The Fiber Artist Podcast with Cindy Bokser
Emily Nicolaides - On her deep study into weaving circles

Emily Nicolaides - On her deep study into weaving circles

November 4, 2022

Episode 46 - Emily Nicolaides chats with us about her years of exploring the woven circle and the launch of her new book, "Amazing Circular Weaving" published by Abrams Books.  We talk about her big move from the U.S. to Cyprus, and what could be next on the horizon.

You can find Emily online at:  https://www.emilynicolaides.com/

Instagram: @emilynicolaides

Her book, "Amazing Circular Weaving" is available now, order here: https://www.emilynicolaides.com/

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/5P3Q6dmR_r0

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

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

Tiffany Allen - On finding creative inspiration in nature’s gifts

Tiffany Allen - On finding creative inspiration in nature’s gifts

August 30, 2022

Episode 45 - Tiffany Allen of Macrame and Driftwood shares how her love of driftwood brought her to macramé, and celebrates the launch of her new book, "You Will be able to Macramé by the End of this Book."

You can find Tiffany online at:  https://www.macrameanddriftwood.com/

Instagram: @macrameanddriftwood

Her book, "You Will be Able to Macramé by the End of this Book" is available now: https://linktr.ee/youwillbeabletomacrame

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/KtSzVdTb17Q

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

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

Terri Watson - On Taking it One Vertical Clove Hitch at a Time

Terri Watson - On Taking it One Vertical Clove Hitch at a Time

August 4, 2022

Episode 44 - Terri Watson of Tie One On Creative, queen of "fuckrame" and the vertical clove hitch!  Terri shares her knotting journey, and chats with us about her creative process, and how she established her voice through her bold, unabashed, statement macrame.

You can find Terri online at: https://www.tieoneoncreative.com/

Instagram: @tieoneoncreative

Her book, "New School Macrame" is available now: https://www.tieoneoncreative.com/pages/new-school-macrame-book

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/F8kGKGTkRVY

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

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

Ashley Thurman - Spinning, Weaving, and the Ups and Downs of Community Building

Ashley Thurman - Spinning, Weaving, and the Ups and Downs of Community Building

June 28, 2022

Episode 43 - Ashley Thurman is a co-creator of the popular yarn sharing program, "Fibreshare" and the founder of Loom Denim.  She shares her origin story, and takes us through Fibreshare's evolution:  past, present and future; and talks about the joy and process of yarn spinning.

You can find Ashley online at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoomDenim

Instagram: @loom_denim

Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/6_TRKuqj05k

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

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

Tammy Kanat - on continually evolving while keeping your creative voice

Tammy Kanat - on continually evolving while keeping your creative voice

June 7, 2022

Episode 42 - Melbourne-based fiber artist Tammy Kanat shares her journey, from successful jewelry entrepreneur to celebrated fiber artist, and how she found fulfillment again through the power of making. We discuss NFTs, copying, finding and evolving your creativity

You can find Tammy online at:  https://www.tammykanat.com/

Instagram: @tammykanat

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

Cindy/Niroma Studio on Instagram: @niromastudio

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

 

 

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

 
 
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