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!
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
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