Episode 36 – High Flyin’

07 Jun

This is a joint podcast from Katie of Knittin’ on the Fly. The goats do quiet down after a few minutes, I promise!

Shownotes:

Recording from the 2011 Maine Fiber Frolic in Windsor, Me.  Have Katie from Knittin’ on the Fly with me!

Knitting:

Summer Mystery Shawlette by Wendy D. Johnson in HH Sugar Maple Sock in the “Greener Side Colorway.”

La Vie de Bois in String Theory nexxus in “kelp” (Heather) and HH Sugar Maple in “Survivor” (Katie)

Spinning:

Katie is spinning HH Falkland in “Katahdin” on one of her new HH spindles.

Heather has been spinning an oldie but goodie punta fiber in “bloodlust” colorway, as well as “Bloodlust” in 50/50 SW Merino/Tencel

Growth:

At the show!

Processes:

Spinning to attract people into the booth.  It works!

Grabby Hands:

Katie: Mad Color Fiber Arts “Cupcake” in 60% SW Merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon x 2

“Rock Roses” in the same base

The falkland in “Katahdin” mentioned earlier

“Plum Crumble”, “Greenwood”  in Sugar Maple Sock

Heather: two pounds of lovely merino fleece, one in white one in chocolate

Half fleece of Romney Cotswold

Mad Color “wildside” 60/30/10% SW Merino/bamboo/nylon

Enchanted Knoll “Heavenly Day” batt.  MMMM!

 

 

3 Responses

  1. Priscilla says:

    I just finished watching and I LOVED it! The two of you together were so much fun to watch and I kept cracking up. I think you should record together more often, I enjoyed it a lot! =) I sure wish SoCal had fiber fairs like out in the East and Midwest… =(

    ~*Priscilla*~

  2. Judith Buller Isaac says:

    I so enjoy your podcasts! I never miss one. You mentioned in one episode that you were looking forward to trying Square Up at your shows. Since you’ve had a chance to try it, what is your assessment of it? Pros and Cons. Would you recommend it now that you’ve used it? Also, in episodes 14 -16 you covered some really important basic steps to starting a fiber business. I appreciate your enthusiasm for being a resource for those of us needing help in getting started. I am wondering if you would be interested in writing some articles about these steps in more detail and making them available on The Fiberista Files website? :-)
    PS: Your booth looks fantastic with your new displays.

  3. admin says:

    Judith,
    I love the Square Up program more and more every time I use it. It’s SO convenient! Plus, about a third of my customers pay using their debit or credit cards. They may still; buy from me without it, but it’s possible that those are sales I would have lost otherwise. The only downside I’ve found is that I heard at the last show that if I email people their receipts, it’s possible that a hacker can connect the customer’s email addy with their credit card number. And that doesn’t sound good. I don’t want to be responsible for that, so I’m not emailing people their receipts. I’m giving them handwritten ones instead. Which is usually fine. I need to look at the Square Up site again and see if they have handled that problem in their software or not.

    As for writing up the articles, I think it’d be neat to create an eBook of resources and tips. Get different fiberistas to contribute sections, have a chapter that deals with where to get materials … all kinds. Maybe I should email Shannon Okey and see if Cooperative Press would be interested. Hmmm …..

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