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Chatting with artists, makers and creatives who work with fiber
  1. Emily Nicolaides - On her deep study into weaving circles

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

  5. Tammy Kanat - on continually evolving while keeping your creative voice

    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

     

     

  6. Erik Bergrin - Visualizing mortality, and exploring cycles of death and rebirth through fiber

    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

     

     

  7. Demi Mixon - From geologist to full-time fiber artist

    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

     

     

  8. Meg Spitzer - from NYC to LA and finding her creative soul again

    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

       
  9. Michelle Chesson - On building a loom and fiber business with her dad, and what’s next

    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

       
  10. Kristen Thompson - On weaving her way through a cross-country RV adventure

    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