Gale Zucker and Kristin Nicholas. Photo of Kristin Nicholas by Rikki Snyder.
In this episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast my guests are Gale Zucker and Kristin Nicholas.
Kristin is a knitwear and stitchery designer. She worked as the Creative Director for Classic Elite Yarn in Lowell, Massachusetts for 16 years before venturing out on her own as a designer, author, and teacher. Kristin and her husband, Mark, and their teenage daughter, Julia, live on a working sheep farm in a farmhouse that dates from 1751. They have 400 sheep, some chickens, cats, a dog, a donkey, and a llama!
Kristin has classes on CreativeBug (watch her instructor video to see all those sheep!) and Craftsy and she’s the author of 8 books.
Gale Zucker is a location photographer specializing in shooting for yarn companies, designers, and craft books. She photographs real people in real places in a storytelling style and has photographed for everyone including TV Guide, the New York Times, the Smithsonian, Consumer Reports, Fortune 500 companies, and prestigious universities.
Gale is the co-author and photographer of two books, Craft Activism, and Shear Spirit, and she’s currently working on several new book projects including one about fashion at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. Gale lives in shoreline Connecticut with her family.
We open the show by talking about Gale and Kristin’s careers and current projects. These are two exceptionally accomplished women who know the craft industry well and have great experiences to share.
We then jump into what is often my favorite part of the show: our recommendations. Gale, Kristin and I recommend awesome things we’re enjoying right now.
- Indian tapestry bedspreads like this one for adding instant chic to any room.
- the Good Life Project
- Smart Creative Women
- Sugru and metal tape
And I recommend:
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Two of my favorite people in one podcast. Thanks!
That was wonderful Abby! I am so impressed with all the different things you work on. You have mad skills, girlfriend!
Thank you so much for listening, Patty!
Although I’m not in fabric/yarn, I still find it fascinating to hear the travels other creatives take and why they choose one path over another. You are a wonderful host, asking all the right questions. Thank you for sharing so much of your talent with us. It makes this less traveled path feel less solitary!
That’s so nice of you to say. Thank you! I love making the podcast.
Another great podcast Abby! Thanks – I love listening to your podcasts. It’s part of my routine now to listen to them while I’m on my treadmill each day. They are always interesting to listen to and I always learn something too! love all your recommendations!
That’s so great to hear, Jody. The recommendations are my favorite part of the show!