Making Zen

Making Zen

Hosted by: Kate Ward

Join the conversation as we chat with artists about their Making philosophies.

Episodes

Kasia Jacquot: Hand Embroidery for Your Home

Season #2

A common question I get for folks who are new to stitching is “what do I do with all my samples?” And Kasia has some brilliant ideas for you! One of the best parts of this retreat for me is seeing all the wonderful...
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Deborah Fisher: Small Felt Boxes

Season #2

Deborah Fisher shows us how to make small felt boxes in her workshop, and we love a quick, practical project. What makes this one extra special is that the project can be used as a canvas for some of the techniques...
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Rebekah Johnston: Make a Pair of Coasters from Scrap Fabrics

Season #2

It was lovely to sit with Rebekah Johnston and welcome her to our retreat. Her Making Zen project is all about using what you have and making coasters from scrap fabrics, which, of course, I adore!
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Amy Maricle: Your Art Permission Slip

Season #2

It is always such a pleasure to sit down with my friend Amy Maricle of Mindful Art Studio, and talking about Making Zen is especially fun! I love Amy's insight about how beneficial it can be to our art to do things...
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Kat Waters: Tambour Embroidery Beaded Sampler

Season #2

What a lovely opportunity to chat with our new friend Kat Waters! Kat is introducing us to tambour embroidery - a skill she picked up when making her wedding dress in 2017! In our chat today, we got to talk about how...
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Emma Freeman: Make a Healing Meditation Cloth

Season #2

Many of you know that I value stitching as a meditative act, and I have a kindred spirit in Emma in that regard! In our chat, we dive into stitching as mindfulness practice, and discuss Emma’s workshop for the event,...
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Kiala Givehand: Fun and Functional Fabric Books

Season #2

A delight to sit down with Kiala Givehand. Kiala was a speaker at the very first Making Zen retreat, and this is her first time back since then! I’m thrilled to have her back and teaching at this one, and we had a...
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Kirsty Freeman: Modern Bumble Bee Embroidery Project

Season #2

We're excited to have Kirsty Freeman joining us for this retreat! Kirsty is a modern hand stitching artist who designs kits for embroidery and cross stitching. It was a treat to talk to her about her designs and...
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Bianca Springer: Exploring Hair Textures with Hand Embroidery

Season #2

It was lovely to sit with Bianca and welcome her to our retreat. She’ll be showing us how to add different hair textures to our embroidered pieces, and I loved seeing all of her ideas for displaying finished projects!...
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Ruth Woods: A Practice Project Wall Good Enough to Display

Season #2

We're thrilled to have Ruth Woods returning to Making Zen! Ruth is an expert in basketry, and we are so pleased to be able to have her talents at our retreat! It was great to talk to her about the threads that connect...
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Elnaz Yazdani: Rethinking Embroidery

Season #2

Elnaz Yazdani is new to the Making Zen retreat. It was lovely sitting down with her and talking about her Rethinking Embroidery workshop, as well as departing from the "rules" of traditional embroidery and using found...
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Melissa Galbraith: How to Embroider a Flower Pocket Garment

Season #2

Melissa Galbraith is a maker at heart, having been introduced to a love of crafting at a young age - something that really resonates with me! We got a chance to talk about unwinding with a good project, the...
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