Reverberate

Welcome to the new podcast produced by A Verb for Keeping Warm!
Reverberate is a podcast about our wide world of textiles and the people who grow, design, make and wear them. Produced by A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California. Hosted by Adrienne Rodriguez.
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A photo of Chin Matthews in his new knit design Sloop Beanie

 

 

SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 10 // 11 Questions with Chin Matthews

 Please see our BLOGPOST for show notes.

In the picture above Chin is wearing his new knitwear design The Sloop Beanie.

The yarn features is AVFKW Even Tinier Annapurna in the color way Bonfire.

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Youngmin Lee Episode 9


SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 9
// Korean Wrapping Cloths: an Interview with Textile Artist and Teacher Youngmin Lee

At A Verb for Keeping Warm we work with many inspiring textile makers, teachers and artists. We are excited to share their work with you!

Youngmin Lee is a Korean born textile artist living in the SF Bay Area who teaches at A Verb for Keeping Warm. Her work features the beautiful and intricate Korean textile art of patchwork known as jogakbo. This patchwork is mostly seen on traditional wrapping cloths called bojagi. These wrapping cloths impart the maker’s wish for happiness among other good fortune for the receiver of the gift. Each piece Youngmin makes is hand stitched with intention and delicate skill. She teaches these techniques and Korean culture around the world sharing this significant textile heritage. Kristine and Adrienne interviewed Youngmin Lee in person about her work, how she got started making, and the history and cultural significance of these textiles in Korea. This interview was recorded in person at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Envelope bojagi

Photo Courtesy of Youngmin Lee

Explore these Resources

+ Youngmin Lee's website
+ Youngmin's upcoming class at AVFKW
+ Asian Art Museum collection of bojagi
+ Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan region, Important Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO
+ Music featured in this episode by Sanullim (South Korean rock band that debuted in 1977) Reminiscence, Album Vol. 8
+ Making No.7 / Desert - inspired work - The Landscape Portrait Wall Hanging Kit
+ Youngmin Lee's DVD - Bojagi Wrapping Cloths: The Art of Korean Stitching
+ Join Youngmin's email newsletter
+ Follow Youngmin Lee on Instagram! @youngminlee_bojagi
+ Korea Textile Tour @koreatextiletour - Go to Korea with Youngmin!

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 8 // Dreams, Wool and Pattern Design plus an Interview w/Bristol Ivy

At A Verb for Keeping Warm, we have our own line of farm yarns and this past Fall we created our first lookbook. Over this first series of episodes, we are following the journey of how our farm yarns are created, starting with the sheep who grow our wool, to the designers who created patterns for our lookbook to use with our yarn. This is a story about farmers, American-based manufacturing, family-run businesses, environmentalism, trade, design, color, and creativity - all of these elements intersect through the creation and use of fiber and textiles which make up our clothing - that which inhabits so much memory and keep us warm.

In episodes 1-4, we followed the path of creating our yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Ridge. These yarns are made from Sally Fox’s wool and are milled at Green Mountain Spinnery.

Now we’ve switched gears, and are following the path of how our yarn Gather is created - in episode 5, you can hear Lani Estill talk about growing the wool, in episode 6, Rob teaches us about milling Gather and gives us insight to how incorporates sustainability into the milling process, in episode 7 we heard from Lora Kinkade, the farmer who grew dye plants for us this past Summer which were used in the Lookbook collection of yarn and patterns. And now in Episode 8, we hear from two designers who have patterns featured in the lookbook: Bristol Ivy and Annie Claire Rowden.

When putting together this series, Kristine and I thought it would be a fun idea to group the yarn in this way, so when you knit with it, you have a real understanding of those who have participated in the process of creating our yarns. It certainly takes a village! We also hope to strengthen the pathways of creating farm yarns - so we hope by sharing this information with you - more will know about the details of the process, and perhaps be drawn to participating, and / or help innovate to create a strong, efficient system of making American-based wool yarns.

In this episode, first, I speak with Kristine Vejar the owner of AVFKW, then I share an interview with Bristol Ivy. Annie Claire reads a description of her design. And finally, Kristine and I do a quick recap. This is the 8th and last episode of the Fall 2018 Lookbook Series. I hope you have enjoyed listening!!!

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources

+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ Bristol Ivy - Persimmon Cowl
+ Annie Claire Rowden - Pollen Socks
+ Wendell Berry - Our Only World
+ Dan Barber - The Third Plate
+ Michael Pollan - The Omnivore's Dilemma
+ Globalization Trilogy: Walmart Comes to Town, China Blue, Bitter Seeds - - -Films by Micha X. Peled
+ Robin Wall Kimmerer - Braiding Sweetgrass

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast
Email: adrienne (at) averbforkeepingwarm.com

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episode 7 - Reverberate Podcast


SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 7
// Growing Local Color & Interview with Lora Kinkade

At A Verb for Keeping Warm, we have our own line of farm yarns and this past Fall we created our first lookbook. Over this first series of episodes, we are following the journey of how our farm yarns are created, starting with the sheep who grow our wool, to the designers who created patterns for our lookbook to use with our yarn. This is a story about farmers, American-based manufacturing, family-run businesses, environmentalism, trade, design, and creativity - all of these elements intersect through the creation and use of fiber and textiles which make up our clothing - that which inhabits so much memory and keep us warm.

