a year ago. Do not miss this gem where she fills us in on how she founded the Hook Nook. In today's episode she guides us through the next stages of growing her business which includes designing her first line of yarn in partnership with American Craft as well as building out her team. I am so excited for you to hear about this journey! Show notes here. 

  • Episode 33 (repeat) ~ Paul Goodnight

    Episode 33 (repeat) ~ Paul Goodnight

    02/12/2019 Duración: 51min

    Repeat episode - one of my favorites with Paul Goodnight. Perhaps my most favorite? I am not sure. I miss seeing his face every day.    After 2 weeks off, I’m so happy to be kicking things off again today with a very special episode. Last Thursday during the bomb cycolone snow storm that hit the east coast, I sat down with Paul Goodnight. He's my neighbor but far beyond that, he’s an acclaimed painter, teacher and I learned on Thursday, fantastic story teller. We get into so many things, including how he found art after serving in Vietnam and why doing what you love is the secret to finding your voice. This is definitely one of my favorite episodes so far and I know you'll enjoy it too!

  • Julie Duffy: Evolving Story A Day and prioritizing creative time

    Julie Duffy: Evolving Story A Day and prioritizing creative time

    21/11/2019 Duración: 50min

    Today on the show I have Julie Duffy. Julie is a writer – our first ever write on the show!  She is the founder of a Story A Day which is a creative writing challenge that happens twice a year. At the heart of what she does is helping writers get their creative groove on – nothing not to love. I cannot wait for you to hear this one friends. She takes us through what’s she learned from running these challenges and how a tough year in her life led to new opportunities. I love the way she makes time for her creativity a priority in her time. I’m determined to do the same after hearing from her and hope you’ll be inspired to as well. Show notes here.

  • Amy Small: Life, business, big picture updates and thinking

    Amy Small: Life, business, big picture updates and thinking

    13/11/2019 Duración: 23min

    In today's episode, I fill you in on what I've been up during my 2 month podcast break and where I see my business going in the future...all a little out there and definitely TBD!

  • Kristal Hill (again!) ~ Coping and growing in the face of challenge

    Kristal Hill (again!) ~ Coping and growing in the face of challenge

    01/10/2019 Duración: 59min

    Today on the show I am re-airing one of my most favorite episodes- my interview with Kristal Hill. I have old friend and colleague, Kristal Hill, who also happens to be the creative director of lifestyle & design at Free People. Yes, she really has that amazing dream job! We talk about the details of her role but the what I think you'll resonate with most is a story she tells – how stress affected her health. The way she got well is a huge inspiration that has left me feeling not the least bit guilty about taking time for myself.

  • Mary Jeanne Packer: Creating and coming back from a fire to create Battenkill Fibers

    Mary Jeanne Packer: Creating and coming back from a fire to create Battenkill Fibers

    05/09/2019 Duración: 40min

    Today on the show I have Mary Jeanne Packer! I’m really excited for you to hear this episode because this is the first time I’ve ever had a mill owner on the show! Mary Jeanne owns a mill in upstate NY (Battenkill Fibers Mill) where she spins all sort of yarn – yarn for farms, yarn for indie dyers and for her own company. You’ll see her at Rhinebeck this year too! Show notes here. 

  • Paula Pereira: Architecture, to retail, to yoga and finally to knitting.

    Paula Pereira: Architecture, to retail, to yoga and finally to knitting.

    29/08/2019 Duración: 54min

    Today on the show I have Paula Pereira! She is a knitwear designer based in Brazil who has published countless patterns on her own and with other large publications. Her story is fascinating – she began her career in retail and through burnout found yoga and totally by accident knitting too. Her story has an element of happy serendipity. Show notes here. 

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