Podcast, Zinzi Edmundson, Knit Wit Magazine

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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guest is Zinzi Edmundson, the editor of Knit Wit Magazine, a print magazine that celebrates the dynamic world of contemporary fiber arts and craft. Rita & Zinzi talk about the process of starting a print magazine, the current crafting movement, and the feminism in the textile arts world. Issue 4 comes out May 1!

Folk Fibers Feature_Shot by Josh Goleman
Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers in Issue 4, photograph by Josh Goleman

NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
Knit Wit Magazine
Remedy Quarterly, a kickstarter Zinzi backed
The Man Repeller Round Table with Mary Norris, New Yorker Comma Queen and query proofreader
Following blog, a look at how people live and express themselves online and in social media
Alden Amos, the helicopter mechanic who crafted spinning wheels
Janelle Pietrzak’s collaborations with Anthropologie
Meredith Metcalf’s ceramics
Knitwit on the Woolful Podcast
Jungmaven hemp t-shirts
String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art & Craft in American Art

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS:
HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE
APPOINTED
Interested in sponsoring? Please contact podcast@theamericanedit.com.

Thank you so much for listening! We’d also really appreciate it if you would subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or share #whydowewehavethings with your friends or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Here’s why this matters: the more reviews and subscriptions we get, the more likely people are to find the podcast, and then the more likely we are to be able to get rad interviewees, improve our sound, etc. Thank you

Images via Knit Wit Magazine

2 thoughts on “Podcast, Zinzi Edmundson, Knit Wit Magazine

  1. This book was also mentioned, which I absolutely cannot wait to read: “String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art ” Thanks very much!

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