In episodes 1-4, we followed the path of creating our yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Ridge. These yarns are made from Sally Fox’s wool and are milled at Green Mountain Spinnery.

Now we’ve switched gears, and are following the path of how our yarn Gather is created - in episode 5, you can hear Lani Estill talk about growing the wool, in episode 6, Rob teaches us about milling Gather and gives us insight to how he incorporates sustainability into the milling process, and now in episode 7 - we hear from Lora Kinkade, the farmer who grew dye plants for us this past Summer which were used in the Lookbook collection of yarn and patterns.

When putting together this series, Kristine and I thought it would be a fun idea to group the yarn in this way, so when you knit with it, you have a real understanding of those who have participated in the process of creating our yarns. It certainly takes a village! We also hope to strengthen the pathways of creating farm yarns - so we hope by sharing this information with you - more will know about the details of the process, and perhaps be drawn to participating, and / or help innovate to create a strong, efficient system of making American-based wool yarns.

In this episode, first, I speak with Kristine Vejar the owner of AVFKW, and then I share an interview with Lora Kinkade.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources

+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ New Family Farm in Sebastopal
+ Organic Farming

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast
Email: adrienne (at) averbforkeepingwarm.com

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Episode 6


SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 6
// Making Yarn with Mystic Pines Fiber Mill

At A Verb for Keeping Warm, we have our own line of farm yarns and this past Fall we created our first lookbook. Over this first series of episodes, we are following the journey of how our farm yarns are created, starting with the sheep who grow our wool, to the designers who created patterns for our lookbook to use with our yarn. This is a story about farmers, American-based manufacturing, family-run businesses, environmentalism, trade, design, and creativity - all of these elements intersect through the creation and use of fiber and textiles which make up our clothing - that which inhabits so much memory and keep us warm.

In episodes 1-4, we followed the path of creating our yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Ridge. These yarns are made from Sally Fox’s wool and are milled at Green Mountain Spinnery.

Now we’ve switched gears, and are following the path of how our yarn Gather is created - this yarn is made from a blend of Lani’s Estill’s Rambouillet wool. She is featured in Episode 5. And alpaca fiber from Mystic Pines Fiber Mill - which is where Gather is milled.

When putting together this series, Kristine and I thought it would be a fun idea to group the yarn in this way, so when you knit with it, you have a real understanding of those who have participated in the process of creating our yarns. It certainly takes a village! We also hope to strengthen the pathways of creating farm yarns - so we hope by sharing this information with you - more will know about the details of the process, and perhaps be drawn to participating, and / or help innovate to create a strong, efficient system of making American-based wool yarns.

In this episode, first, I speak with Kristine Vejar the owner of AVFKW about our trip to visit Mystic Pines Fiber Mill, and then I share an interview with Rob, the owner of Mystic Pines, and then Kristine joins me again to talk about the intricacies of designing and making Gather.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources

+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ Mystic Pines Fiber Mill
+ Lani’s Lana
+ Mary at Twirl Yarn
+
Flagstaff Fiber Festival
+ Sheep is Life Navajo Nation
+ Bren Boone of Snerb Yarn & Fiber video of
Spinning from Combs
+ Bristol Ivy's Persimmon Cowl pattern
+ Persimmon Cowl kits using Gather

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 5
// Making Yarn with Lani Estill's Rambouillet Wool

At A Verb for Keeping Warm, we have our own line of farm yarns. Over this first series of episodes, we are following the journey of how our farms yarns are created, starting with the sheep who grow our wool, to the designers who create patterns to use with our yarn. This is a story about farmers, American-based manufacturing, family-run businesses, environmentalism, trade, design, and creativity - all of these elements intersect through the creation and use of fiber and textiles which make up our clothing and home-goods, these things which we use on a daily basis and which inhabit so much memory and keep us warm.

Following the AVFKW Fall Lookbook as our guide, there will be eight episodes dedicated to those featured in the lookbook, and who support AVFKW farm yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Gather. Throughout this series, we will explore the intersection of raising materials for textiles and caring for the environment.

