The Fiber Artist Podcast with Cindy Bokser
Erik Bergrin - Visualizing mortality, and exploring cycles of death and rebirth through fiber

Erik Bergrin - Visualizing mortality, and exploring cycles of death and rebirth through fiber

May 17, 2022

Episode 41 - Brooklyn based fiber artist, Erik Bergrin, walks us through his incredible solo show at the Morris Museum in New Jersey, titled "8 Dissolutions" on view until July 10, 2022.  Erik shares his journey of healing and self discovery through meditation retreats, and discusses ideas of death and rebirth that inspire his art.

Check out the video we discuss from the "8 Dissolutions" exhibition here: https://youtu.be/LFGvW-_l9bc

You can find Erik online at:  https://erikbergrin.com/

Instagram: @erikbergrin

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/gInjlK1YK0k

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

 

 

Demi Mixon - From geologist to full-time fiber artist

Demi Mixon - From geologist to full-time fiber artist

April 26, 2022

Episode 40 - Houston based fiber artist, Demi Mixon, shares her story, transitioning from geologist to full-time fiber artist, managing anxiety, and forging a pathway to fulfilling her artistic goals.

Get access to Demi's newly launched hand-dyed macramé course on Domestika here:  

https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/3417-hand-dyed-macrame-create-unique-plant-hangers/demi_mixon

You can find Demi online at:  https://www.demi.design/

Instagram: @demi.macrame.designs

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/XLU_WIZ5gjM

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

 

 

Meg Spitzer - from NYC to LA and finding her creative soul again

Meg Spitzer - from NYC to LA and finding her creative soul again

March 22, 2022

Episode 38 - Fiber artist, Meg Spitzer, shares her journey, how moving cross country and the isolation of being a new mom helped rekindle her creative soul.

You can find Meg on Instagram: @meg.spitzer

And online: https://www.megspitzer.com

Video: https://youtu.be/bbCFYRFsjYs

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

 
 
Michelle Chesson - On building a loom and fiber business with her dad, and what’s next

Michelle Chesson - On building a loom and fiber business with her dad, and what’s next

March 9, 2022

Episode 37 - Canada-based fiber artist, Michelle Chesson of Roving Textiles, shares her story.  From living and meeting her husband in Australia, moving back to Canada, and how she created a thriving business making and selling looms with her father.  We discuss the challenges and joys of being your own boss, and what growing the business might mean for the future.

You can find Michelle on Instagram: @rovingtextiles

And online: https://www.rovingtextiles.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/0jSDnYiUHPI

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

 
 
Kristen Thompson - On weaving her way through a cross-country RV adventure

Kristen Thompson - On weaving her way through a cross-country RV adventure

February 15, 2022

Episode 36 - Kristen Thompson of the The Roving Kind shares her adventures of kicking off the pandemic while traveling throughout the U.S. in an RV, homeschooling two kids, and staying inspired and creative throughout it all.  Plus, the challenges of settling back into a conventional, stationary life.  

You can find Kristen on Instagram: @the.roving.kind

And online: https://www.therovingkind.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/MSJ9ZJ-qG98

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

 
 
Fanny Zedenius - On birthing books and pandemic babies, balancing motherhood and making

Fanny Zedenius - On birthing books and pandemic babies, balancing motherhood and making

February 9, 2022

Episode 35 - Stockholm based artist, Fanny Zedenius of Createaholic, shares her fiber journey, from traveling the world, birthing her first book, growing her business and having a baby in the pandemic. Hosted by Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio.

You can find Fanny on Instagram: @createaholic

And online: https://createaholic.se/

Video: https://youtu.be/fZlxZQcYFx8

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

Denisse M. Vera - Creates gowns for goddesses one knot at a time

Denisse M. Vera - Creates gowns for goddesses one knot at a time

December 20, 2021

Episode 34 - Chilean-Australian storyteller, artist and fashion designer, Denisse M. Vera, shares her backstory from giving up sports due to a tumor, pivoting quickly and discovering the world of fashion, to reconnecting with her Mapuche roots through her work. Hosted by Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio.

You can find Denisse on Instagram: @denissemvera

And online: http://www.denissemvera.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/9jw0KPYmgoo

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

Ciara Jones - From military to making, adjusting to a whole new life

Ciara Jones - From military to making, adjusting to a whole new life

December 9, 2021

Episode 33 - Ciara Jones of The Juno Studio shares her story, from military service to maker, dealing with sudden loss, burnout, and a whole new life. Hosted by Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio.

You can find Ciara on Instagram: @ciarajuno

And online: https://www.etsy.com/shop/theJunoStudio

Video: https://youtu.be/n7WAj8Hmrq8

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

Alyssa Ki - On family, life and weekends filled with floral weavings

Alyssa Ki - On family, life and weekends filled with floral weavings

December 2, 2021

Episode 32 - Alyssa Ki of Solip DIY shares her journey, from photojournalist to weaver, and how her signature floral garden weavings were born. Hosted by Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio.

You can find Alyssa on Instagram: @solipdiy

And online: https://solipdiy.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/yqNyAsB7JiI

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

Amanda Flourié - Weaves her way thru a personal journey of growth and self discovery

Amanda Flourié - Weaves her way thru a personal journey of growth and self discovery

November 19, 2021

Episode 31 - Amanda Flourié of Rogue Weaving shares a very personal story, from the loss of her marriage, single parenting through the pandemic, finding sobriety and a new relationship, and how she weaved her way through it all. Hosted by Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio.

You can find Amanda on Instagram: @rogueweaving

And online: https://rogueweaving.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/4b1DZJfpYGQ

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

And shop for macrame and weaving fibers online at: http://www.niromastudio.com

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