In this episode, Adrienne interviews Lani Estill, the rancher who raises the wool used in our new farm yarn, Gather. Then, Adrienne checks-in with Kristine, the owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm - and speaks to her about her dream of making a soft naturally-dyed yarn made with California wool.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources

+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather

+ FFA - Future Farmer’s of America / 4-H
+ H2A immigration agriculture-based work visas
+ Carbon Cycle Institute x Fibershed- Carbon Farm Plan
+ Pendleton
+ North Face x Bare Ranch Cali Wool Backyard Beanie and Scarf (which is actually a cowl)
+ NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
+ Lani’s Lana

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 4

In this episode of Reverberate, we interview knitwear designers Thea Colman and Elizabeth Doherty.

Following the AVFKW Fall Lookbook as our guide, there will be eight episodes dedicated to those featured in the lookbook, and who support AVFKW farm yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Gather. Throughout this series, we will explore the intersection of raising materials for textiles and caring for the environment.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources
+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ Mary Jane Mucklestone - The Diamondback Hat Pattern and Kit
+ Thea Colman - The Botanist Cardigan Pattern and Kit
+ Thea’s Water Hat - and her efforts to support clean drinking water in Flint Michigan
+ Clara Parkes
+ Squam Art Workshops
+ St. George’s Spirits - The Botanist Cocktail
+ Rachel Maddow
+ Elizabeth Doherty - The Ebbetts Cardigan Kit / Stitched Together Hat Mitts and Kits

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 3

Welcome to the third episode of our new podcast Reverberate! Over the course of these first episodes, we are interviewing those featured in our Fall 2018 Lookbook. 

We've followed the wool from the farm, to the mill, and now the yarn comes alive in the hands of knitwear designers, such as Mary Jane Mucklestone, who is featured in this episode of Reverberate!

In this episode, Adrienne speaks with Kristine, the owner of Verb, about the concept 100% for the Designer. And she talks to Mary Jane Mucklestone, one of the designers in our Fall 2018 Lookbook, about her pattern The Diamondback Hat.

Explore these Resources
+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ Thread and Ladle - The Cost of a Knitting Pattern
+ Woolly Wormhead - The True Cost of a Pattern
+ Mary Jane Mucklestone
+ Diamondback Hat pattern
+ AVFKW Dawn yarn
+ AVFKW Diamondback Hat Kits
+ FoxFibre / Sally Fox
+ Knitting a swatch
+ Patti Smith

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 2

Welcome to the second episode of our new podcast Reverberate! Over the course of 7 episodes, we are interviewing those featured in our Fall 2018 Lookbook. 

In the last episode we spoke with Sally Fox the person who raises the sheep who grow the wool for Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and now a new, very small batch of yarn named Ridge. She also supplies the organic red cotton found in Dawn. In this episode, we follow the wool from the farmer to the mill. Kristine teaches us how the wool is prepared for the mill and Adrienne speaks to David at Green Mountain Spinnery located in Vermont.

Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned cooperative, is a fiber mill located in Putney, Vermont. They create yarn of the highest quality, help sustain regional sheep farming, and develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes!

Explore these Resources
+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ Green Mountain Spinnery
+ FoxFibre / Sally Fox
+ Full Belly Farm
+ the 1970s oil crisis
+ the difference between a Finn sheep and a Romney sheep
+ Wendell Berry

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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SHOW NOTES // EPISODE 1

In this episode of Reverberate, we introduce the host and producers of the new AVFKW podcast, Adrienne Rodriguez and Kristine Vejar.

Following the AVFKW Fall Lookbook as our guide, there will be seven episodes dedicated to those featured in the lookbook, and who support AVFKW farm yarns Horizon, Flock, Dawn, and Gather.
Throughout this series, we will explore the intersection of raising materials for textiles and caring for the environment

Sally Fox, an activist, cotton-breeder, shepherd, single-mother, and inventor is the first guest. Learn how she came to grow cotton and wool and why she incorporates sustainable practices like bio-dynamic and organic into her farm.

If you are a new listener to Reverberate, please subscribe and share with your friends! Also don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

Explore these Resources
+ AVFKW Fall 2018 Lookbook
+ AVFKW Farm Yarns: HorizonFlockDawn, Ridge, and Gather
+ FoxFibre
+ Smithsonian Inventions featuring Sally Fox
+ Can Dirt Save the Earth - a NYT article on carbon-sequestration
+ Definition of biodynamic
+ Who is Rudolf Steiner
+ Demeter Certified Biodynamic®
+ The connection between dyes and pesticides

Stay in Touch
Instagram: @avfkw and @reverberatepodcast

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Reverberate is a podcast exploring our wide world of textiles and the people who grow, make, use, and wear them.
Produced by A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California. Hosted by Adrienne Rodriguez. We plan to release vibrant episodes packed with interviews, conversations and stories from vital contributors to the fiber community. Examining the threads that tie us together across the country and the world. Join us on our audio adventures!

Launching this November!

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